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Have You heard about Annnalisa Crawford’s new #book ?

Recently, I’ve been talking about supporting our fellow-authors– and wondering what counts as mere encouragement, and what is real support.

While I’m still on the fence about reviewing books by fellow authors, I have no hesitation at all in giving them coverage on my blog. Annalisa Crawford has been a good blog-friend and a regular commenter on this blog– it gives me great pleasure to help with her cover reveal for her upcoming release “Our Beautiful Child“, published by Battered Suitcase Press on the 10th
June 2014. 

I found this book’s premise exciting, and of course, am going to download it the moment it is available– and who knows even gift it to a blog-friend– as part of my Support Fellow Authors program (Once a month, I buy books by fellow authors, and gift them to readers who I think might enjoy them. It is not about reviews, or pressure– just the plain and simple pleasure of gifting books to friends while doing my tiny bit for the community.) 

On May 16th, I gave away 3 Author-friends’ books I liked, to other blog friends, besides gifting 2 books by the author I featured. The next gift-session is on the 20th June, and I’m hoping to include Annalisa’s book, Our Beautiful Child for that one!

Here’s more about her book:

“The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn
for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand,
either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the

so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough
to know.
end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her
nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and
Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th
century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin.
finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs
refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who
threatens to ruin everything.
women. Three stories. One pub.
I live in Cornwall UK,
with a good supply of beaches and moorland right on my doorstep to keep me
inspired. I live with my husband, two sons, a dog and a cat.
Despite my location,
I neither surf nor sail, and have never had any inclination to try. I much
prefer walking along a deserted beach and listening to the waves crashing over
rocks. For this reason, I really love the beach in the winter!

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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