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A Letter From China
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Infrequent, irreverent, and irrelevant snapshots of daily life in China. An expats view of life in modern Canton.

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Six Days in Siam

A short story about the stupidity of the Orient, as seen through the eyes of the Occident.
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It has been a while, and I offer my apologies. Writing takes time. A lot of time. Even more time to get it right.

I spent the entirety of January 2017 eradicating semi colons from my novels. I've also been reviewing content. It takes time.

I have today (11th March 2017) released the first six books in both printed and Ebook forms, but only on Amazon so far. There is one book to go: Domicile, which has been a 'piece of work'. It is away with Susan for final polishing, and should be available within ten days.

I apologise, if I appear to be slow in updating this page, and others, but my XP computer's on-board graphics card died. I lost tools that work, making updating these pages easy. Instead I get a lot of needless hassle. XP will be fired up again, when I find a suitable card.

In the coming weeks, and before the end of March 2017, I should have seven novels available on all major and minor, western sales channels. Each is different, and has variations of parameters. So I'll take them one per day. I also have to send out physical books for review and hopefully acceptance by the Trade.

Talking of the Book Industry, their main selling period is Christmas. I am working for sales and promotion for nine month's time. It's weird. Trade first, both in UK and the U.S. My Book Catalogue is now available for dissemination in physical, printed form.

I'll follow with other online retailers: B & H Nook, Kobo, Lulu, Goodreads - the list appears seemingly endless. However, this is the perfect time of year to get my books into these markets, and with Trade supplier support, I'm still ahead of the clock.

The associated publisher website (Charlotte Greene) is complete, bar updating with the latest info, and confirming links. Something else for idle moments this month. There is a lot to being an independent publisher, but I'm on course to succeed. Oh, and I got my U.S. tax status with the IRS sorted already, so that's a bonus.


One of my greatest joys as a writer of fiction, is bringing imaginary characters to life. Sometimes what they say or do is very funny, or conversely, brings a tear to the eye. My characters have personalities and emotions, something I gladly share with the reader.

While typing their stories, I am inside the characters heads, and influencing how they as people develop over the course of the story. Some are quite hilarious, such as Da Phai Nai in Star Gazer. Others, like Bill in Fractured are likeable rogues, or Rosa, a motherly character from the same book, who is also a very clever businesswoman.

I also get a thrill when I manage to disguise a clue, which although in plain view, the reader is led to pass over without realising the significance. Fractured book two, Conspiracy Theory, is notable for this, although it features in all my writing.

Charlotte Greene

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Fiction book imprint designed for self-publishing authors who need a little help, say with editing or covers. This resource is also open to freelancers.

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