Somebody I used to know - That’s me suddenly, I’m just somebody that I used to know. I’ve done a l

That’s me - suddenly, I’m just somebody that I used to know.

I’ve done a load of stuff in my life and I suppose, when all is said and done, I’m probably a serial entrepreneur. I still run an elegant clothes website called Eves Boutique.

I’ve bought old cars, cleaned them up, got them re-sprayed and sold them from home. I’ve sold advertising space, made pies and cakes and sold them to shops and restaurants. Developed property, converted houses into flats, built houses (well one), took on a tenancy of a couple of pubs, run a photography business, launched Hertfordshire Magazine for what is now Archant, and launched my own magazines and newspapers for estate agents in London and Watford, and there are probably some other things that I’ve forgotten or would rather not admit to.

But I don’t do any of that anymore and I don’t hanker after big business like I used to, nor do I employ 20 staff and worry about finding enough money to cover salaries at the end of the month. Now, at the risk of sounding like a cliché, I never knew that I had it in me; now I have written my first book and I have absolutely loved it. It’s been published, which is great and I’ve started writing book two of what I plan will be a three book series. I’m so enthusiastic about it too, passionate even - the characters, the locations, the dialogue, what happens next - the end, the beginning and I must say that writing a good book for me has proved to be easily as good as reading a good book.

In its way, maybe this is like another new business – because I do intend to write books for a living and there are of course certain disciplines that go with that as with any new business. Things like marketing, promotion, sales, branding, web sites, facebook, social media, blogs and lots, lots more and it’s certainly a full time job.

So I hope that you are curious and that maybe you want to know what I’ve written about or just who my characters are and what they do - I hope so. If you want to know more, you can find me and my book on Amazon, or on my web site. I’m on facebook and linked in, or you can just send me an Email if you want to and tell me what you think - I’d really love to know.

Oh and I forgot to say - the book is called Possession is nine- tenths of Desire

Eve Atkins

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