The solitary side of me writes historical fiction; the gregarious side loves to travel. Blog topics listed below cover Writing, Memoir and Travel – by land and by sea. I hope you’ll enjoy dipping into them, and do please feel free to comment and share.
From struggling novice to published author, it all started with The Diary. From the moment I started looking into the writer’s background, the trail was like a detective story, littered with lucky coincidences. So extraordinary, they were mentioned by the writer and TV presenter, Brian Inglis, in his book, Coincidence: a Matter of Chance - or Synchronicity?
These strange events went on throughout the writing of two novels, ,Louisa Elliott and Liam’s Story. But how did these tales of love and repression in late-Victorian England take the author to Australia? Not to mention a chat-show in London’s Soho – you can catch a glimpse of it here: LIFE & LUCK – Crazy Days
Those planning to tackle their own family history may find the blogs inspire them to get started. And Liam’s Story may be both useful and intriguing, since it charts Zoe Clifford’s path as she traces the Elliott family history from questions to eventual answers.
If these strange events resonate with you, do please leave a comment.
Life at Sea
Once upon a time, my travelling life was aboard merchant ships with my husband and children, seeing lots of sea, strange foreign ports, and experiencing life in a small – largely male – community afloat. In these occasional posts you’ll find a different world.
Life on the Road
If my seagoing days are over, and the children grown up, we still like to get away – nowadays by motorhome. And since I’ve been writing letters all my life – sharing the fun as well as occasional disasters – I’d like to share them with you via my blog. If you enjoy these short travel stories, do feel free to share them on Facebook or Twitter.