So summer’s been and gone – in the UK, the clocks have gone back, the heating’s on and I have cleared four sackfuls of leaves from my tiny back garden.
Hopefully that means I’ll have more time for reading – and I also have a freebie for you. My Virgin Trains short story, Brief Encounters, is up on Amazon now and it’s free to download. You can read it on your phone or computer if you don’t have a Kindle: there are also writing tips if journeys inspire you to put pen to paper.
The last few months have been a whirlwind. I honestly don’t know where the time’s gone. Had a brilliant time meeting readers and talking about life after death in books at the Edinburgh Book Festival…
Then I was invited to the very friendly Bluecoat School in Blackheath by super-librarian Caroline Fielding as part of a brilliant antidepressants line-up of book related activities for Book Week.
I’ve also been a writing machine: I’ve now finished the latest draft of the third and final in the Soul Beach trilogy – which is going to be called Soul Storm. And wow, it’s a bumpy ride… I’ve been in tears several times. It’ll be published next summer!
Now I’m busy working on my next adult book which has involved lots of research. I adore my central characters but it’s been hard to cope myself with the ordeals I am putting them through…
Meanwhile, I’m making the effort to go to the gym – so I am in good shape for the paperback publication of The Boot Camp, which has an adorable new cover as you can see at the top of the page. I love the colours, hope you do too?