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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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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 […]

By February 28, 2012 28 Comments Read More →
Waiting in the 11th Arrondissement

Waiting in the 11th Arrondissement

Sometimes the sentence, “Can I tell you something honest and you won’t be mad?” should never be used during a conversation. The man seems nervous to me whereas the woman is much more relaxed. She walks confidently through the door, open, smiling, happy to be here. The man on the other hand is constantly looking […]

“November Rust” – Updated Interview with Author Julian Gallo

“November Rust” – Updated Interview with Author Julian Gallo

November Rust, Julian Gallo’s first novel, is one of those rare books that isn’t scared to take risks and doesn’t shy away from demanding the reader’s attention. This interview was first published in 2009 after the release of Julian Gallo’s first novel November Rust.  This interview includes an update in which Julian talks about November […]

By January 27, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
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