Sunday, 25 September 2016

Jersey's WW1 PoW Camp

To celebrate the Jersey Festival of Word - Jersey's second Literary Festival - from Thursday, 29 September to Sunday, 2 October, as well as the end of what turned out to be a pretty decent summer after all, Broken Faces has been reduced to 99p / 99c until 4 October.

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Thank you to everyone who's bought a copy of Broken Faces. If you've already read your copy and enjoyed the book, please could you spare the time to post a quick review on Amazon? Thank you!

Broken Faces is set in WW1 in both Jersey, Shropshire, France and Belgium. It's the story of the hallowed privilege who believed life was always going to be golden. It's also the story of two young men in love with the same woman and of thousands of broken men who returned from the Front with masks over their faces to hide the irreparable damage. These men were expected to live a “normal” life. 

Spanning the 1914-18 war it is ultimately a story of how love can triumph over adversity in the most unexpected of ways.

Here's a picture of the book in front of Jersey's PoW camp from WW1, Les Blanches Blanques and here's a link to discover more and see a few pictures of the camp.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Chill with a Book Award

It's Saturday and apart from meeting up with fab author and person, Karen Clarke at the Waterfront this morning for a writerly catch-up over tea/latte, the only thing I intended doing this weekend was spend as much time as possible with my daughter before she returns to the mainland to enroll at her new uni and get started on her Masters.

You can imagine my delight when I received an email from Pauline Barclay of Chill with a Book site to let me know that readers had read Broken Faces and had given it an award. 

Writing is a long, lonely business spending time in a room focusing on a screen while your fingers tap out the story. Although it has to be said that a lot of the time is spent thinking up conversations with your fictional characters and sometimes chatting to them out-loud and even arguing with them... or is that just me?

To wake up to an award therefore is very special and I have to admit that this Chill with a Book Award made the perfect start to my weekend. 

Broken Faces