About The Author

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Me! – looking weary as I do these days 😉

Faith McCord, the author of the Little Lord Oscar Dandelion book series, also lives, like Oscar Dandelion, in Norfolk, England. Right near the sea. But not at Dandelion Hall.

Writing has always been a passion, beginning in childhood, and somehow, later, finding myself going back there. Wonderment being key to all stories. Fantasy, adventure, mystery, humour and horror are favoured genres.

The School of Life is a great teacher; and together with those experiences, including those through various jobs (personal assistant in family firm, bar work, Avon lady, nanny + housekeeper + cleaner, snackbar cook, graphic artist, giving business English lessons and translations-to-English whilst abroad, petrol station worker, carer for the elderly) stories have been inspired and accumulated.

She lives with her life-partner, Mum, and animal children. (Her mum is not her life-partner).

Oscar Dandelion ( International Jewel – and Sandwich Filling – Thief ) is her first completed and latest novel. Available as an ebook via Amazon.

59 Responses to About The Author

  1. Admin says:

    Faith,
    I have read your newest book’s excerpts. I sincerely hope that you are sending a synopsis and sample chapters to both literary agents and print publishers in both the U.K. and the U.S. in addition to selling it as an e-book. The story is fun, and your writing is witty.

    “Lady Winterton was making noises about joining them too ever since that morning when she had all too hurriedly arose to relieve herself en route to the bathroom but instead aquaplaned, falling bottom first into one of the many buckets…” I must tell you that the word “aquaplaned” sent me into a fit of laughter.

    “The Lady had an hourglass figure but the sand was all in the bottom.” Very clever! The reader gets an immediate image in their mind.

    In the 1990’s, I had two books print published by New York publishing houses. One fiction. One nonfiction. It took dozens of mailings to different publishers and dozens of rejection slips. I was rejected many times, but luckily one editor gave me a written note of what to do to improve the manuscript and soon I was published. What I did wrong: I did not have a literary agent or literary attorney review my contract. If you receive an offer from a publisher, please be sure to have either an agent or attorney review the contract before you sign.

    Julia

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    • Thanks Julia
      to take the time to read my book’s excerpt, for your helpful comments and advice. I would love to see Oscar Dandelion also in print with a reputable publisher – and have had thoughts about finding an agent. I understand that in the UK (I don’t know yet about the USA etc) that the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook is the best way to go about finding an agent and publisher. I’ve yet to look into it.
      Thank you again, Faith.

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  2. Sabina Ayne says:

    I reblogged your page RIP Diesel on my blog – I hope you don’t mind. I found it surprising that among all the dog and cat blogs I follow, no one mentioned Diesel. I thought she deserved more recognition for her sacrifice. Thank you for blogging about her. I link back to your page in my post. Here’s the link: https://doggiecaperz.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/diesel-crosses-the-rainbow-bridge/

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  3. twaldron2014 says:

    Thanks for the “follow”, Faith. I so admire authors who have seen projects through to the finish. Best of luck with your series!

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  4. This might just be one of my favorite About Me pages I’ve read on a blog! I am really happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Your varied life experiences are sure to lend themselves to your success! Also, I chuckled at the line about your Mum not being your life-partner, because I had read the sentence that way at first. I can tell already that your writing is filled with wit and charm — two things I value dearly.

    Happy blogging!
    Charlotte x

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  5. wendy says:

    I’m buying your book!! I’m looking forward to reading it! I’ll post a review soon. 🙂

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  6. Lori Carlson says:

    Wow.. Oscar is fascinating and so is the story of how the book came about. I had a blast reading it, Faith. Thank you for directing me to it. Now I want to read the book!

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  7. mentalbreakinprogress says:

    Hi Faith! I just finished reading about Oscar Dandelion and I love it! He’s too cute for words and I can see how he inspired such a wonderful story! 🙂 I am picturing the waistcoats and it’s comical lol it’s amazing how our animal friends inspire us. I have a German Shepard/ Mix who is creeping up on 6 months and he’s quite a handful lol I can relate to the bruises! 😉

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  8. Edward Fagan says:

    I like your “About The Author” info. It’s fresh and open.

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  9. Thank you so much for the follow which in turn brought me to your wonderful site 🙂 I am in awe of your talent 🙂 Wishing you the very best in all your journeys ahead. Cheers and warmest wishes, Minaxi ❤

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  10. revengestar says:

    You look stunning!

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  11. Tony says:

    Faith, I love this writing and the illustrations. Thanks. I will pick your brains at some point because I do another blog (Ulingana.wordpress.com) which is a base for some Africa projects; one of those is a 6 year old deaf girl that I’m sponsoring through school and she has budding artistic ability I’m sure. Perhaps if you have time I can ask you more about artistic ways forward for her? Anyway…Love the blog!! Thanks so much, Tony

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    • Thanks Tony 🙂 writing and art are passions of mine, and, yes, please do ask me anything artistic…if I can help.

      I used to sponsor African children through Save The Children years ago. I was a teenager myself and always enjoyed the correspondence.

      All the best, Faith xo

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  12. Ulingana says:

    Thanks so much for the ‘follow’ of our site. The site ‘KettyBanda’ will be incorporated back into Ulingana as it’s easier to maintain and promote just the one site. But this is a new blog though the project was conceived a while back, and you’re the first follower!! yippee thanks

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    • Sounds like you need some publicity. I am willing to do any FREE professional graphics if you’re interested…? 🙂 xo

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      • Ulingana says:

        what’s your ideas now you’ve seen the site? btw I’ve just updated it so the site Kettybanda is now incorporated back into ulingana…just one site is much easier to manage. I’ve started a new category for articles on Africa, agriculture, famine, education etc so maybe some graphics there would be great. I’m so grateful for your generous offer, lets work something out!! thanks so much Faith.

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      • Hi Tony 🙂
        I’m having a look at the site now…
        I’m a bit ‘out of it today’ because of a pain flare up, I can barely function; just wanted to write and say I’m still interested in helping Ketty and will do what I can 🙂 xo

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  13. alandurham says:

    Very pleased to meet you as well, I look forward to following your blog. Am keenly interested in literature (active member of Worcester Literary Festival and Fringe).

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  14. Hello Faith and thank you so kindly for the follow of both of my blogs. I look forward to esploring your blog and reading a little more about Oscar Dandelion what a lovely name..
    Love and Blessings
    Sue

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  15. Akash Bindal says:

    So happy to come across a published author. Do you have ebook available of your novels? 🙂

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  16. loisajay says:

    Faith–I so had to chuckle about your comment, “Mum is not my life partner.” It’s that Cambridge comma thing, isn’t it? Too funny. Thank you so much for the follow; I am enamored with your little Oscar and all your other interests. Fascinating!

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  17. Dear Faith, I couldn’t find an email address to respond privately, but I just wanted to say thanks for your recent comment and yes, you are welcome to reblog the post if you would like, I would be honoured. Sorry I haven’t been able to reply on my blog, I am having some technical issues that are taking a while to resolve. Thanks again. Take care! Xoxo

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  18. What a lovely “About” page. 🙂

    Small world — although I live in New Mexico, USA, I spent several months in Mundesley, England, in the 1970s. My former husband was working on an oil rig in the North Sea at the time. I often took day trips to shop in Great Yarmouth and Norwich. I loved England, especially Norfolk County.

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    • Thank you. Wow, it is a small world! Yes, there was a lot of business with the oil industry off the coast of Great Yarmouth. I went to a small private school (The International) with children of the workers, from all round the world. Norwich is very nice for shopping. I wonder if it’s very hot in New Mexico?

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      • Sometimes it is very hot here… our summers typically have days and days in the 100s (Farenheit), and it the winters we often get temperatures far below freezing.

        The weather here is extreme. We get dust storms, we get small flash floods. In the six years since my husband and I have lived in this house, our roof had been destroyed three times, once by hail the size of a man’s fist that came from a super cell storm, once by a tornado-warned wind and hailstorm, and last December, two days after Christmas, our roof was ruined by the Goliath blizzard that blew for two days and two nights at up to hurricane strength. We now have a new sturdy metal roof. I hope it holds up!!

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      • Gosh, your weather is ferocious! Sounds like you have a good roof now 🙂

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  19. Cathy says:

    Thanks so much for following 🙂

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