After a month or two not sure what I was going to write after publishing my historical novel, Kindred and Affinity, http://mybook.to/KindredandAffinity or even if I was going to write another book, I find myself with two works in progress. The first is an instructional book about painting watercolour seascapes – having been painting the … More Works in progress – painting seascapes and the ‘white slaves’ of Victorian England .
What germ of an idea begins your stories? Places, feelings, people, objects, actions? It’s odd, sometimes, the things that inspire a tale. Some of mine have been inspired by family history – the half-truths whispered about murderers, prostitutes, and thieves but never elaborated upon – inklings of past misdoings that just had to be investigated … More Writing inspirations – the tale of a cheese sandwich.
Having spent the last seven months immersed in 19th century England and the loves and trials of my forebears, I emerged from the first edit to discover the kitchen is spattered in grease, everywhere needs vacuuming, the dog needs grooming, and the garden needs weeding. Now, I’m not saying I haven’t done anything but write … More Kindred and Affinity – First edit done – A sneak peek.
This cheered me up no end as I rarely get a sale or review of this book. What also amazed me was my also-boughts for this novel – my other six books! I must be doing something right – but the review… ‘Hoping to dare for the GIFT OF PROPHECY! 2 February 2019 This is … More The Lord of the Rings meets Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever?
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Rebecca was the second Indie Author to feature in my “A Date With . . .” series during 2018 (the original interview is here). I recently asked her for an update on her career and her hobbies. This is what she said: “Once again this year, royalties…
It is seventy-four years since the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops on January 27th 1945. Every year since writing Touching the Wire, I have donated January’s royalties for sales and page reads of the novel to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Why? When I first had the inspiration to write about the Holocaust, I … More Holocaust Memorial Day – Sunday 27th January 2019
I’m presently engaged in editing my historical novel, Touching the Wire, published in 2014. Not big changes: just moving errant commas that are running riot, swapping odd words for some that I like better, clarifying where needed, and rewording awkward sentences before it goes for a professional edit. I’m on chapter nine. It isn’t the … More The Courage of a Christmas Past