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Introducing Linda Bowler, with her Debut title, 'Ollie the Honest Owl.'

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

What inspired you to start writing?

I was inspired to start writing after my mother passed away and I found a leather folder containing Short stories she had written and tried to get published. I have always enjoyed making up stories for my children and grandchildren. I thought it would be something good to dedicate a book to them.

What is the key theme and/or message in the book?

“It is always best to be honest.“

Who is your favourite author and why?

Agatha Christie is my all-time favourite author because of her amazing mind of crime.

Describe a typical writing day...

I have to be in amongst nature to be inspired to write. Somewhere I have peace and quiet and a time to just sit and think.

What was the highlight of writing this book?

The highlight for me was seeing the story come to life, with amazing illustrations and the reaction of my grandchildren seeing my book.

If you could invite three people to a dinner party, who would they be and why?

Alan Titchmarsh, gardener broadcaster TV presenter, poet and novelist. Great all rounder for making conversation. Pam Ayers poet. Comedian, songwriter and presenter, to bring humour. And Debbie Wiseman, composer, conductor and presenter to inspire.

Who is your hero?

Audrey Hepburn is my hero, talented, elegant actress but not affected by fame. Gaining the medal of freedom in recognition of her work as UNICEF ambassador.

What is the best part of your day?

The best part of my day is first thing in the morning, everything is fresh and new. Time to take a moment before the business of the day takes over. A time to clear my mind and reflect.

What is your favourite quote?

'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart.' - Helen Keller

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