About

Dragon Lady for website

My name is Kim Russell. I live in England in the county of Norfolk. The picture is of me standing by one of the many dragons on display around the beautiful city of Norwich. One year there were brightly decorated elephants, another year gorillas and at the moment we have dragons!

I’m originally from South London but I moved to Cologne in Germany when I was seventeen. I also lived for a few years in Ireland before returning to London for a while. Norfolk has been my home for twenty three years and I can’t think of a better place to live.

Reading and writing have been a huge part of my life since I was very young. I used to write mainly poetry, moved on to short stories, and finished my first novel for children aged 8+ at the beginning of this year: Joe and Nelly, a ghost story set in London in the Second World War. I am currently writing a novel for older children, another ghost story called The Haunted Tide, this time set in North Norfolk.

Our two cats run wild in our overgrown garden that is also occasionally home to deer, hedgehogs, owls and dragonflies, and a huge variety of other birds and wildlife. I can see it all from my desk; it’s peaceful, green and food for the imagination.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. I’m coming up to Wales in a few weeks time, just an overnight stay in Cardiff. In Joe and Nelly, my wartime ghost story for children. Joe returns from evacuation in Wales to London, just as my father did, only he stayed with his aunts.I’m a big fan of Wales and Welsh literature, especially Dylan Thomas. I will be following you!

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  1. Good to hear someone from your part of the world I was in West Winch for a few years and hoping to return to Devon from Spain soon. Many thanks for the like of ‘the eyes have it’. Love, David

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      1. Well then, you literally missed it by the skin of your teeth!

        It’s an annual get together for bloggers and writers in London – so we finally climb out from behind our screens and meet up for chit chat and merriment. In conjunction with the meet – is an awards ceremony – The bloggers bash awards. Which are put out to the vote – nominated by and voted for by bloggers.

        This year it is on the 11th June. More info here: http://sachablack.co.uk/2015/10/01/the-bash-is-back-the-second-annual-bloggersbash-2016/

        and more info to come in the new year. This year it will be bigger and better than ever! 🙂

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  2. Hi, Kim! Nice to meet you! Just visiting from Jacqueline’s party today. She’s a great hostess! I like that you write ghost stories, as I have quite a few true ones, myself. Your kitties are so sweet! Looking forward to reading your posts! 🙂

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  3. Hi Kim, I have a strange question for you…Are you having issues with your email address or password on your blog? When I enter my username to follow a blog, your URL appears, not mine. I am perplexed how that happened, and I have changed my settings multiple times to no avail.

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    1. That is seriously weird! I haven’t been posting or commenting this week as I was staying with my daughter and when I returned my laptop wouldn’t work, so it’s gone in for repair and all I have at the moment is a temperamental Kindle. Have you contacted the WordPress happiness engineers? I don’t follow blogs like that – I copy the url of the blog and paste it in the manage followed sites in Reader. You could try that while the happiness engineers work out what’s wring. Good luck!

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  4. Hi Kim, thanks for the reply. Yes, weird. Unfortunately, I am a technophobe…and struggle to keep up with technical issues on my site. Thanks for the url tip…copy and paste. My site has other issues, and weirdly, I cannot access my comments either on the dashboard. And, when I try to submit a question to the Happiness Engineers…the box won’t allow me access. So, I am on Google and forums trying to clear this up…LOL. (A fish out of water.) Thank you for the speedy reply. Good luck with your laptop. I think it might be a browser problem…but we have tweaked everything, and still no changes to my issues.

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    1. Hi Marilyn, I hope your site issues are resolved soon. No news about my laptop yet but I’m off to London tomorrow for my mum’s funeral. Normal service will hopefully be resumed on my return. Have a good week!

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