The Windmill and Genealogy…isn’t it wonderful?

My Family, My Ancestors. I wanted to revisit my very first blog to expand upon some of the ideas and thoughts I used to create the hypothesis running through The Windmill and future books within the series. The storyboard is there, the stories are taking shape. In this blog, I explained the catalyst of events. … Continue reading The Windmill and Genealogy…isn’t it wonderful?

The Windmill- Revisiting a Celtic tale. Can our lives be guided by dreams?

In this final part of the ninth century Celtic tale, Liadan and Kurithir, Kurithir is visited by Liadan in a dream. 'O Liadan! O mist of honey fragrance! Within my dreams, you drift the night with me!' Was it a dream or perhaps a vision that brings the pair back together? What makes a vision … Continue reading The Windmill- Revisiting a Celtic tale. Can our lives be guided by dreams?

The Windmill and a Revisit to a Celtic tale of love and loss Part II.

What is love at first sight? In a tale originating in the ninth century, it appears they believed in destiny and everlasting love. Liadan and Kurithir are beginning to realise it doesn't matter what happens to them now - especially as the tale reveals there are those who would sabotage their connection - but they … Continue reading The Windmill and a Revisit to a Celtic tale of love and loss Part II.

The Windmill and a Revisit to A Celtic Tale of Love and Loss.

What is love at first sight?What do we mean by destiny?Are some things just meant to be?And are there messages in our dreams? Today I'm revisiting an earlier blog that included the old Celtic tale of Liadan and Kurithir. The story was an inspiration when writing the book. With the release of The Windmill last … Continue reading The Windmill and a Revisit to A Celtic Tale of Love and Loss.

The Windmill: The Page Turner Awards 2021

https://twitter.com/PageTurnerAward/status/1389183207896240132 Some exciting news! The Windmill has been selected for entry into Page Turner Awards 2021. It is entered into two categories; Book Award 2021 and Screenplay Award (Book adaptation). One of the judges is no other than Paul Michael Glaser, once Starsky (remember the cardigan) from the iconic Starsky and Hutch detective series...now an … Continue reading The Windmill: The Page Turner Awards 2021

The Windmill – Spring Ebook Special Offer

Special Offer on Ebook for 4 weeks only. Get a copy of The Windmill on Ebook for 99p Available on multiple platforms through Troubador Publishing and through your usual retailers. Amazon US: The Windmill. E Book Amazon UK: The Windmill. E Book Please read, enjoy, like, share and follow. Please subscribe and follow my blog. … Continue reading The Windmill – Spring Ebook Special Offer

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

Wishing you all a Happy Time to relax, sit back, read and enjoy. Please subscribe and follow my blog. Share with your friends, those that you feel might like to think about some of the subjects in my blogs. Comment if you wish and I’ll take your views and experience in mind as I progress … Continue reading Happy Easter, Happy Spring

The Windmill, facts behind the historical fiction.

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.

How I Create Characters…

How I Create Characters, is very much a personal experience for me and I'd imagine for many other authors. How we approach creating a character’s physical appearance, personality, interests and individual traits will vary I'm sure. I draw many traits from people and fictitious characters I have observed throughout my life. Some you like and some … Continue reading How I Create Characters…

The Windmill and Mother’s Day

To celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, 14th March here in the UK, I thought I’d pull out a few selected excerpts from The Windmill involving the mothers in the book. These key matriarchal figures within the story are strong personalities who help develop and nurture the main characters with their strength, love and understanding.  Annie ‘At last!’ Ginny stretched up in relief, flexing her shoulders … Continue reading The Windmill and Mother’s Day