It was my love of history that first led me to want to write. When I'm writing historical fiction, it is important to maintain that the fiction connects with the reader. The historical facts give depth to the characters, settings and context that many with a love of that particular period or era can also … Continue reading The Windmill, facts behind the historical fiction.
With The Windmill now sitting on my bookshelf, the busy work of producing the second book has begun. Abstract ideas, listed on the story board now need to be checked out and joined up. The surprising thing when writing a book, is just how much time you spend on research. Delving in to books, archives … Continue reading Writing And Research Go Hand In Hand.
In, Are our lives already in a book, I shared the experiences that were the catalysts to my inspiration behind creating The Windmill and the series of books to come. Ginny, the modern day character in The Windmill slowly begins to realise, that not everything is as it seems. Many questions materialise in her search for … Continue reading Are some things just meant to be?
https://youtu.be/HoUpbu7BbXY Collins online dictionary… Destiny: sometimes referred to as fate. A person’s destiny is everything that happens to them during their life, including what will happen in the future, especially when it is considered to be controlled by someone or something else. Destiny comes to us with multiple layers of meaning, alongside many connections that … Continue reading What is Destiny
It's the season to put your feet up, sit back, relax and read a good book by the warmth of the fire...simply enjoy. Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me to write the The Windmill. Thank you to those that have purchased, read and yet to read and those who have left … Continue reading Seasons Greetings
https://youtu.be/cBNDPDeDEO0 What are Connections? There are three ‘Connections’ stories throughout The Windmill. They are mysterious… and for good reason. No, we do not know yet when they are set. What are they about and why do some characters relate to them…to dream of them? It begins with Connections I and will further connect to II … Continue reading Mysterious Connections…
Thank you for your wonderful feedback about The Windmill. I have also been asked many questions about the beautiful painting used upon the cover of the book. I think you’ll agree, the cover works really well and looks fantastic…but does the choice of this particular painting mean more to the story and why was I … Continue reading The Windmill…and it’s beautiful cover.
I have received a beautiful review from the Northern Reader blog, by Joules Barham. Visit her blog by clicking above. Take a look at her wonderful blog site and follow Joules for her insights in to new books that you may find interesting. It was fantastic to hear that Joules loved the book and connected so well … Continue reading The Windmill-A beautiful review
It seems the book is teasing us before going live on 28th November 2020. It would only be fair then to take a sneak preview inside, to allow 'your' journey to begin. So, here is an excerpt chapter from the beginning of the novel 'The Windmill'. I hope you enjoy it. The Windmill CONNECTIONS I A … Continue reading The Windmill – ‘Your’ Journey Begins.