In June I return to live in the UK. I have spent eight years living in Cyprus, and now feel the pull of family strings. I need to spend time with my 19-month-old, granddaughter. It is going to be tough to adapt but one of the exciting things for me is the fact I return as an author. When I arrived on the island, I was a worn out nurse. I settled down to writing my poetry, and one day had the urge to write a novel. Here I am, with three published, and one part written. I am hoping to join other romance authors/writers, in the UK for the Festival of Romance, in November. It is also my intention to meet my writing friends in the flesh! Who knows where my new writing road with take me, I do know I am a tad excited. Have you noticed the overuse of the word, excited?
My journey to writing novels started on a napkin in a friend’s wine bar. I had an ‘what if’ moment, four years ago. ‘What if, Jack the Ripper, fell in love? I have no idea where the trigger came from but of that moment, Ripper, My Love developed. Followed by Maggie’s Child, which was inspired by a video of women in Romania, giving away their children. I wondered what it must be like to have to give up your child. I have three, and cannot imagine what it must be like to be placed in that position. Maggie is English but had to give up her child. Inspiration comes from the strangest of places. Ripped Genes, my recent book, is the sequel to Ripper, My Love. Readers wrote asking if I intended to take the characters along another path. I played around with an idea based on the ending of the first book, and Ripped Genes developed.
The Man in Room Eighteen, is a novel based around my old hometown. This is the place I will be living around for a few months, so am excited about absorbing the atmosphere of the beach, and areas where, Elle Buchanan, my new POV, will live. This will be the first time I have been based where my plot is set, and cannot wait to get into the library to do research. Library! I have been without libraries for eight years. A child in a toy shop springs to mind, here!
Do you use a library? If so, what do you experience once inside?
I also run a site where I showcase, (not reviews), books for authors. It is free of charge, with no catch: New Book Blogger (not just for newly published books). I actively encourage self-published authors to submit to the blog, and the books do not have to be newly published, as suggested by the title of the blog.
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