It’s so exciting to seek an audience of diligent readers, once more.
You’re the first to know, I’m writing on a new book. If you liked ‘What If I Go?’ then please request a PDF copy of my latest work-in-progress. If you haven’t yet read my debut thriller for New Adults, then I can arrange for a cut-priced copy to be sent your way. That is to check you can tolerate my accessible style of writing. Just ask.
This new work would suit young adults, too. There are serious moments in this coming-of-age book but it’s lighter than the last! Without spoilers, the story is an alternate history.
Please, send questions if you so wish. Happy holiday reading.
Recently, I read this upsetting, real-life account of child sexual exploitation, grooming and violence within the family. The survival story relates back to many years ago but informs us of resilience beyond imagination.
I reviewed ‘You Shall Bear Witness’ here on Goodreads.
Do you ever think I’m happy but sad when one thing finishes? Then, I’m both excited but terrified at the thought of the next project beginning. That could just be me when other writing is still waiting to reach an audience. My next challenge is to write an inspirational song. That should be fun!
Then, I bake to cheer myself up and to stop the worrying. Or is that to prevent putting pen to paper? Umm.
Don’t worry! This Sicilian lemon cake with pecans is for sharing with my family…
I’ll just have a small slither, I promise. Then, we’ll go for a jog.
Enjoy the bank holiday! I suppose you’ll treat yourself to something much more healthy.
Partition and Partying; Breaking Up and Breaking Free.
A series of staged readings of four striking short plays by newly discovered East Midlands female writers of South Asian descent, as part of Kali Theatre‘s DISCOVERY programme. This was at the Curve Theatre, Leicester last week.
The play “Risk” by Farhana Shaikh succinctly unpeeled domestic abuse tales from a front room with the social worker. There was an ending that I didn’t expect. It was a shocker that had to be told. She is from Dahlia Publishing if you want to grab a copy of the play.
When the continued climb seems difficult and beyond our own strength…There’s nothing like reading to encourage us to write. At present, I am reading poetry by TS Elliot. What with the snow and cabin fever setting in and all!
That may sound heavy but it fits in with this time of year, really! See or hear ‘The Journey of the Magi’ on Google, to join me. I think it infers that to see beyond we need to keep looking upwards.
When I think I have it not so easy, this poetry is levelling. It works for me.
Also, getting by is easier with a friend up front. So let us hold on tight!