Time to Reflect

Two years have flown by since I returned to the UK and I have no regrets (nor does DH). We have happy family days and take time to reflect upon our journey.

It’s been a tough journey at times (anyone following the Greece issue will understand what we endured in Cyprus), and it has opened our eyes to what the UK offers. For me as a writer, the UK has opened my world and I attend conferences and writer meet ups. Maggie’s Child has moments in the top 100 of various categories with Amazon UK and I do not think it would have happened if I was still a hermit in the hills of Cyprus.

Today:ย amz jne 30th

I do not know what my writing future holds but I do know I have reader fans who send me encouraging emails and keep me writing. Life is so different from when I was a full-time nurse and mother, the supporter of my husband and our two pharmacies. Who knew that Cyprus would turn me into a writer of books? I certainly never dreamed this 7.5 year journey would still be an ongoing part of my life. I was 50 when I came out into the world as a writer of poetry and now look, I have sold these – around the world!

fbk 3Well spotted, yes the creative, Jessica Bell has designed a new cover for The Penny Portrait. It is a scene from a Constable painting (image released for commercial use), and is the original lighthouse along the promenade of my hometown. Elle, my character, paints the same scene. That part of the beach has a special place in my heart as I spent many years enjoying family gatherings there. My husband and I now take our granddaughter to play and next year her little sister will join us.

Penny Portait eBook cover

Have you used a special place with good memories in your books?

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About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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6 Responses to Time to Reflect

  1. Lovely post, Glynis. I’m so happy for the success you’ve had, and wish you continued good fortune.

  2. I like Jessica’s cover for you.

    I have not yet, but there’s the estate of a former prime minister not far from where I live that will turn up sooner or later in a future manuscript.

  3. denizb33 says:

    Love seeing all those books lined up in a row — what an accomplishment!
    And oh, that cover with the Constable painting is lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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