Hello one and all,
All though the sun is shining here in Bristol, there’s a definite nip in the air, and if it wasn’t for the beautiful autumnal colours appearing all around me, I’d wish I was back in Halkidiki in Greece. We had a wonderful break in a lovely hotel resort built in an olive grove. The designers were very clever and sympathetic to the olive trees which were incorporated within the design and build. It was an all inclusive break, and too much food and far too many cocktails were enjoyed! But as well as being a picturesque setting, it was a little haven of peace and quiet and I managed to write every single day!
The result? I am now working on the final chapter of . . . (please imagine a drum roll) The Web of Deceit. I hope you love the cover. The brilliant Lindsay Marshall came up with numerous options which we whittled down to six, and my lovely Beta readers voted for their favourite. This web was a clear winner by fifteen votes.
I’ve booked a slot with both my editor, Sharon Kelly, and proof reader Jill Buss, and so confident am I that we will bring this all together in record time, I’ve put it on pre-order for 1st December 2022.
I couldn’t write all the time of course, and during my time on the sunbed, I managed to read two books. The first was Marple: Twelve new stories, written by various authors. I enjoyed my visits with Jane Marple although a couple disappointed me. The one I liked least was by one of my favourite authors, who shall remain nameless, and one was clearly by an American author and a few bloopers slid in, including the appearance of fireflies in St Mary Mead. Whatever next! The next book was by the very talented Jane Davies –At The Stroke of Nine O’clock. Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in England, and this fictional account of the months leading up to her execution is totally absorbing, so much so that even when the book reached its natural conclusion with Ruth Ellis being hanged, I still wanted to know what happened next to the three central characters, who were an unlikely trio of friends. An excellent read, and highly recommended.
But, I’ve been home for two days, and this book is not finished. So, I’ll leave you in peace, and with a few holiday snaps dotted around, and get on with it! Oh, but before I go if anyone can tell me what the ‘alien’ we found floating in the sea was, I’d be grateful. (Look how clear the water was!) The two ladies who quickly exited the water with me reckon it was a jellyfish, but it’s not like any I’ve ever seen. It had sort of scalloped, frilled skirt underneath and no tentacles. Google did not help.
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