Happy New Year everyone! Wishing everyone a wonderful 2016. May it bring you health, abundance, prosperity and much happiness.
Thank you to everyone who has read my stories and especially to those kind people who took the trouble to leave a rating or review. It makes all the difference when the muse is flagging a little!
I hope to have new story out this year, a ghostly tale which is already making me scared sometimes and introducing a fresh set of characters.
But first, it\’s time to relax and remember the highs and lows of 2015, take a deep breath before we all launch into the new year.
New year, new look.
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I\’m hoping to publish a new story in 2016 called The Rose Trail. I\’ve been working on this project for a couple of years now and it\’s a complex tale of different characters in different time zones and there is still a lot to do. I haven\’t finished the first draft yet but the outline is clear and crisp in my head. As the historical background is new to me – The English Civil War – I am wading through a lot of research before I can continue with the first draft.
I\’m finding this era has a lot of parallels with the present day – the rich getting richer and absolutism provoking rebellious thinking. There were about twenty years when the rulebook got thrown out of British Society. It became a meritocracy – not for nothing were latter day Roundheads called Levellers – and was a time of extremely dynamic change. In this regard, it reminds me of the \’twenties, as depicted in Speedwell (http://amzn.to/1SjD4cD) when society was forced to reorder its hierarchy after the devastation wrought by World War One.
I don\’t choose to write about wars, by the way, it\’s the change they evoke that fascinates me!
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(PS: as a thank you to all my loyal followers, I\’m putting Daffodils (http://amzn.to/141yEIG) at half price through January to celebrate the new year.)
Happy New Year to one and all. May you enjoy peace and prosperity.
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