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Author Archive: Garry Crystal

Garry Crystal is a freelance writer living in the UK. His short stories and articles have appeared in print and online including Expats Post, The Andirondack Review, Turnrow Journal, Roadside Fiction and Orato.

His first book Leaving London is available on Amazon and other retailers now.

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The Elephant Frowned

The Elephant Frowned

  The Elephant Frowned A journalist interviews a film director and breaks through the idealised version to uncover the truth, lies and manipulation. But what is reality and what is fiction when everyone has an agenda?   “Because a person’s word is not enough anymore. If there’s nothing there, something has to be invented.”   […]

A twist in the plot. Julian Gallo discusses his new novel and gives his view on the reality versus perception of self publishing

A twist in the plot. Julian Gallo discusses his new novel and gives his view on the reality versus perception of self publishing

Author Julian Gallo discusses his new novel Mediterraneo and the influence that the 50 Shades trilogy has had on self-published books. Julian Gallo is a self-published writer. In the last decade his poetry and short stories have been published across the internet and in print; submissions that were accepted by various literary venues.  Gallo has […]

Sleepless Nights – Find Me a Solution

Sleepless Nights – Find Me a Solution

  “Woh, that’s some luggage you’re carrying around under your eyes. Why don’t you just go to bed earlier and get a full eight hours.” “I would love to sleep straight through for eight hours, unfortunately I live in a world of car alarms, shops alarms, nightclubs and neighbours blasting music through paper thin walls, […]

The Eye of the Beholder

The Eye of the Beholder

Samantha Brick has recently made herself the talk of the internet, television and newspapers. In case you haven’t heard Samantha is a journalist who has been exposing the downsides of being beautiful, as in, her beauty. Brick claims that she has suffered throughout her life especially from jealous women who are scared to leave their […]

Joyce Carol Vincent – Dreams of a Life

Joyce Carol Vincent – Dreams of a Life

  I first came across the story of Joyce Carol Vincent (pictured above) when reading an article in The Guardian in October 2011. The article by film maker Carol Morley explained that Joyce Vincent was 41 years old when she was found dead in her London bedsit in 2003. But what made the story so […]

A Guide to Getting Your Self-Published Book Seen (by any means possible)

A Guide to Getting Your Self-Published Book Seen (by any means possible)

Writing a book is hard work but what’s even harder is getting your book seen by readers amidst the hundreds of thousand of books already on the market. Authors who have been signed by publishers or agents have a helping hand when it comes to marketing and advertising. These lucky authors will have publicists who […]

A Resident

A Resident

But that’s the thing Although I resist I do buy into the romanticism and mystery of life that others scorn Why not? If you don’t you’re left with reality And for some people, that’s no great thing So I get drunk every once in a while And I get high when the need arises And […]

The Single Person’s Midlife Crisis

The Single Person’s Midlife Crisis

Can single people have a midlife crisis but with the emphasis on the fact that they have never married or had kids? A couple I know are just about to celebrate their 15 year wedding anniversary. I know this because my friend, the groom, phoned to remind me. I shouldn’t need to be reminded, I […]

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