eIf I could write like any of my favourite authors, who would I choose?Would I like to emulate the quiet understated deceptivel simplicity of Ann Tyler? Or would I like to be another Lisa Jewell, full of interesting insights into human behaviour, conveyed with humour ?
On balance, the choice would be to write like Kate Atkinson - always original, multi layered and textured, with stories that fuse the past with the presentand give us insights into the human condition,
At first when I read Life After Life I rebelled necause it wasn't more of Jackson Brodie, but revisiting the novel a few months ago, I couldn't believe its scope and range. A God in Ruins gives us another angle on many of the same characters, told from Teddy's point of view, his war being the focal point.
Not long to wait for Transcription now which I've pre-ordered( never done that before - just couldn't wait to read it). An experience to savour I'm sure.
Hard at work on book 4 of the Foxwood series - All There Is. I'm aiming to get it out there for Summer 2019.]
The new book picks up the story of Foxwood's residents and their co-living community.
There is a wedding, an unexpected discovery in a trench in a garden, and several personal issues for Foxwood's residents to confront.
And then of course there are new residents to add to the mix.
If you haven't yet read the earlier books in the series, check them out on Amazon here:-
Do you write a diary or journal? Yes, me too. Have done for the past forty years or so with some gaps in between. Although none of mine would ever claim to be sensational enough to read on the train, as Oscar wrote in The Importance of Being Earnest, a fictionalised diary gave me the chance to soup up ordinary events, add some pzazz and a touch of wishful thinking.
There are terrific literary precedents for this The Diary of a Nobody, Diary of a Provincial Lady, one of my all-time favourites, more recently Bridget Jones and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
In my DIARY OF AN (ALMOST) BABY BOOMER, I am to some extent Stella Hart, on the verge of a Big Birthday, coming to terms with life, family and aging.
Read all about it on Amazon. Some of it may actually be true!
At last I can do this for myself- or can I ?
Blogging has been a distant dream since this new site was constructed, but now, with help,I think I'm ready to go.
The last three months since the launch of Limelight have been chaotic- hospital visits, move I didn't anticipate- so very little time for promo, and more importantly , writing.
still Foxwood 4 is an ongoing project. Titled All There Is, a nod to a lyric by Victoria Wood, one of my favourite writers and performers, it takes the lives of Foxwooders familiar and new, into new realms. I'm looking forward to the challenge!