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About the Author

I'm a 57 year old woman, married for 36 years, a mother of three adult children and grandmother to two grandchildren. I live by the sea in the UK. My love of the Victorian era inspired my historical novel writing. I was a nurse, and am a carer for my mother: my background helps with writing my medical stories. I was shortlisted for The Festival of Romance Fiction New Talent Award, in 2014. One of my historical romance novels made it into the second round of ABNA 2014, (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award). It also reached the top 100 paid best seller listings in three categories on Amazon UK, 2014 / 15. It was also added to the IndieRecon (London Book Fair Fringe Festival), 2015 brochure, as a recommended read. And my books are housed in Suffolk libraries. My writing has been likened to, Josephine Cox and Catherine Cookson. I've had articles published in magazines both in UK and Cyprus, (where I lived for eight years). I also write poetry and short stories. When I’m not networking, writing or researching for my books, I make greetings cards for charity, enjoy gardening, fishing and walking the promenade.

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  • File Size: 426 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Anastasias Publishing Europe; 2 edition (November 30, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WU2QZI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich. My novel genre is historical romance with a twist. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. I am adding a new genre to my portfolio in 2015: Medical Romance.

Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction New Talent Award 2014.

Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014

Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance. 2015 = paid top 100 best-seller lists in three categories.

Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library.

Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres, and I dabble in medical romance stories in chick-lit style and one day will release a few. I've won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line.

When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.


Please note: I write in UK English.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By K. Meador on May 10, 2012
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Ahh to fall in love with a story - this is exactly what happened as I met Kitty, Sarah, Arthur, James and Patrick. Kitty is the woman you just love to love and Sarah is too! I even fell in love with Sally...and then heartbroken at her situation. Arthur, James and Patrick are all vying for the affections of Kitty leading to a story that grabs your attention, holds it and delivers the warm fuzzy feeling as you read the last words....Now, I can't say too much more because then I would ruin it but I do have to say this: It is a wonderful story written by a talented writer - Good Job Glynis Smy on your debut novel! And I am looking forward to reading "Maggie's Child" later this year after it is released!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JEANNE on May 7, 2012
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I was totally drawn into the world of this book. Love the heroine, Kitty and especially liked the accounts of her branching out on her own and setting up shop as a seamstress. Lots of what I like in historical fiction-great detail and atmosphere, very credible characters. And, just as you would hope for in a tale of Jack the Ripper, plenty of dank alleys and 'mustard' coloured fog.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marsha Moore on May 7, 2012
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If you've ever thought historical novels are a little bit boring, you really must give this a go -- it's anything but dull! Combining fiction with reality, Smy creates a story with plenty of twists and turns, along with characters you can't help but love or hate in equal measures. I enjoyed the strong, independent heroine who refuses to bow to convention and even sets up her own successful business. Using colourful language, the world of East London comes to life, and you can almost taste the fear and unease that wraps itself around this novel.A wonderful debut, and I can't wait to read more from this author.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sally Duckworth on May 30, 2012
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First of all an amazing cover illustration !
Suspenseful , loved the character Kitty and she kept my attention throughout the book .
Her voice rings so clear and true and she make you feel the things she sees and does.
A joy to read , easy to get into and addictively plotted.
Beautifully written and a real page turner.
Will not give the story line away as a MUST to read.
Wonderful debut novel and cant wait fot the next by Glynis Smy .
Well done
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roberta Kagan author of "All My Love, Detrick" on May 8, 2012
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What an awesome read! I felt like I was transported back to Old England to the impoverished section of Whitechapel. The imagery is so strong that you will feel as if you are walking through the dirty streets of London. I could sense the danger lurking in every corner. Kitty, the main character is well developed and you really come to know her as she brings you into her world. She is a strong young woman and the reader feels as if she is with Kitty as Kitty branches out taking steps necessary to survive and improve her life. There are some serious surprises that will shock you. I am trying to be careful not to give any spoilers away. But I will tell you that this is a great read. It kept my interest and caused me to stay up far too late one night because I couldn't put it down.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Len on June 1, 2012
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Before I began reading this novel, the honest truth was historical fiction never appealed to me. After reading this, I am now a fan! So, if you are not a historical-fiction fan, this isn't a typical, boring book with the non-essential details. It's a well-crafted novel with a good plot.

With compelling and yet believable characters and without saying much that would add spoilers, I recommend this to the highest degree.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paula Martin on May 24, 2012
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Glynis Smy evokes all the sights, sounds, squalor (and smells!) of the east end of London at the end of the 19th century, as well as a whole range of characters from the fashionable elite to the underworld of prostitutes and criminals. These are the background to Kitty's life, which appears safe and secure with a loving father and surrogate family, despite the horrific murders that are happening in the Whitechapel area by an unknown murderer known as 'Jack the Ripper'. Kitty is loving and kind, but also strong and independent, and her talents as a seamstress lead to her opening her own shop. She also has three men vying for her attentions, but all is not as it seems, and for Kitty, love, heartbreak and tragedy go hand-in-hand. I got to the point where I couldn't put it down, as I waited with bated breath for the story to unfold.
The writing style is excellent and all the characters are strongly drawn. There is humour and grief, passion and heartbreak, as well as cold-blooded planning of murder. It is a story that will stay with me, and therefore I thoroughly recommend it. You will not be disappointed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Felsted on May 19, 2012
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A friend and I were having a discussion the other night about his use of the word "hoochie mama." I saw his need to label women by their sexual activity or lack thereof as discriminatory and offensive. He didn't think there was anything wrong with it. Our conversation went something like this,

Him: Delilah was a hoochie mama.

Me: If Delilah was a hoochie mama, Sampson was a manwhore.

Him: I don't appreciate you nitpicking the words I choose to use. I've starting saying "hoochie mama" because it's nicer than the alternative. And this is the only way to teach my girls the consequences of dressing and acting in a certain way.

Me: Silence.

I've been biting my tongue a lot lately when it comes to issues like this because I get so dang tired of arguing with people, but this is what I wanted to say. "Sheesh, for the love of all that's good and decent, find a way to teach your daughter that doesn't require labeling her a virgin or a slut!"

Last weekend I read "Ripper, my love" by Glynis Smy. It was a fiction novel about Jack the Ripper and the woman he loved and cherished--a sweet, caring girl who had no idea the man she cared for was a serial killer. The story was told from several points of view, and I found myself reading chapters from the view point of Jack the Ripper himself.

I admit this was disturbing at first. Who wants to be in the head of a villain? But by the end of the story I was grateful to the author for doing it the way she had because it drove home the danger of viewing all women through the virgin/whore lens.

Jack had no problem murdering disreputable women. He believed that by ridding the world of low class, impoverished prostitutes that he was doing society a favor.
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