I am Sophie Bowns, a 22 year old author based in the UK.

Over the past two years, I have written three novels; two of which are now available on Amazon. Writing is my passion! 😀

About my novels;


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​Z-list celebrity Nikolai Capri should be happy. He has been given the holiday of a lifetime aboard a luxury yacht. Instead, he behaves like a spoiled child, causing the crew to take an instant dislike to him. Sparks begin to fly between him and a crew member and, on a stormy night, the pair have an aggressive argument. Little do they know that they are being watched from the water by a young mermaid who is about to change Nikolai’s life forever. This modern re-telling of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid” re-captures the tragedy of the classic tale.

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Two families
Two worlds
Two Victorian teenagers await their destiny.

Prince Theodore is a ‘puppet’, trapped in the controlling clutches of his Mother, Queen Evangeline. Longing to be free he agrees to court Lady Jane Mallis, daughter of a rich Baroness, in the hope that he might find a purpose to his life.
Bonnie McGrath’s life couldn’t be more contrasting; born into a poor but loving family she longs to find her feet and save her gentle, over-worked Father from an unfortunate fate.

How can two very different people forge a friendship despite all odds?

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© Sophie Bowns and https://sophiebowns.wordpress.com , [2011- 2014]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sophie Bowns  and https://sophiebowns.wordpress.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

©Sophie Bowns 2011-2014


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  1. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

      1. Really like your site’s setup. Sorry for commenting through your reply. But I just started trying to put together my own blog site (thanx for stoppin by.). Still learning my way around wordpress.

      2. I took the time to poke around here and there on your blog and l liked what you are doing. One day when you are rich and famous, I will say, “Sophie Brown liked an article I wrote one day.” 😉

        Your compact blog presentation is so easy to search. I wish I were as good at setting up my blog!

      3. Hello!
        Oh I don’t think I’ll ever be rich…or famous for that matter. I can dream!
        I find it really helps to have tags on my blog, that way people can easily search things!

  2. Hello there. I just stumbled across your blog as I am catching up on watching Hairy Dieters and was interested in what other people thought of it. Well done on your blog. Can I make a suggestion? I think you should maybe think more about adding your own personal take and comment so that it starts to outweigh the amount that is summary of the programmes. Your comments and insight are good and what would make them more of a review, and more about why people should read YOU, is the personal take within it.

    I should add that I am a complete hypocrite as I am terrible at doing these things myself!

  3. Sophie! How is life? It is wierd not having you around – what are you doing with your time these days apart from blog?

    (your last story made me cry – how could you kill Prince Theodore?? I was expecting happily ever after!)

    1. Anna hello !!!!
      I’m guessing this is Anna Fawcett ?
      It’s sometimes weird not being around! I’m working as a HCA at a local residential home 🙂 Did it ? Yay! **laughs evilly** that was my aim 😛
      How’s nursing going? Is 3rd year really hard? Hope your placements went well ! x

      1. Yeah, that’s me! 🙂

        Third year is really hard, yeah. I really am starting to hate my dissertation already…but I only have to do it once, and it is nearly Christmas now 🙂

  4. I’m writing about communication with people post-stroke. It was interesting….until about the 7th paper I reviewed……how do you like your new job? Nice people? Good hours?

    1. Ahh okay so based on ward 33 roughly then? What was wrong with the 7th paper? 😛 I can’t even write essays let alone a dissertation !!!
      My new job is really good the staff & residents are lovely. Yeah the hours are decent either : 7am-4pm or 4pm-10pm 🙂

  5. Hopefully so, I really liked that ward 🙂 lets just say that by paper 3 you are getting bored, and by paper 7 I was so sick of the topic I never wanted to hear about it again!

    Sounds like you’re on to something there 🙂 no nights!

    1. Oh dear that doesn’t sound good at all. Ah yeah 33 was fine. It was 51 that was a horrible ward. My mentor was an evil bitch :L (ask Jenny)
      Yeah I don’t think I’ll have to do nights as they have set night staff were I’m working!

      Ps if you have any suggestions & ideas for the piece of fiction I’m writing fire away 🙂

  6. Thank you very much for liking my post. I will be visiting your blog and checking your posts once the hectic Christmas preparations are done 🙂 Merry Christmas from Lebanon!

  7. Hi Sophie – fellow writer!
    Many thanks for the ‘Like’ on my blog. I had great fun writing that piece. I’ve also written a couple of books but am not famous yet. There’s still time! Blogging is great fun. I shall keep popping back to see what you’re up to. You have some really enjoyable posts. Love your poems! 🙂

    1. Hello Jude! (also fellow writer :P)
      No problem I loved it! Really? I’m not so sure about my poems now after reading them again still, everything I write on here is just practice !

  8. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by and liking Ivegotconfidence and my latest post “Hollywood — God loves You!” I hope you enjoyed it and will come back and check in again. I am so enjoying the fact that so many of God’s creations (us) are using the gifts and talents He’s given us to share with the world. Don’t stop or give up. No other tips, just keep doing what you’re doing and remember where the gifts came from. God bless, B

  9. Thank you for stopping by Ivegotconfidence and liking my latest post Hollywood — God Loves You! It’s really a joy to get to share from the heart and then peruse the blogs of other talented people as well. God has blessed us all with gifts, talents and qualities to bless each other and Him as well. Keep up the great work!

  10. Hey, Sophie, I just wanted to let you know that WordPress put your two comments from yesterday/today in my spam folder. Unfortunately, I saw them among the real spam as I was hitting the “empty spam” button! So that’s why I haven’t answered them! Grr, I haven’t had problems like that in months!

  11. Hi Sophie, it’s good to meet you and to get to know you on your blog. I absoutely love your devotion to writing and your creativity. You must bring a lot of people much pleasure through your stories. Hope you continue your addiction for many years!

    1. Hello Helena!
      Thank you so much for your lovely message! I have become very dedicated to my writing, it’s my passion! I’d like to think that people like reading my work 🙂

  12. Thanks for liking my post on Arrangement! You have some very perceptive comments on your Blog. I’ll be back and do drop by mine again!

  13. Hi Sophie,
    What a joy it is to see someone lke you writing so beautifully. As an English teacher, my faith in young people is strengthened when I read your work. I hope I can inspire some of my students to follow your example.

    I hope that you may learn something from looking at my blog. As I keep telling my classes, you can never stop learning and once you start reading, the learning will be infinite.

    Take care,


    1. Hello Adelle!
      Thank you so much for your lovely message! I am very flattered/ touched ! Absolutely there is always more to learn each day!
      I have followed your blog and will have a read through of your posts shortly!

  14. Hey Sophie! Nice to meet a fellow writer, I’ll check out your stuff 🙂

    Take care, all the best!


  15. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

  16. ohh illusions…i cant see through…I like your blogging addiction…keep it up and keep posting such wonderful blogs..m glad to connect to YOU. thanks for likes on my blog…keep coming every now and then. thanks a ton sophie!

      1. I have tried – I’ve tried and tried. I do well at writing that which I already know, rather than what I need to create. 🙂

  17. Awesome work you’ve got going on here Sophie! Blogging provides an awesome opportunity for closet writers to share in a safe and open medium, methinks (well, that’s me speaking for myself, haha. I still have a half-finished novel on my laptop). Can’t wait to read through some of your older stuff 🙂

    1. Hello! Thanks so much I completely agree, it’s a great way to draw in new readers and get feedback! Ah really? My work isn’t long enough to be a novel…yet! I don’t think I’m anywhere near finished though!

  18. Good morning sophiebrowns! I saw that you were a visitor to my site at Harolene.com and I wanted to thank you for stopping by! Meanwhile I checked you out and loved what I read! Come back any old time and so will I!

  19. Hey Sophie, thanks for stopping by and dropping me a “like”. I’m always looking for good fiction, so I take a look and start at the beginning!

  20. Hi Sophie, thanks for liking my post Wrathful Buddha with Paddle and Sea Monster. I appreciate that. I’ve enjoyed reading a bit of your work. Its compelling. Good job. Looking forward to reading more.

      1. Thank you, I appreciate you coming by my site. I enjoyed your writing I look forward to catching up on the stories. Happy Friday, I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  21. Hi Sophie! Thanks for liking my most recent post. I’m going to take a look around your blog later today. For right now, I’m following you on Twitter and will see if I can get Facebook to cooperate long enough to like your page. I look forward to getting to know you better!

  22. Hi, I followed your link after you liked one of my posts and got reading Planchette. Holy shit that’s good!! I have to keep reading now and find out what’s happening. 🙂

  23. Hi Sophie, Thanks for the like. Please recommend my book The Party’s Over to all of your contacts.

  24. Hi! I saw that you liked My Chalkless Existence. 🙂 Thanks for that!

    If you like fiction writing, you should try wattpad.com. You can post stories for free, get comments, and enter contests that have cash prizes! It’s super cool. If you join, or if you already have one, look me up. My username is Armiella. 🙂

  25. Thanks for liking pics on my blog…keep coming every now and then sooner you will be able to watch some of my painting or wetbrush strokes……I am also working on fiction stories. I published my first nook bok with Barnes 7 Noble…cdnt get much response and Now am starting it once again.You write beauty+FULLY. THANKS!

      1. its been almost a month now…….slowly am cultivating parts……i like Nicholas Sparks style…some tint of Rushdie sahab with shaddy streak of Arvind Adiga and somehow The whole concept got transformed into somewhat different….so I left the idea and invest my time to recreate the story…I dont know how soon I will be able to finish this but, one thing is sure I am about to give a shot- real one…thanks…stay conected

      2. thts real nice you invest lots of time in creating fictions……I create too but most of them are real one and I told people its a fiction if you know what I mean to say…wd love to read your one and would like to share mine too…..actually I am a copywriter worked in advertisement so after conceptualising the concept, theme and tone I invest my time to make its reach big..that’s how I do..as I told my last experience wasnt good tough I got a good publisher…But I am not convienced with me….hope I wil learn and explore the way it comes and the way it should……………..take care…keep writing and keep shaping, crafting and spreading words….the best tools of communication……..this is for you….roo-voo roo-voo….I am 26 and you look just twenty two………roo-voo-roo-voo!

  26. Thanks for stopping by The Noontimes blog; it gave me the opportunity to meet you and your writing. I enjoy reading your prose. Nicely done. I will visit often 🙂

  27. Hi Sophie! Thanks for liking my posts! I will make sure I read your fiction pieces soon.
    Story Fairy’s Library is actually my newest blog, and it is where I’ve started posting the content of my two older blogs, Fairy Tale Castle and Lily’s Writing. Both titles are pretty self explanatory; Lily’s Writing is a blog for my writing and Fairy Tale Castle is where I discuss, retell, and generally play around with fairy tales. My plan is for Story Fairy’s Library to be a basic literary blog where I post my writing, do everything I’ve been doing with fairy tales, and post discussions about everything else I read.
    Just as I’ve been asking of my other blog followers, I would like you to follow Story Fairy’s Library. As I post new stuff from my other blogs, please tell me which posts you like best and what you would like to see more of in the future. That will help me decide what my first new posts on Story Fairy’s Library should be. Thanks, and take care! 🙂

    1. Hello! No problem I really enjoyed reading them! I absolutely love re-tellings of fairy tales. I’d love to try and do one myself at some point! I shall do, I’ll have a proper read through soon!

  28. Think of every page you write as a starting point for something fresh, new, an angle, an enchantment . . .

    Thank you for coming to see me . . .


      1. My genre would be quite dark, dystopian. I may post something soon but that was never the direction I was going in when I started posting 🙂

      2. Ah I’d love to read your work. I’m like that, I plan at the beginning, but Planchette is nothing like I’d originally thought it was going to be! 🙂 I’ve followed your blog!

  29. I see you @sophie brown thanks for the like on my blog post,don’t forget htt://hoj5.wordpress.com needs hug,feel free to share ideas as much as you do

  30. Hi, Sophie. Thanks for checking out my blog. I like what I’ve seen of yours so far. Looking forward to catching up on the rest.

  31. Thank you, Sophie, for reading my work. I must confess that reciprocation seems a bit of a daunting task. 77 parts to “Planchette” alone. Would you happen to have anything smaller? I understand how important feedback is, and would do so if I could fit it in between my job and writing.

  32. Thanks for liking my blog – I started (as suggested) with Planchette. Must be tricky writing serialised like that – can’t go back and change things as you go. But if it’s good enough for Dickens…

    1. The good thing is I can change bits and pieces as I go along as wordpress lets you edit . The only other way to write it would have been not to post it on here at all, but I really wanted/ needed feedback. Thank you for reading “Planchette”

  33. Thank you for liking my post on the Spring Flower Lattice! I love to read fresh, new fiction and I will definitely check out some of your series. Good luck on your writing adventure!

  34. Thanks for liking my post 🙂 It was pretty bleak so I decided to balance it out by writing something else once the sun came out.

    I read your most recent post and feel like I’m missing a lot of back story here- you’ve written so much!

    Are the diary entries inspired by people you know, or have you drawn them all from nothing? :L Just curious.

      1. When you said “Nobody? How so?” a few comments down- I didn’t get a notification so only just noticed it now.

        The reason I said that is because I rarely get any sort of feedback except likes and the odd follow here and there. It’s just a bit more human, and vastly more useful to get some sort of written communication, so thanks again.

        And I’ve been keeping track of Oscar and Ava’s story, but must admit I’ve not had the stones to go all the way back to episode one- it’s just SOOOoooOO daunting! :L I’ll get round to it.

  35. Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I’m a fan and a spontaneous “Kagemusha (影武者)” translator of Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers.
    You are the first UK people who left your footprint!
    Please visit my site again. I will visit yours too!

    Thank you very much!

  36. Hi Sophie, thanks for liking my blog! Its all new to me but I’ve just started checking yours out and, wow, you are very talented! I’m looking forward to reading more.

  37. I was surprised to see the amount of attention that just posting a video with very little editorial comment on Sally Rand got. Thank you for the kind thoughts.

  38. Good Morning Sophie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking a post! I hope that you have a great day and week! Best wishes to you in your writing!

  39. When asked why he became a writer, African novelist Chinua Adebe shared the danger of not having your own stories to tell.

    Good fortune on all your endeavors & thanks for reading our posts! We look forward to more of your writing, fellow Changemaker. 😉

    – your friends at TAP (http://is.gd/taptv)

  40. Hi Sophie, thank you for thinking my little blog ‘I love Italian cooking!’ was pretty awesome it was very kind (and accurate) of you, I do think you have amazing taste in writing!

    I obviously sped over to your blog and read a lot of it to discover what someone with such great taste wrote about and liked and had a lot of fun, I also liked a lot of the comments which always seems to involve “me following you following me” you humans are funny and rather needy, unlike us Cats who so long as dinner is on the floor when required, the Cat flap is always unlocked and the sun is shielded from our eyes when we are asleep on the windowsill, are rather content with our lot, although I have to add here that there just aren’t enough Prawns in the world!

    The reference to Prawns is a sort of in joke which is shared by the people who have bought both of my best selling books.

    Sophie I’m looking forward to reading more of your ‘stuff’ good luck with the writing.


    The Cat

  41. Thank you for liking my post!!! I’m just about to do some browsing on your blog and judging by other people’s comments, I’m definitely gonna enjoy your blog tremendously!! Thank you again!! 🙂

      1. Fate’s in the doing. Well, I hope you will continue to enjoy my blog if you plan to continue reading whatever I post on it!!

      2. Ah, That’s nice!! I’ve just read your “Royal Seclusion – Prologue”. Thought short, since it’s a prologue, but fantastic, I wonder what is to come, will find out later!! 🙂

      3. Ah I loved writing that piece of fiction, It was one of my early ones! I’d love to re draft it again in much more detail in the future!

      4. Sounds good to me!! I need someone to proof read mine, I’ve been told there are several grammatical errors. Being Chinese doesn’t help.

      5. May be one day, Penguin will take your fiction. That’s kinda my plan… despite wanting to be an actor…. Bizarre ambitions Haha

      6. Yeah, the self -publishing E-book route is rubbish! Is that what you would like to do for a living?

      7. Haha, I’m sure if you want to do so, you’ll be able to!! At least yours probably achievable. I want to be the next one on Doctor Who!!!

      8. You’ll get there if you keep at it!! I’ll be looking forward to that day!! 🙂

  42. Hey Sophie! Thanks for liking my post. I am such a newbie here, learning my way around this blogging world. So far so good 🙂 I wish you success with your fiction writing! I’ll be checking back in 🙂

  43. I’m extremely pleased to discover this site. I need to to thank you for your time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely really liked every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new information in your web site. I wanted to share with you that, I bookmarked About | sophiebowns at Dzone so my family may read it as well. If you don’t mind I would also reveal a suggestion. Investing in real estate is often a brilliant investment! In the event you own a business, own a house, talk to a realtor today. If you are near Newport Beach CA, give me a call! Have a great week.

  44. Hi Sophie,
    Came in Monday to work expecting it to be slow and I could do some reading — now I’m busy but still can’t tear myself away from Royal Seclusion — OH, I’m gonna get fired! Thanks for popping by my blog, too!

    1. Ah I LOVED writing “Royal Seclusion” it’s one I’d love to re-draft and extend. I’m currently working on a piece of fiction called “Planchette” 🙂 Please don’t get fired, but thank you for your lovely comments & taking the time to read my work!

  45. Greetings Sophie,
    Blogging is a wonderful way to keep your mind geared towards writing. Plus, it’s a great way to communicate with other people. I wish you the best with your fiction writing.

    I’ve posted a sample of a novel I’m working on within my blog as well, along with samples of my poetry. Nothing fantastic, but it’s fun to share. The awesome thing is that storytelling can involve so many different mediums. I’m experimenting with doing short films. I haven’t actually made one yet, but I’m storyboarding it right now.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and continued success with yours!

  46. Hi Sophie,

    Really happy that you liked my post about Stephanie Flint, my latest featured New (to me) Author.

    Hope you stop by often and tell all your friends about it, the blog has only been going since 4th April, so now is a great chance to catch up with all my previous posts as well, it’s only one post per day 🙂

  47. Not live yet, I joined, but as I was fumbling my way around trying to figure out how to post my blogs onto it, I upset someone at the big Twitternest and they iced my account, I’ve appealed and awaiting an answer 🙂

  48. Hi Sophie,
    Thanks for liking my poem, “The Light”.

    I love your blog. I am also a fiction writer. I will be following your posts and look forward to reading all of your stories.


  49. Hi Sophie, so glad to ‘meet’ you here! Thanks for visiting and following my blog (I’m following you too). I hope we’ll have a lot of enjoyable posts to read along the way on our writing paths. Keep up the good work and DFTBA 🙂 x

  50. Thanks for liking my post, Sophie. Sometimes I feel a bit like an addict too because I spend so much time in the bloggers’ world! I have come to blogging very late in life but I do enjoy it. Some things turn out a bit difficult for me but I think for a 78 year old I am doing not bad at all, at all. Cheerio, Aunty Uta.

    1. You’re welcome I enjoyed it, your work is great! 🙂 I write so much, I’m sure that I have a blogging addiction. I just wish that I could get paid £1 for every blog view that I get, then I could probably make a living out of it! 😉

  51. Sophie – So glad you stopped by I Am Writing and liked “Writing Business – Promoting. In the days ahead I will be posting chapters from a couple of my novel as a way of promoting them and other books. Hope you will check back.

    I read both your “The Most Haunted…” & “Celebrity masterchef Week 2.” Since I don’t have a TV set or watch TV because it tend to distract me from my writing. Hope you will check back. – Aloha – pjs.

  52. Hi Sophie…you are so creative!! I love your blog…very interesting! I just started mine…I have so much to learn! Cheers!!

      1. Sorry it took so long to reply.

        You are welcome–YOU deserve this award, if for nothing else, DIALOGUE. Enough said.

        Write Fearlessly

  53. Hi Sophie, Thankyou for visiting.. Would it be a good idea to have a summary at the top of your blog to summarise what your stories are about. was skimming through the comments and wondered if the storys are about where you work, maybe in a hospital? Are your writing because this is what you are majoring in? Be great to know a little more about you and the background to your writing, why you’re doing it.

    The other thing i wondered if you are putting it all up on the web – you should look into copyright – maybe as simple as music, send the first copy to yourself and leave unopened.

  54. Glad you found a niche! I have a bit of a blogging addiction myself! Thanks for stopping by and liking my post at Sketch4Health! Best wishes,
    ❤ Amy

  55. Sophie, Thanks so much for stopping by Paper, Mud and Me. Glad you liked “What Makes an Artist?”

  56. Hi Sophie–Thanks for liking one of my recent posts. I just started to blog my fiction online, and your blog is an inspiration that it can be done. I will certainly come back to read it from time to time. Any and all feedback is welcomed.

  57. Thank you for liking my post. I’ve been encouraged to take the plunge into writing, and am trying to work up the courage to do so. Perhaps my blog could also be a forum for doing so!

  58. I’ve been nominated for the ‘Liebster Award’ and wish to nominate your blog as one of my eleven nominees. Why? Because I find your words fascinating day-after-day. If this string of people nominating awards gets at least one more person to your blog I’ll consider it a success.

    Here are the rules:


  59. Hi Sophie,
    thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the posts. i am glad that your visit to my blog has brought me to yours. it’s a fiction writing blog. woww! i will definitely make time to read and enjoy your writing. probably this weekend. already looking forward to it now.. 🙂
    thanks again. good luck. keep writing and inspiring us all..

    – Retno –

  60. Very nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by my page and liking Runaway, if you get time check out my mystery series.

    Gonna check out your series here.

  61. Hi Sophie, thanks for following! It’s inspiring that an experienced blogger like you followed a newbie like me. Looking forward to exchanging thoughts with you. Take care!

    1. Hello! No problem 🙂
      I wouldn’t class myself as experienced (I’ve been blogging for a year and a half) but I’ll look forward to reading & commenting on your posts! 🙂

  62. Hey Sophie.

    Wanted to thank you for reading. I have two to-do lists. The first concerns my blog, That one changes almost daily.

    The second is permanent. On that, is to read your story from post one. Catch up. I am excited to have a permanent list, and a good story to lose myself in.



    1. Hi Jim!
      No problem, I really enjoyed reading your blog! My blog changes quite often too (although, not as frequently as I’d like)
      Ah thank you so much. All the parts are listed 🙂

  63. Sophie honey you are the only one that read that… wasn’t meant to be public. You can edit/delete this… another rant I had and oops didn’t publish privately. hope there was some value 4 u.
    feel like Im speaking in sent ence f ragmnts…



  64. Hello Sophie. Thanks for stopping by my tot lot. I’m glad U liked the post “my pearls before swine”; thanks for hitting the like button too. I’m loving ur blog already; can hardly decide which of your series to start with. 🙂

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  66. Hi Sophie. Thank you for popping in and liking a post on my blog. I’ll have a read of the worlds that you have created very soon. Good luck with your writing. 🙂

  67. Hey, I just wanted to thank you for visiting my Tea Rooms and enjoying our “ACME” work on display. It’s greatly appreciated from someone as wildly talented as yourself!

  68. Hi Sophie. Thanks for liking my blog post yesterday. I agree with you about blogging – it can be so addictive. that said I’ve been weaned off by other time sinks recently, so looking forward to getting back into it! Enjoy the writing

  69. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about About | sophiebowns .

    1. The comment from Mauricio Roeger, follow it and see, I got one as well but caught it.
      You can still go into comments and Unapprove it, theneither put it into Spam or Delete Permanently 🙂

      1. The comment from Mauricio Roeger, follow it and see, I got one as well but caught it.
        You can still go into comments and Unapprove it, theneither put it into Spam or Delete Permanently 🙂

  70. Sophie,

    Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate the time killed with me.
    I really adore your shorts! Very good control and a good read indeed.

    I hope to work with you sometime!



  71. I wanted to drop a quick note to a handful of my most loyal followers, you being one of them, and say thank you. I started blogging somewhat reluctantly but have come to really enjoy it primarily because of bloggers like you. You have been a litmus test for many of my posts and if I see your like pop up, I know I must be doing something right. 😉 And not that I ever could improve your blog but if you ever need a custom graphic or musical suggestion, I’m your man. Thanks again. – Kelly

  72. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, as well as the content!. Thanks For Your article about About | sophiebowns .

  73. Sophie,
    I’ve spent some time reading through your posts and I’m quite surprised. Your writing is absolutely divine and a joy to read. You’ve gotten me excited to read whatever it is you publish in the future. 😀

  74. Thank you for stopping by and all the likes ! I love non-fiction but will click around !!! blogging … always a work in progress

  75. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please accept it. I have enjoyed your work and look forward to much more! If you would like to accept the reward all you need to do is:

    Answer any 10 questions that you can think of

    Include the Award image in your post

    Nominate 10 additional bloggers for the award

    and then notify your nominees on their blogs.

    Here is a link to help get you going




  76. Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is great, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about About | sophiebowns .

  77. Hi, Sophie. We follow each other on WordPress. Thanks for reading my post this morning. Seeing that white star in the orange box, letting me know that someone has read what I wrote, elates me completely. I was just wondering more about you as a fellow blogger…world location, age, and how and when you started writing. I look forward to your response. Thanks! Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

    1. Hello!
      I live in England, I’m 20 years old and I started writing fiction (properly) in about August (so 10 months ago) Thanks for showing an interest 🙂

      1. Hi, Sophie. I don’t know if you can help me but I have a question about the site. How can I find out how many followers I have? Do you know? I appreciate it if you can help me. Thanks. Hope all is well!

      2. Hello Stina, on wordpress, every time a new person follows you it should say for example “Bob Smith and 1,300 people followed your blog”
        Does that pop up on your wordpress account? Hope that helps!

      3. OR another option. Go on ‘notifications’ and under the WP symbol go to the 4th option down which says ‘follows’ that should also tell you 🙂

  78. I’d like to read some of your work. I write book reviews for an assortment of authors in both fiction and non-fiction. I’ve published a few short pieces, but have not yet tackled a novel.

    1. Hello Janis!
      I find writing longer pieces of fiction easier than shorter ones. I would be honoured if you’d read some of my work! Thanks so much! Any feedback would be great 🙂

  79. Hi Sophie, and thanks for Liking my latest post! It’s always nice to “meet” new people online. Now I’m off to explore some of your posts.

      1. My problem is I get bored too easily and end up starting 500 new pieces every year. None of them ever get finished. I’m glad you’re able to finish what you start. That’ll take you half way there. 🙂

      2. Ah really? I did abandon one fiction piece. I just love writing ‘Planchette’ it’s SO long now, but I’m determined that I will finish it!
        What makes you give up? Do you brainstorm? & how far do you get (words- wise) before you give in?

      3. I get new ideas all the time. And I am just desperate to start them whilst the idea is fresh in my head. I guess I should write them down. But I prefer just to jump in without any real planning. Some of the time I write myself into a corner, unable to think what to write next, get too in love with what I’ve written so far so I dare not change it, so I end up moving on to something else. Then the cycle repeats. Ahhh!!

        I can do short poems/lyrics OK. But any lengthy work I just can’t seem to finish.

        Words wise; I usually manage about 2000 words with novels, a couple of pages with an epic poem and the odd page with screenplays.

      4. Don’t give up!
        I nearly gave up with planchette back in November, So glad that I didn’t now!
        Brainstorm, Brainstorm BRAINSTORM 😉

  80. Hey,stumbled onto your site from your like on mine…Great to meet you and honored that you like my amateur writing! I’m now going to put myself up to the task of writing your works. 🙂

      1. Amateur? You are really good! I just read the first part of Planchette and it’s destined to be seen as a paperback on my bookshelf in the next five years. 🙂

  81. Hey Sophie, saw you liked my ‘Follow the birds’ painting and just been reading some of your writing…intrigued…will have to spend some more time reading through it properly but like the punchy style and ominous undercurrents. I’m working on a series of images which are very narrative and toyed with the idea of writing accompanying text but am leaning towards collaborating with writers instead. If you’d be interested in writing a short story or piece of writing to accompany one of my images I would love to work with you. I am in the studio for the next 4 months creating this new series of paintings. If you were interested in collaborating then have a look at how the paintings evolve and if there are any images which you feel you could spring board off for your own creative writing project?
    Take care and look forward to reading more…

    1. Hello! I’m useless at art myself, but I always appreciate other people’s work! I am currently working on ‘Planchette’ at the moment and posting up parts whenever I can for my blog. I really liked your art work, it’s ‘stand out and different’
      Thank you so much. I’m not sure which images could accompany what. But if you ever read ‘Planchette’ and feel inspired, just let me know 😉

  82. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about About | sophiebowns .

  83. Hi Sophie, thanks for liking my blog. I look forward to reading your stuff. I love to read and this is such a great medium for finding cool reads

  84. Thanks for the like on my blog, Sophie. Good luck with your writing. Having seen some of it, I think you have a real talent.

  85. Guess you are getting feedback! How do you have time to visit other sites? Thanks for dropping in at the Redo You project! Continued success…


  86. Hi Sophie, thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Mnistry for liking our poetry, visits and future visits and likes. Hope our poetry bless you 🙂

  87. I have no idea how you stumbled upon my blog but I’m glad you did because your like led me here, and now I am enjoying some really great fiction! Love your stories!

  88. Lovely introduction Sophie.I have read one post already and thoroughly enjoyed them.Looking forrward to reading more.Thanx for liking my post too.

  89. Hi Sophie,

    You liked my post about wanting reviewers for my iPad ebook and I wasn’t sure if that meant you wanted to review the book or just thought it was a good idea. If you are interested and have an iPad and an iTunes account, answer this email and I’ll send you a promotion code and a link to the ebook so you can download it free. If you can’t review it for any reason, no problem, just ignore this email.


    Jack Nelson jack@jack-nelson.com

  90. Hi Sophie, thanks for stopping by and liking my post! Read your latest (fiction) post..the story seems so vivid just by reading it. Keep up the good work.

  91. Hi there I have nominated you for “Quintet of Radiance”: Five Ennobling Awards!
    Please find the information on the below link if you choose to accept the award nomination.
    Hope to continue reading brilliant stuffs from you as always.
    Shivani Panchmatia

  92. Wow! I had to scroll down endlessly to reach the reply bit; I guess you’re very popular. I just dropped by to say thank you for following me, another writer. I’m only just learning this blogging so my pages may be a bit rough around the edges. Your site and others are wonderful examples of how they should look so I’m watching and learning. It is lovely to meet you.

    1. Hello Carole! I’ve just realised that you live pretty locally!
      No problem at all, I try to follow everyone who is following me. It’s lovely to meet you too, I still have so much to learn. It’s only early days for my writing 🙂

  93. Sophie,
    Thanks for visiting my blog (Psalm 119v68) and liking it. I’m new and have no idea what I’m doing in the blog’sphere. As you discovered, I’m also a fiction writer, but also new at that with a second novel releasing soon. I’ll be checking your blog occassionally and hopefully learning some things. I hope the best for you and your writing.

  94. Hi Sophie,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking ‘Chasing Time’. I’m glad I’ve come across yours by that means. I love reading fiction, and am looking forward to reading some of your pieces. I was just glancing thru ‘Planchette’ and it reminded me of a book by William Taylor, called ‘Jerome’. He is a New Zealand writer, but the book is similar in style to yours, and you may like it. The only thing is, it’s a difficult book to get a hold of.

  95. Hi Sophie, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking the Bacon & Egg Crescent Breakfast Sandwich. I’m looking forward to checking your blog out, too!

  96. Hi Sophie Brown. Saw that you liked my blog and decided I should check out yours. It’s very pretty and well designed. And you’ve got heaps of followers! Congrats. I’ve only got 15 at the moment, but have only been working on it for a few months. How long have you been blogging?
    Warm regards,
    Seam from about sean’s food.

  97. I love your blogs, your photos are very beautiful. I’ll be back… I also have a second blog on old pictures.
    SENSUALITE | La beauté à l’état pure

  98. Thanks for checking out my Dead Easy Apple Cake post and liking it. It really is easy. I am only new to blogging but I think I am addicted already. Help, what will happen when I get a real job? Now I better see the rest of your blog. Good luck Sophie. MM📚

  99. Hey Sophie,
    thanks for visiting my site.
    i love fiction as well, i really like your stuff!
    i noticed you did do reviews, if you want i can send you a copy of my new novel (just published) via email to review. Trying to get word around about it 🙂

    you can check it out here ( http://justatasmanian.com/books/books/ ) and just shoot me an email if your interested. (emails on the site)


    1. Hello (I’ll follow your blog)
      I have to admit that I’m far better at writing fiction than I am at writing reviews. It was just something that I tried my hand at right at the beginning when I first started blogging. 🙂

      1. ha ha i know what you mean.
        I wanted to try reviewing as well but i wasn’t any good at it either funny that even as a writer reviews are hard 🙂

  100. Hi Sophie, thanks for following my blog. I agree with you that blogging is a place where we can express ourself…….all the best keep visiting and provide me your feedback. Have a gr8 day…

  101. Hello Sophie! Thanks for dropping by my blog and “liking” the Snickerdoodle Topped Bourbon Peach Cobbler”. I’m enjoying your writing so you can be sure I will definitely be coming back .

  102. Hi, Sophie.
    I remember from your gravatar profile– you mentioned about doing reviews. There is a site– christine.amsden.com/wordpress– she seems to have done quite a few book reviews, which are posted. Hope that helps some. Have a wonderful day!

  103. Hi Sophie,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog recently and liking one of my posts.
    You have an intriguing space here and I look forward to reading more.

    All the best,

  104. Hey, thanks for visiting my blog, I’m happy you enjoyed my 1st entry! Much love and happy blogging to you also!

  105. Hi Sophie,
    I just stopped by to say thank you for liking and following me at captjillsjourneys. I never would have seen your blog otherwise. Keep up the good work 🙂

  106. Dear Sophie, thanks for stopping by my photography blog. So you’re a writer. I really admire people who can express themselves with words,something really special about that. I look forward to delving into your writing. ♥

  107. Sophie…I am so impressed!! You’re a wonderful writer. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog as I’ve now discovered yours. I’ll be back for sure!

  108. Hi – thanks for your ‘like’! I’m trying to get my first blog started so would really appreciate a follow 🙂 I’m Eat Sleep Bake Repeat. Kim x

      1. Hi Sophie, Go to the post I created on my blog for the Nominations. The Photo of the Award, you will find as your scroll down the post. You can just save the award to your picture files & from their do any of the following: create an image widget on our blog & it will appear on every post. Or you can create a page for awards.

        The other part is if you choose, you can take the basics of the post which includes your name & follow the directions on the bottom of the post & nominate blogs you feel are inspiring to you. As I have done. Answer questions then send them on to those you nominate for the Award to &/or create your own questions. I made a slideshow out of my awards but I do have an awards page, also.

        If you would like, you can just accept the award & post it on your blog. The rest is up to you if you can find the time & energy to carry out the other instructions. Some do not have the time. What ever you decide.

        You are very welcome & deserving. Your writing is really inspirational. It is what motivated me to write a chapter a week for my blog. Someday, I will put the book together when I reach the end & seriously think about rewrites & the possibility of publishing. But I am not thinking on that at this time. Just enjoying the learning experience & sharing.

        I do enjoy reading your work. Sorry, I haven’t been able to recently. I did end up needing to have immediate surgery. It explained why I had been getting sicker & exhausted. Once I do get my strength back, I intend to get back to reading your work again as my night time bedtime story. I look forward to it with pleasure. 😀

        You do have a blog that deserves Most Influential Blogger Award. Hope my instructions make sense.

  109. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I agree with you that it is shocking, and I wish more people knew about it. I’m going to try to do my part by posting info. about it as much as I can.

  110. Sophie, I am pleased to tell you that I’ve awarded you the Blog of the Year Award 2013! There’s no obligation to accept, I understand completely if you don’t. Anyway, thanks for reading and liking my blog “adicanada” I appreciate your support. For details about the award, please see my post http://wp.me/p3ujR2-hg Have a Happy Holiday and All the best for you on the New Year!! Adrian B.

  111. Thank you for checking out my blog today and for the like on my latest post. New to blogging and basically just wanted an outlet for my writing. So I count it a blessing when someone new stops by and gives me a thumbs up. Can’t wait to dig into your stories! Merry Christmas!

    1. Ms Sophie, I am not very good with technology, I have spent most of my adult life in a truck driving all over the lower 48 and a lot of Canada. But, being in a truck all the time has left me without a lot of basic computer knowledge. Would you please tell me how you went about getting your blog a copyright? I would appreciate it very much if you would tell me what I need so that I can do that.

      Thank you Ms Sophie,


      1. I not a techie myself. I am also learning the ropes, so to speak. I’ll ask around about your question so I can give you a more competent answer.

  112. Hi Ms Sophie, I have another stupid question for you or for anyone else reading this, how do you go about getting “a tab” as far as that copyright goes. I was telling the truth earlier when I said I am computer stupid. Thank you to anyone who can help educate me, I do appreciate it.

  113. Dear Sophie,
    I hope you get this and it doesn’t get marked as spam. I don’t have an email for you so I hope it is ok to post this here.

    My name is Renee and I am the owner of A parents and nanny’s guide to everything early childhood. You followed my blog on wordpress.com.
    I have since moved to wordpress.org self hosted, and it didn’t transfer all of my followers, so I have no one seeing my posts. I would love to have you follow the new blog, if you would. If not I completely understand I just wanted to reach out and let you know that there is a new site. It is the same URL it is just on wordpress.org instead of wordpress.com. Gives me a lot more options, and so far I am loving it.
    Thanks so much, Renee

  114. Hi Sophie, thanks for visiting my blog. I found your blog when following up on your visit to mine and was impressed by the amount of well written material available for reading. Congratulations!.

  115. It looks like you have quite a bit on your plate. If you are ever looking for some new inspiration my friend does prompts for photo fiction and haibun both can be linked to from his main site here: http://kattermonran.com/

    I play with longer verse and fiction on other sites they linked on the pages of my short verse place. Thanks for stopping by.

    I hope to have more time to explore your writing. Cheers.

  116. Hello Sophie, thanks for stopping by! It’s a nice blog you have here. I’ve been wanting to write and write some fiction/novel, procrastinating is still my issue. Have read some chapters of Azure here, and it’s enjoyable to read. Keep up the good work. Are you planning to publish it on a book/ebook format as well?