It all began when I saw a TV report about the Black Country Living Museum and the women chainmaker’s strike of 1910, when they fought the chain masters for a living wage and paved the way for a National Minimum Wage – the phrase The White Slaves of England piqued my interest. That children from … More The trilogy I didn’t intend to write.
I’ve just typed THE END to my latest novel, The Chainmaker’s Wife – a sequel to The Chainmakers’ Daughter. There’s still a lot of work to be done applying my latest research findings, editing, beta reading, etc, but I hope to be able to publish it before Christmas. I was asked to write this sequel … More Power Politics and Emptying an Entire Dog out of my Vacuum Cleaner.
My husband and I were walking our dog along the Western Cleddau in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, last week and came across this seat. In fact, there were two seats: one commemorating the 1914-1918 war and one commemorating the 1939-1945 war. We took time to sit on each of these seats and spent a while watching the … More Memories and remembrance
‘Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.’ As an atheist, I view forgiveness on a personal scale, and I admire those who through faith can forgive what seem to me to be unforgiveable acts. Certainly, if you can rid yourself of the eroding and destructive feelings of anger or injustice that eat … More Forgiveness – what, who, when, or if?
I was a bit taken aback, some years ago, when my mother uttered those words. What shocked me was that she was blackening the name of her family – my family. I’d been aware of family stories ever since I was knee-high to a gnat, but to hear her confirm my fears, or should I … More Loose-knickered, Murdering Thieves!
SNEAK PEEK EXCERPT FROM ON DIFFERENT SHORES – Book One of FOR THEIR COUNTRY’S GOOD. It’s England, 1841, Jem has been transported to Van Diemen’s Land and Ella, pregnant and penniless, is desperate to follow him… Back at her lodgings, she gathered together what wealth she had: the silver-backed mirror her mother had given her, … More What chance did she have of following her heart? Sneak peek.
As an author, mainly of historical fiction, I find that I come to love the characters who populate my tales. The journeys they take become my journeys, their trials and tribulations mine. It’s all to easy to immerse myself in the period, to find myself thinking in their dialect, using their phrases and mannerisms, living their … More Leaving those you’ve come to love.
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Royalties from downloads and page reads of Touching the Wire during Holocaust week will be donated to US Holocaust Memorial Museum At the end of 2014, I published my first historical novel, Touching the Wire, a tale of courage, hope, and love set partly in Auschwitz, a place where courage was essential, hope was a … More Giving the Women of Auschwitz a Voice – ‘The Power of Words’.
Customer Review 5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent saga ByTomon 24 December 2017 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase I arrived at the end of this trilogy in the knowledge that the story and many of its characters would live on in my memory for a long time to come. For me this is … More Review of On Common Ground – Book 3 of ‘For Their Country’s Good’.