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.
A Taran female
The ‘Georgina’ ebook is free to download on Amazon.co.uk for a limited period. Enjoy.
Check out this article by The Courier newspaper which relates to a personal adventure back in time.