Saturday 7 May 2016

Liberation Day & Writing the Sequel

This weekend the Channel Islands celebrate 71 years of freedom from Nazi rule, with Jersey's celebrations being on Monday, 9 May. 

It's a perfect atmosphere for me work on the sequel to Broken Faces, Splintered Lives. This is a story set in Jersey, Shropshire and Paris during the Occupation (Jersey), Battle of Britain (England) and discovering what happened to the protagonists after the war (Paris).

This story is a standalone (as my Jersey Series books are) and is about Freddie, Charles, Lexi and Meri from Broken Faces and how their lives have developed since the Great War and the terrible experiences they had to endure during and after that time. 

It'll also be a year since the Jersey Writers launched their anthology, Once Upon An Island - my story is 'V for Victory'. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Over the weekend and especially on Monday we'll be raising the flags, celebrating at fairs and contemplating what those trapped in Jersey suffered during the Occupation from 30 June 1940 - 9 May 1945.

Right, enough waffling, now I'd better get out to that shed and get editing this WIP. 

Sunday 1 May 2016

Updating the Website

Happy May Day and here's to a sunny *crosses fingers* and fun month of May!

I've been updating my website and adding a little bit about my news - being in Writing Magazine - and adding my writing tips. 

I'm going to be adding more about my research - mainly in Paris - for Broken Faces, which will soon be receiving a new cover, but more about that soon and talking about the discoveries I made in my research, some of which were so surreal I can still hardly believe they happened.

Having a blog and a website and Facebook and Twitter, oh, and Pinterest and Instagram, it's a little difficult to know what to put where and what to repeat, but it's all good fun, most of the time.

Here's the link to my website to one of the pages in case you wish to have a quick visit:

Hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!