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…Authors… the tricky thing about ‘requested’ reviews… they don’t have to be tricky…

Seumas Gallacher

…a common feature of life when this ol’ Jurassic was growing up in Docklands Govan in Glasgow was a scarcity of money… most of the families who lived in our street experienced the same thing, and mutual bonds of neighbourhood togetherness meant nobody actually starved… in truth, it has to be said there were times when stomachs were less than full… in an environment like this, local shopkeepers, the forerunners to the Seven-Eleven corner shops, were implored regularly to ‘put the bill on the slate’ until the pay-packets came in at the end of each WURKING week… the amounts were never big enuff to challenge the National Debt… a few shillings for the kids’ dinner, and a couple of eggs or half pint of milk here and there… needless to say, some of the ‘slate’ bills began to accumulate beyond the comfort level of some of the corner store owners…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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