In The Plotting Shed

In The Plotting Shed
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Monday, 20 November 2017

Award for The Rose Trail!

I'm genuinely thrilled to announce that The Rose Trail  has won another award!

You can read about this excellent website at www.bragmedallion.com where they promote and encourage indie published books that have passed their stringent quality control panel. What an honour to be on that list. Feeling stunned!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Daffodils #FREE for Remembrance Sunday

Daffodils will be #FREE today to honour all those who sacrified their lives for their country.



Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Woodbine and Ivy Rewrite 4

Talking about my current work in progress (WIP)  to a good friend last night, I realised what I had been denying all along. It's not working. I'm 27000 words in and I'm going to have to ditch them and start draft number 4. It's a big book, spanning the whole of World War Two in 2 countries and the research is daunting enough but the story isn't pulling together. I've been working against the grain for months trying to get the momentum going and my epiphany last night showed me why it isn't.
But that's okay!
This is what writing is like. It's a journey.
I start today's session with a blank page.
I think this is the hardest book I have ever attempted.
Here goes - got to get my head back in the shed.
And this is how the shed started - on solid foundations!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Friday, 3 November 2017

The Rose Trail only 99p for a limited time! http://mybook.to/TheRoseTrail

Following on from my last post I'm continuing the seasonal theme of ghosts. We might have shorter days but those long evenings by the fire are just perfect for curling up and losing yourself in a story. 
Instead of dreading the coming winter let's celebrate the extra reading time autumn can provide.

The Rose Trail is on offer at 99p/99cents for a limited time. 

(click the title above to go straight to the Amazon page where you live)

It's a scary read, rich in historical detail and set between the present day and the turbulent time of the English Civil War. 
I invite you get warm and comfortable and settle in for a spooky read.


Can a golden pomander contain the power of the past through the scent of roses it carries? 

Fay, lost and lonely, feels trapped and unable to move on from tragedy. Haunted by restless spirits her life is not her own. When she meets an old rival she is drawn into a chain of events that both terrifies and fascinates her. 
Meadowsweet Manor is also unable to escape its own tragic history from the English Civil War. Only when Fay follows a trail of roses back through hundreds of years can she unlock its secrets and redeem her own.
WINNER OF 'CHILL WITH A BOOK AWARD' June 2017
Is it chance that brings Fay and Persephone together?
Or is it the restless and malevolent spirit who stalks them both?
Once rivals, they must now unite if they are to survive the mysterious trail of roses they are forced to follow into a dangerous, war torn past.