NEWS & EVENTS

 

Currently writing two books.  'The Pen', book five in The Finder Series, the pen lost belongs to a young Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Lewis Carroll.  He loses his beloved pen aged eighteen, whilst sketching on a walk along the banks of the River Tees at Croft, near to Darlington, where his father was the Rector of St Peters Church.  As the first born son of what would eventually become eleven children he lived in The Rectory with his mother, father and with a cook and a housemaid. 

Book 6

'The Seal'

Book six in 'The Finder Series' sees our heroine finding a seal , not a sea creature but a silver seal used for sealing wax to seal letters in medieval times.  She finds the seal whilst staying with her mother's Aunt Ruth in Normandy.  Once again she gets taken back to the time of a young King Richard the first.  The Lionheart, a young man with his three brothers, growing up between the warring courts of his father King Henry the second of England based between Limoges in France and London in England and his mother Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine whose court was based in Poitiers, France.  He is eighteen years old and battling the unruly barons in the land of his mother to take on his role as King of England, not helped by his father who has never shown him love.

Book 7
'The Crystal

 

Book seven in 'The Finder Series' sees our heroine finding an unusual crystal on the beach close to her home in the North of England.  She is seventeen years old, now a young woman and studying hard at school for her 'A' levels and, wait for it, with a boyfriend.  

This book will answer all of the questions she has about her previous names and where they came from. The wise woman, who she has met in all of the books in 'The Finder Series', will once again take her on a journey.  This time will show her the destiny she has been travelling towards in the previous books.  She meets with friends old and new and at last begins to understand the reason why she was originally chosen to fulfil it.
 

New a plannedAdult Book

'When Two Worlds Collide'

 

This book is currently being written.  Taking two characters we first met in, 'The Miniature', Great Aunt Ruth and Great Uncle Francois.  I live in an area in France which was the centre of administration for 'La Resistance' during the Second World War against the Nazi German Occupation of France.  The older residents here remember it well and with the chilling museum at Oradour sur Glane and the Resistance Museum in Limoges I have a wealth of research available to me.  Great Uncle Francois appeared in my imagination as a way of introducing 'The Ring', the small blue sapphire ring, lost in Book Four in 'The Finder Series'.  

I decided to tell their story, (I don't really have much choice as this story just has to be told). The story of a reluctant romance between two people of very different ages taking place in dangerous conditions and during a very difficult time.  A romance which fate gave to two people who really were not looking for love.  One, too intent on her career and intent also on becoming a thoroughly modern and home-owning independent woman.  The other, a man whose job spelt danger at every turn and in each country he was sent to, he was sure he would not live for a long time doing the job he did for the love of his country.  This will be their story.