Springtime Hello

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.


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 Springtime Hello

  1. denizb33 says:

    Looking forward to hearing about your visit to Redgrave!

  2. Val Mills says:

    Great to catch up with a face from the past – I’m looking forward to catching up with all you’re doing. Like you I have been embracing change here in New Zealand.

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