I love writing, reading and all things to do with red wine! The Crying of The Children is my first novel. History was not my greatest love at school – in fact I hated it. But, thanks to browsing and some amazing sites, I began to delve into the social history of 19th century England. With its poverty, child labour, baby farmers and laws to keep the working man down, I was as angry as I was fascinated. I felt for those whose lot it was to be born to that time.
I may be slightly loopy – and why not – but these people began to take shape in my mind. I knew them and I wanted to tell their story. So with lots of research (Spartacus – an amazing site) reading and a mountain of notes, the story began to take shape. But I wanted to do more than just write a story, I wanted to give my characters a say, a voice that so many didn’t have.
I must have done something right because now I am being asked if there is a sequel. There is. I’m working on it.
From my website
THE SINS OF AUNT EVIE (Part One) It was a Wednesday, Harry’s day for trimming the lawn. Monday was weeding and fruit cake, Friday was cleaning the shed and vanilla slices, but Wednesday afternoons he trimmed the lawn and ate warm scones oozing with strawberry jam and cream. On…
STORMY NIGHT Lock all the doors, the stairs are all creaking, The moon, very slyly, in windows goes sneaking Witches and goblins, and black cats abound, Stay safe in my arms child and make not a sound. Buffeting branches; whispering sighs, The hollowed-out echo of answering cries, The breath of…