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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Author of the Week, Rory Ridley-Duff!!

About the Author:
Rory is an educator, writer and composer.

Born in Sussex, England in 1962, Rory graduated from London University in 1986 with a music degree. His postgraduate studies culminated in a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University where he completed research on intimate relationships and democratic governance. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, Caroline, and his two children, Natasha and Bethany....More"


HP: How did you develop your plot and characters for Friends or Lovers?

Rory Ridley-Duff: The basic plot was straightforward enough – I wanted to write a novel about a woman’s journey toward self-awareness and a deeper understanding of her relationship with men.  I’ve often felt that there are many good films/novels about bad men who learn to become good when they face an extraordinary situation.  It seemed to me there were fewer portrayals of women who go through similar experiences.  I enjoyed films like Born on the Fourth of July (Tom Cruise), about a young man who gradually....More"

HP: Do you have any advice for writers?

Rory Ridley-Duff: Keep going, keep writing, craft your works as best you can, make sure your friends read it and that you respond to any criticisms they have.  Don’t be too quick to publish - let the manuscript mature by making many revisions (and leave time each round of....More"


Books by Rory Ridley-Duff
Friends or Lovers
Emotion, Seduction and Intimacy: Alternative Perspectives on Human Behaviour
Understanding Social Enterprise: Theory and Practice

Coming Soon
The Smiling Assassin-- To read the first three chapters, click here.

Awards and Recognitions 
*In 2001 he won a DTI Smart Award for contributions to innovation in database design.
*In 2002, he won a Hallam PhD Studentship that enabled him to establish a new career as a university lecturer/researcher focussing on governance in cooperatives and social enterprises....


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