Una Rose – Author

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Raising A Pint To Eddie


This photo was taken in 1997 and is of myself, my dad in the middle and my youthful grandfather who is waving to the camera. It is the last picture … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Books I have read


These reviews are done in no particular order some I loved some am ambivalent about but I wanted to share with you my thoughts on all sorts of genres. I … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

WHEN THE CYBER WORLD INTRUDES…


The hashtag #amwriting is one of the most commonly used among writers on Twitter, but in reality how many of us are doing just that a day? Writing that is, … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Trip Down Memory Lane


At the weekend, I went on an accidental trip down memory lane. Having dropped the kids off to a day at the Tate, I had the luxury of an uninterrupted … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Do you understand Tiananmen?


Today is June 4th. Big deal you may say, what is so special about that day? But if I say another word, you will understand: Tiananmen. This day 26 years … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Miss Gish.com


I was recently interviewed by a dynamic French author and publisher, Carya Gish and I post the interview here for your reference. Please check out Carya’s excellent blog for yourself … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

March of the Right Wing…again!


I recently went on a trip with some old friends to Berlin for a reunion. Although we all met in Hong Kong, the German capital turned out to be an … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Trip to Remind Me Who I am!


It has been a terrific week for me, catching up with friends who literally live on the other side of the world! Yesterday I met with an old school friend … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

How To Draw the Future?


My daughter wants to be an artist or a singer…or maybe both! At 13 she hasn’t quite made up her mind, and is fairly talented in the arts all round. … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Taking A Novel To New Heights!


The Tokyo Express has proved popular with Amazon readers and quite a few are saying how it has qualities for a film – well that would be wonderful if it … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Luck Of The Author


Being a writer these days is not just about writing but having a connection with readers. Even established, big name authors have twitter accounts and Facebook pages they keep updated … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Japan Continues To Fascinate Us


Japan has been the focus of several documentaries on British TV lately, that reveal how the country is facing the global economic crisis. As you might expect, the Japanese have … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

When writers come together


This week I ran an event in my town bringing together a rather unusual mix of writers to read their work to a network of writers and artists. A few … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

How should we value books?


I have been a professional writer most of my working life and the average rate paid to freelance journalists hasn’t changed much in recent recession years at about 35p a … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Authors Are All In The Same Boat called Amazon


The Booker Prize Winner, the global success stories such as 50 Shades, the humble self-published and the yet-to-be-discovered best-seller and even the no-hopers all have one thing in common: they … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Authors need to smell the coffee more!


I had lunch recently with a budding author who has a book that will probably do well as it is a niche subject and with the right bit of publicity … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life in the slow lane


I have for the best part of my life been spent in a rush. It comes with being a parent, working as a journalist and having an insatiable appetite for … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Surviving a Philippine Typhoon


A natural disaster will always make me more inclined to give everyone dear to me an extra big hug next time we meet. “Yolanda” the super typhoon to hit the … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

WHERE WILL MY NEXT BOOK BRING ME?


I began my new novel today! I love the start of a new book – it is like an adventure you are setting out on. You have an idea of … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

LA VIE EN ROSE


LA VIE EN ROSE, is how we often refer to France and as is practically my namesake, it holds a special place in my heart. I hated French all through … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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