Anne-Marie Scully
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Anne-Marie Scully is a freelance writer and author of Motherhoodwinked, a memoir documenting her struggle with infertility and Five Million Born, an IVF companion guide.

She also runs the digital publishing company Orchard Wall Publishing.

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IVF - Is There a Right Time?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (09:40)

In my experience, one of the hardest parts of IVF treatment is actually making the decision to pursue it.

When I was in my early twenties, before I started trying to conceive, I remember a conversation I had with a group of friends about having children. The talk turned...

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Childless at Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 21 December 2013 | (15:16)

This year, in an attempt to do something more meaningful for our annual Christmas night out, some of my closest friends and I headed to a carol service held by candlelight in the majestic surroundings of a cathedral. With promises of mince pies and mulled wine, an adult choir singing...

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Who Will Be the Real Winners With Kindle MatchBook?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2013 | (16:34)

Yesterday the world of technology was buzzing. First, with the news of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia and then with Amazon's announcement about the launch of Kindle MatchBook. Many bloggers are referring to MatchBook as a 'bundling' product as it allows readers who have already purchased a print version...

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Is The Cuckoo's Calling Distracting Us From Other Books Rowling May Have Written Under A Pen Name?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2013 | (13:56)

Since July 14th, when the news broke that she was the true author of the crime fiction novel The Cuckoo's Calling, all eyes in the world of publishing have been firmly focused on J.K. Rowling. Journalists have rushed to review the novel and to analyse why she used a pseudonym,...

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Why Do Some Books Have the X-Factor?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2013 | (00:00)

We all have our favourite books but what makes some books so special that they become a favourite book for millions of people? Without doubt, great editing, engaging cover art and clever marketing all play their part but I am more interested in what the initial ingredients are that go...

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Homesick On Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (22:15)

It's that time of year again when any small talk that you engage in will inevitably include the 'holiday question'.

'Going anywhere nice this year?' is what everyone wants to know. Not dissimilar to the dreaded 'Christmas question', 'have you got all your shopping done?'. It's as though everyone...

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How I Was Hoodwinked By A Psychic

(11) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (00:00)

Last week, the story of the release of Ohio kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight dominated news headlines across the globe. Missing for over 10 years, it seemed as though everyone had given up hope on them being ever being found alive.

One person who had...

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Internet Sensation, Not Overnight Sensation

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2013 | (22:57)

This week, the world of publishing is buzzing about the launch of Canadian comedy writer Kelly Oxford's first book, Everything is Perfect When You're A Liar. The buzz surrounding Oxford mainly stems from the fact that she is another self-publishing, internet sensation. A former stay at home mom,...

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Why It's Not Always Possible to 'Lean In'

(37) Comments | Posted 24 March 2013 | (23:00)

Since its release just over two weeks ago, much has been said and written about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead. In fact, her recent appearance on the cover of Time magazine accompanied by the headline 'Don't Hate Her Because She...

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