My 11th anniversary of becoming a published author.
How I almost missed this I've no idea. Until another author reminded me about the 10th anniversary of our inclusion in an anthology together, I would have missed the 11th anniversary of being a published author. She made me think!
My 11th anniversary of becoming a published author.
My thanks and gratitude to everyone who has visited, read and contributed to my blog over the last 10 years. It has been a privilege knowing you here.
It is such a thrill to receive feed-back from readers. Writing is such a lonely occupation and so to know someone has actually read what you’ve written and liked it enough to comment on Social Media, and to then pop across to Amazon to leave a review with some lovely sparkly stars, and a #1 Best Seller spot to boot: well, that is the icing on the cake. In September I signed with Accent Press Ltd and in October they published their Halloween Anthology, Shiver, in which I contributed my short story, The Haunting of Anne Chambers – a Ghost story set in Cornwall where I have spent many years working with recording artists we managed there. http://t.co/qw98OdKs9C We used to stay with friends in the village of Paul, not far from Mousehole, and there is a wonderful old church there – Paul Church, also known as St. Pol de Leon – which has some interesting history attached to it. The Spanish came ashore during the Spanish Armada, did a little raping and pillaging – which accounts for so many dark-haired locals with Spanish-sounding names I guess – but perhaps we won’t go there! Anyway Inside the Church Chancel there is a plaque which inspired my story The Haunting of Anne Chambers – it reads exactly as follows: Interr’d near this place lies ye body of Captain Andrew Elton Commander of the Godfrey Gally. He was killd in an engagement with a French Privateer Off the Lands […]
Seasons Greetings one and all Many thanks for being here and making it such a joy to connect with you. It has been an interesting year and I have enjoyed your posts and comments so much. I have had a wonderful time visiting your blogs (those who have them) and I wish you all the very best. I shall be back before the New Year to see what you have all been up to. Stay happy, safe, and healthy. Wishing you all this, and peace too. Jane xx If you are planning on reading something over the holiday period I do hope you will consider these: Wishing on a Star (anthology) featuring some fab stories and one by me – Merry Christmas Everybody – based on a real event 26 years ago at Christmas. Published by Accent Press Ltd. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PQL5H3I/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_G0WAub0WWT9 and Shiver (anthology) featuring some spine chillers including one by me – The Haunting of Anne Chambers – set in Cornwall – and #1 on amazon’s Kindle Store – Halloween. #15 on amazon’s Kindle Scary stories. Published by Accent Press Ltd. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O9VKGJG/ If you feel like benefitting The Princess Alice Hospice, Surrey, you might consider purchasing In A Word: Murder http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495931684/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_vx6.sb15V2W6V7KJ in memory of Maxine Clarke, Crime writer, editor and blogger all proceeds go to this wonderful Hospice. http://www.pah.org.uk/ There are some cracking murders in this anthology written by award-winning crime, and I have two stories included: Dreamer and also Hollywood Cover Up. Published […]
On the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1 1914-1918 I ‘d like to remember and honour all those who lost their lives, including countless civilians, caught up in the horror of war. In particular I’d like to remember family members. However, even though I’ve been researching our family for over 30 years, many still remain illusive. Therefore I decided I would have one family member represent all those […]
I’ve just had a good tidy up and cleared my writing desk ready for a full on session this week. It’s amazing just how cluttered it manages to get when I have my head down and I’m in over-drive – I have been writing a great deal this summer. Hence the need to have a good tidy. Inspired by the publication […]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O9VKGJG Thrilled to be published today in this FAB collection alongside so many successful authors including my life-long friend, Christina Jones, who has been so inspirational and supportive of me and my aspirations to become a writer. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-Jones/187064786222 Thanks Chrissie without your encouragement and advice my fingers would never have seriously connected with the keyboard. Even though we write in different genres she has often read my work when, other than my husband, no-one had ever read anything I’d written. To find we both have stories in the same collection is such fun. We’ve shared an anthology once before but this was a complete surprise. My contribution to Shiver is The Haunting of Anne Chambers. If you’ve read and enjoyed my two short stories The Secret of Willow Cottage: The Tale of the Reluctant Bride and The Secret of Willow Cottage: The Tale of the Jilted Lover I hope you might enjoy The Haunting of Anne Chambers: It’s a Ghost story set in Cornwall – a tale of Privateers, Pirates and ….well, I’ll let you find out. My fellow contributors are: Andrea Frazer, Bill Kitson, Caroline Dunford, Christina Jones, and Helena Fairfax, Tricia Maw, Marie Laval, Cara Cooper and David Rogers. I know there will be something for everyone in SHIVER Available from Accent Press Ltd. ISBN: 9781783752195 http://www.accentpress.co.uk http://youtu.be/NUofhdwu8JE There are many who have encouraged me and supported my writing, too numerous to mention – family and friends especially, who deserve my thanks. Thank you each and every one […]
Those of you kind enough to pop in here from time to time will know I’ve been submitting to Publishers during the summer, more in hope than expectation. Well, I am very happy to share my good news with you. I’ve been included in SHIVER, a collection of horror stories with contributions by so many authors I admire such as: Andrea Frazer, Bill Kitson, […]