From north to south. After a visit to the highlands earlier in the week to celebrate Scotland’s literary event, seaside Largs hosted a talk on The Time Jigsaw novels. Another enjoyable and rewarding occasion.
Kingussie High School and the local library received an author visit yesterday. My thanks to the event organiser and staff for a warm welcome. An enjoyable day in the highlands.
The second of this week’s visits will be in another picturesque location. and beside a sea.
A scene from book 3 in The Time Jigsaw series. The ghost of Ann Anderson at the location where she took her own life.
My thanks to the organisers for inviting me to participate in the festival held last weekend. A well-organised and enjoyable three days. A member of the committee interviewed yours truly on aspects relating to research, writing and marketing.
October 1962 turned out to be a poignant period in time. Not only for the planet avoiding a nuclear war, also the first James Bond film and debut single by a group from Liverpool. With the forthcoming novel set in 1962, Earthman will give you a flavour of that year.
In this month 60 years ago, medium-range missiles were shipped to Cuba and if armed, could reach America. Thus began the Cuban Missile Crisis which culminated in the above newspaper headline. The forthcoming novel is set before and during events and will be released in October to coincide when the crisis reached its peak. Details to follow.
My thanks to those in the library’s book group who attended the Meet the Author event earlier today. An enjoyable evening in a historic building and one which I would term as a traditional library.
My thanks to the staff and those who attended the talk on The Time Jigsaw books yesterday evening. Not a traditional library, but one custom-built for the public, plus both local primary and high schools.
This is a scene from the main street in Largs – 1905. However, I visited the vibrant seaside town yesterday to promote my novels Georgina and Awakening. With it being a jubilee holiday and as the latter novel has scenes in the capital’s Royal Mile, appropriate. My thanks to locals for a kind reception.
The above Rothesay bookshop is one I’ve visited in the past. A similar outlet in Fife will host a reading and book-signing event in June relating to the Awakening and Georgina novels. Independent bookshops have suffered due to online retailing and the pandemic, therefore give them your support.
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AWAKENING. A story of romance and heartache with a WW1 theme set in a quaint Scottish village and historic Edinburgh.
It’s an eerie coincidence that the book which was finalised three weeks ago has a similarity to events happening in Eastern Europe. Then, in 1962, Cuba was the stage of a potential nuclear conflict. At the time and as an infant, the consequences didn’t register. They do now.
Images from the forthcoming novel due to be published later this year. Astronaut Jack Brewster is abducted by aliens and taken to their planet. He is given a mission to prevent the alien civilisation from extinction and save Earth from destruction.
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A story of romance, espionage and intrigue with compelling characters during WW2 on the island of Crete. Order or download the latest book in The Time Jigsaw series.