Guest Post: Mary Smith

I’m a guest on BeetleyPete’s blog today, talking about why I love blogging – and letting people know No More Mulberries, my novel set in Afghanistan, is currently on sale for only 99p Do pop over to have a look – Pete’s blog is well worth a visit.


I am delighted to feature Mary, a published writer, local historian, and fully-engaged blogger who resides in Scotland. Mary has lived and worked in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and her travels and experiences are fascinating to read about. She has special offers available on one of her her books from today, and I urge you to check it out.

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Here is her own short bio.

Mary Smith has always loved writing. As a child she wrote stories in homemade books made from wallpaper trimmings – but she never thought people could grow up and become real writers. She spent a year working in a bank, which she hated – all numbers, very few words – ten years with Oxfam in the UK, followed by ten years working in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She wanted others to share her…

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    • Thanks, John. Mostly, I’m delighted to be in touch with friends from the past but this week has been difficult as the daughter of one of my mother and child care students is a midwife working in the hospital which was attacked. She spent time in a safe room and is unharmed – at least physically. It makes me feel so very far away and useless.

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        • Thank you. Now that America has agreed with Taliban to withdraw their troops, Taliban is claiming this is a victory (rather than a peace settlement) and now thinks they can do what they like without fear of reprisals. And all the ordinary people like midwife Aqila and her little sister still at school long for the chance to live their lives in peace.

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