Gorgito's Ice Rink: Debut novel by Elizabeth DucieGorgitos Ice Rink    Runner-Up in Writing Magazine’s Self-Published Book of the Year Award. Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can the fulfilment of one promise make up for the failure to keep an earlier one?

The Business of Writing, Elizabeth DucieThe Business of Writing   
The aim of The Business of Writing is to provide a simple route by which writers can set up and run their own small businesses. It identifies the ‘basic minimum standards’ that must be achieved, while freeing the writer to spend the maximum possible time writing.

The Business of Writing Part one, Elizabeth DucieThe Business of Writing Part One: Business Start Up
This book describes a simple route by which writers can set up and run their own small businesses. Identifies the ‘basic minimum standards’ that must be achieved, while freeing the writer to spend the maximum possible time writing.

The Business of Writing Part Two: Finance Matters, by Elizabeth Ducie The Business of Writing Part Two: Finance Matters
A simple route by which writers can set up and run their own small businesses. Part Two covers keeping financial systems appropriate; income records; expenditure records; an introduction to accounting statements; profit and loss statements; cash flow planning; and risk management.

The Business of Writing Part Three: Improving Effectiveness, by Elizabeth Ducie The Business of Writing Part Three: Improving Effectiveness
A simple route by which writers can set up and run their own small businesses. Part Three project planning and management; time management, problem solving and a variety of tolls and techniques for improving productivity. There is a link to an associated website with templates and examples.

Parcels in the Rain, Anthology by Elizabeth Ducie: Book Cover Parcels in the Rain
Who is the mysterious stranger who carries parcels in the rain? Why does Joey want so badly to win the story competition? Has Archie Walker met his match in the Suited Man? And is Jasmine right in her belief that it’s possible to breathe under water? Elizabeth Ducie’s new collection contains short stories and flash fiction drafted over a seven year period since she rediscovered creative writing in 2006.

Life is Not a Bed of Roses, Anthology by Elizabeth Ducie and Sharon Cook : Book Cover Life is Not a Bed of Roses
What happens when the well brought-up woman is taken for granted? What exactly are the stories of Pavel and Yuri? What does ‘business as usual’ mean to Joanne Walker? These questions and more are answered in this second collection of short stories by two Devon writers. Stories that are just perfect for those snatched moments…

Life is Not a Trifling Affair - Anthology by Elizabeth Ducie and Sharon Cook Life is Not a Trifling Affair
Why did a letter on green notepaper upset Melanie so much? Why does Olga Petrovna wear her slippers to work (and who wears the second pair)? And what do the dragon flags spell for Meg and Matthew? These questions and more are answered in this eclectic collection of short stories by two Devon writers who have embraced the human condition in all its many guises. Stories that will not just entertain, but will leave you smiling – and wanting more. Box of tissues optional…

Sunshine and Sausages, by Elizabeth Ducie: Book Cover Sunshine and Sausages
Running a successful summer party needs preparation, experience and practice. If you are planning to hold a garden party, whether for a few friends or half the neighbourhood, this little book gives you some ideas and helps you relax and enjoy the experience.
It’s your party; you are allowed to have a good time too!

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Elizabeth Ducie was a successful international manufacturing consultant, when she decided to give it all up and start telling lies for a living instead…

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I am Elizabeth Ducie: Author – living and writing in Devon. Here you will find details of all my books, examples of my short stories, news about my writing, and links to many aspects of my writing life. You will also find my weekly blog – please scroll down for the opportunity to sign-up for this and/or my popular quarterly newsletter.

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