Wednesday, 8 February 2017

BBC Radio & Books

Last Sunday - 5 February - I was invited to chat to Charlie McArdle on his BBC Radio Jersey show about my live, writing and my books. 

I had a great time talking about my four published Jersey Scene books and telling the listeners a little about A Jersey Sundae, book 5 in the series, and A Jersey Christmas, my first Christmas novel out this December.

I was also chatting about my WW1 historical romance, Broken Faces and why I write under my own name, Deborah Carr, and my pseudonym, Georgina Troy and also why I chose my pseudonym.

There was great feed back from the listeners when I mentioned that I was looking for suggestions of settings for A Jersey Sundae. I had a great time and looking forward to going back on the show again at some point.

If you want to hear me waffle on chat to Charlie, here's the link - I'm about 2hrs 18mins into the show. Happy listening!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Local History Fayre

20170127_143549was delighted to be asked to give a talk as part of the programme for this year's two day Local History Fayre being held on 27/28 January at the town library here in Jersey. My talk was called, Nowhere to Hide and was about my book Broken Faces and my research behind the book, especially the character who was facially disfigured and became the 'broken face.

The talk went well and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know some of the attendees and answering the questions they put to me. I also enjoyed chatting to some of the librarians who were telling me about a couple of my Georgina Troy books being read for a book club and discussing a couple of local points in the books. It was great fun and I look forward to giving another talk again there soon.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Local History Fayre - Jersey Library

I'm taking a quick break from working on the slides for my talk this coming Friday (27 January) at the town library here in Jersey. 

There are four talks on the Friday and a further five on the Saturday. Among other speakers, there will be 93 year old Ken Trent DFC, who I heard speaking on the radio a few months ago just before our Battle of Britain display. He was fascinating to listen to and I loved hearing him reminisce about WW2 and his part in it. Ian Ronayne, a writer and historian, will also be taking part. I've attended a few of his talks about WW1 history and wish I knew a tenth of what he does about that period in our island's history.

My talk is going to be based on my book, Broken Faces and will be about my 'broken face' in the story, Freddie. It's called, Nowhere to Hide, and I was delighted to be asked to take part. 

I'll be giving my talk on the Friday at 2.30pm and will be the last speaker that day. I can't wait, although no doubt I'll be nervous on the day. 

Right, I'd better get back to preparing my slides and hope that I'm not the only one who turns up at that time.
Here's a picture of the piece in the Jersey Evening Post about the History Fayre.

You can get a copy Broken Faces here