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Sunday, 27 December 2015

New Look Website offering email and subscription

New year, new look.
Readers can now subscribe to this blog and sign up for a newsletter. Don't worry - you won't be inundated with emails. I hate spam too but a number of readers have asked me to alert them to new books coming out. This being music to my ears I have now changed this blog page to offer this service.
Please feel free to add your email address so you can find out when I'm launching a new book or posting about freebies, discounted books or events.
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!
I hope you will want to learn alongside me as I continue to delve into research for my stories and sign up for the email alerts.

(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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    1. Hey Judy - take another look - it's even better now - with a carousel. Best Xmas pressie ever.

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    2. Love your "spinny" thing - too funny!

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  2. Excellent,Alex - love it. see you in 2016.Jx

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    1. Can't wait to share some words with you again Judith. The website's even better with a new spinny thing for the books.

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