It is a sad time. It has been for four months. Some wonderful people had died this year. And, with other loved ones ill, it’s hard to keep smiling.
Today I have been thinking of my lovely mum. What a wonderful, down to earth, genuine, generous woman she was.
This isn’t it, but it’s a start. The church is my church: St. Mary’s at Lutterworth, the tree is one that was blown down last year in the gales, and the woman in the photograph is my lovely mum.
I have now written those inimitable words, The End. I didn’t want to push my luck when I was getting close but now, tis done. My current novel is a stand-alone sequel to The 9:45 To Bletchley, Ena Dudley’s story and the fourth novel in my Dudley Sisters’ Saga. This novel is a spy thriller, working title Cold Case, set in the 1950s, early in the cold war. I hit 80k plus words while I was on retreat in Fishguard, adding 10k to that this week. I am now editing and expect to lose 5k words tightening and cutting what my mentor calls, ‘the guff.’ Off to do some editing right write now.
Ena Dudley’s wartime story.
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Writing Magazine featured my first novel, Foxden Acres, in 2012
CHASING GHOSTS – A STAND-ALONE SEQUEL TO CHINA BLUE
FOXDEN HOTEL – A STAND-ALONE SEQUEL TO FOXDEN ACRES
THE 9:45 TO BLETCHLEY
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My favourite of the Dudley Sisters sagas was China Blue about the SOE operations during WWII and to my delight, this novel continues the story of Claire and Mitch in the years following. To say that it has a corker of a plot is an understatement. After having been on a trip to Canada for Mitch to receive treatment for what was then known as shell shock (now known as PTSD), Mitch disappears moments before they are due to leave for England. Claire suspects that Mitch has been having an affair with someone called Simone, whose name he has been calling out in his sleep so decides to try and find him, a trip which involves returning to France. What follows turns out to be a corker of a plot with a dramatic ending.
Thank you for organising a fantastic Blog Tour, Rachel. The bloggers who featured and reviewed Chasing Ghosts on their amazing Blogs were intuitive, perceptive, and honest. This was my first Blog Tour; it will not be my last. From my initial enquiry to the last day of the tour – and for several days afterwards – you were there for me, responding instantly to every question I asked. It was a great experience encouraging a rise in sales. I highly recommend Rachel’s Random Resources to anyone who is thinking about a Blog Tour.