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Interview with debut author, Fiona Lloyd. Plus, g&d Freebies for YOU!

Introducing debut middle-grade author, Fiona Lloyd

I’m so excited to share this beautiful interview with debut middle-grade author, and girl&duck alumnus, Fiona Lloyd!

Fiona has been a Duckie and a Scribbler and I’ve loved watching her go from strength to strength, developing her talent, keeping the faith, doing the verk. πŸ˜‰



This is a funny, engaging and super inspiring conversation that covers all the machinations behind getting your first novel out there. I know you will LOVE this, dear reader! Whether you’re an aspiring or established author, this chat will be your jam. You’ll get lots of giggles too!

PS For those in my current e-course, Rewriting Fiction, this interview is incredibly timely as we go deep into the process of working with editors and rewriting both for yourself and for a publisher.



Fiona’s beautiful book, Being Jimmy Baxter, will be released on July 4, 2023, Penguin/Random House.

Congratulations, Fiona, on keeping the faith, showing up consistently and going all in. I’m so thrilled for you.

Oh, and thank you for dropping by the girlandduck podcast!


A Little List of g&d Freebies. Choose one, choose ’em all!



1. g&d Crackers. (Booklets of Writing Prompts)

Four days, four booklets; inspiration, ideas, advice and prompts to fire up your imagination, nourish your creativity and get you unstuck. (Come back to these time and again.)

Click here for your girlandduck Crackers, free!


2. Five Ways to Write a Book

Exactly what it says on the tin. Five Ways to Write a Book, a video tutorial with me, Jen Storer! Never let anyone tell you there’s only one way ‘correct’ way to write a book. Major furphy! Hop into this freebie and explore the alternatives. Click here to watch the tutorial.



3. Hey Author! The Transcripts

A nifty go-to booklet of transcripts from my beloved Instagram reels (cos let’s face it, Insta reels don’t last!). Hey Author includes writing, creativity and mindset advice. A gorgeous addition to your creative writing resources. Click here and grab your free copy.



4. The girl&duck Museletter

Basically, one of those things everyone signs up for! My museletters are my love letters from the home front. Include, This Writing Life, Cottage Diaries (all about my tree change), plus my ponderings on such things as the Tarot, travel, art, creativity and the serious business of play in our everyday lives. Sign up here and let’s get cozy every few weeks!


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