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I am a full-time author and ghostwriter. I have published more than 80 titles, a dozen of which have spent many weeks at the top of the Sunday Times best seller charts.

As well as using traditional publishers to reach readers, I have also experimented with e-books, publishing “The Fabulous Dreams of Maggie de Beer”,(a prequel to my traditionally published “The Overnight Fame of Steffi McBride”), on both Kindle, Wattpad and Smashwords, and I have guided a number of international clients successfully through the minefield of independent publishing.

My books on writing include “Ghostwriting”, (A&C Black), which was extensively quoted by Robert Harris in his thriller “The Ghost”, and “The Freelance Writer’s Handbook”, (Piatkus), which has been reprinted eight times over twenty years.

I am on the Management Committee of the Society of Authors and I lecture on the subject of making a living from writing at Kingston University and frequently guest at writing workshops, literary festivals and in the media. I blog and tweet regularly on matters pertaining to publishing and writing.

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The Fabulous Dreams of Maggie ....

Andrew Crofts

From the moment she ran away from home at fifteen, Maggie just wanted to be recognised and loved by the whole world.


Fifteen year-old Maggie arrives in London on the run from her humdrum suburban life, determined to make it big in show business. For more than thirty years she is exploited by both men and the media. She struggles against endless set-backs and disappointments, always remaining optimistic, always believing that this time her big break has come. Then, when most of us would have given up all hope, the celebrity circus rockets her to bizarre and unexpected pinnacles of fame. Starting in 1970 Maggie de Beer’s journey mirrors the rise of celebrity culture and the growth of the media which ruthlessly created it, exploiting and destroying the lives of girls like Maggie who willingly offered themselves up, happy to make any amount of personal sacrifices in exchange for a chance to live the dream. She is determined to make herself “interesting” and only when she finally achieves her goal, at enormous personal cost, does she discover, under the full glare of the media spotlight, that the family she was running away from was never as humdrum as she had believed. This is the story of a woman who just wanted to be recognised and loved by the whole world.

 

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