Hello. Spring has sprung in the UK and life is moving along in some form of orderly fashion. With our country going through major changes some folk worry about what will happen. I for one cannot bring myself to worry too much. Change clears the air, alters life and brings new challenges. I am happy I stepped away from Cyprus and made a different life back in the UK. I have accepted change.
My writing life challenge has been switching from historical romance writing to crime. Writing both has been good for the brain but not so great for my characters. I swear I have a Victorian farmer driving a police car somewhere in one of the novels! Poor man.
April 11th is the day I visit Redgrave, the village where Maggie’s Child is set. I’m looking forward to talking to approximately twenty ladies about my writing life. I am told ten of them also belong to a reading group and are reading the novel in time for the meeting. I look forward to their questions and views. They will be treated to the first chapter of Maggie’s Men. It shares with the reader the reason why Jacob Sawbury turned into the hateful man he did, and of why he treated Maggie so badly.
I ventured off to the London Book Fair this year and had three wonderful days in London. Meeting old friends and making new ones was such a treat. I came home fired up and ready for spring cleaning my desk and starting on new ideas while Whitefoam rests for a few weeks. Operation Folklore is forming and Morag Blake my detective has new life challenges of her own to sort out.
The Virtual Bookcase has reopened its doors! I am taking submissions for showcasing once again. I am not able to showcase as many per week as I once did but will do my best to support other authors where I can.