Posts Tagged ‘ Marie Yates ’

Pets in Books – Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day

Feb 20th, 2018 | By

  February 20th, 2018 is International Love Your Pet Day and it got us thinking about how often pets feature as a key character in fiction… From Nana the nurse dog in Peter Pan, Scabbers the Rat in Harry Potter, Tintin’s Snowy to Bill Syke’s Bulls-Eye in Oliver Twist. They are the constant and often closest

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Books and Dogs Today

Jun 15th, 2015 | By

Marie Yates was recently featured in ‘Dogs Today’ as her book, Reggie & Me is about a girl and a dog. Reggie is the cover model. Here’s what they said… “Marie Yates’ debut novel Reggie and Me follows the story of teenager Dani Moore, as she deals with life in the aftermath of a rape. Dani has to start afresh in

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Musings on losin’

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By

By Marie Yates Ok, so I don’t really feel like I have ‘lost’, I think that spending an evening in the company of author type folk has made me reach for my inner poet. It’s ok, I’m no longer reaching. I had the pleasure of attending The People’s Book Prize Award Ceremony on the 27th

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I don’t have a black tie

May 15th, 2015 | By

By Marie Yates I’ve never really understood the ‘black tie’ dress code. I don’t have a black tie, I don’t have a tie of any description and I’m not sure if it would be appropriate for me to turn up to an event wearing one anyway. I am, however, very willing to learn more about

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Cover stories – Canine Cover Model

Apr 23rd, 2015 | By

By Marie Yates It will come as no surprise that the hound on the front of the book is Reggie, of ‘Reggie & Me’ fame! This is the real ‘Reggie’ who is not only the inspiration behind the canine character in the story, but part of the inspiration that created the entire Dani Moore Trilogy.

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The Art of Surviving

Jan 12th, 2015 | By

Marie Yates will be signing books and speaking at The Health, Wealth & Happiness Show on the 1st Feb… Marie spent a long time trying to figure out what was going on! Lost in a busy world, she knew that there was an answer; she just needed to figure out the question. As a survivor,

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The healing power of dog friends

Jan 4th, 2015 | By

by Marie Yates The bond between Dani and her dog, Reggie is something that is very important to me as I continue with the second and third books in the trilogy. In the first book, Reggie is a fundamental part of Dani’s recovery and he supports her to move forward in a positive way. With

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November news from our authors

Dec 4th, 2014 | By

Marie Yates hit the news with Reggie and Me in a Birmingham Mail article,  and  did a reading / signing as part of the University of Worcester’s 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence. This event was led by the National Centre for the Study & Prevention of Violence & Abuse… to the left is

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Author Workspaces – Marie Yates

Nov 26th, 2014 | By

Author Marie Yates shares her inspiration… It’s only a permanent workspace in my dreams but taking Reggie on a day trip to the beach really helped me when I was struggling with the book… having a day out with him reminded me that the bond we have is an incredibly positive part of my life

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What Would Dani Do?

Nov 18th, 2014 | By

by Marie Yates Dani, the main character in the book, Reggie and Me, has a tough time when she starts her new school in Year Eleven. One of the things she has to face is bullying. A group of girls decided to make Dani the target for their vindictive, hurtful behaviour. As if starting a

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