Here you will find news of my latest projects, developments on the writing front, and occasional reflections on life in general. Comments always welcome.
Life & Luck
From struggling novice to published author, it all started with Family History and a WW1 diary. From the moment I started looking into the writer’s background, the trail was like a detective story, littered with strange events and lucky coincidences. So extraordinary, it even warranted a mention in Brian Inglis’s book, Coincidence: a Matter of Chance - or Synchronicity?
I felt the need to write it down. In the Life & Luck blogs, you can follow the course as Louisa Elliott gathered speed, and, like a Grand National winner, leapt all the hurdles in its bid for success.
Those planning to tackle their own family history may find the blogs inspire them to get started. 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
When not at my desk, I like to travel, getting away from it all with my husband, Peter. Once upon a time, it was aboard merchant ships, seeing lots of sea, strange foreign ports, and experiencing life in a small – largely male – community afloat. You’ll find a different world in these occasional accounts from Life at Sea.
Here, you’ll also find blogs about Captain Smith of the Titanic – background to The Master’s Tale and a few extracts from the novel.
Life on the Road
But if my seagoing days are over, and the children grown up, we still like to get away – nowadays by motorhome. With the Channel Ports close by, in the last few years we’ve mainly chosen to explore Europe, but this summer we hope to see more of our own country. And since I’ve been writing letters home all my life – sharing the fun as well as occasional disasters – I’d like to share them with you via my blog. There’ll be more about Life on the Road in the coming months – its twists and turns, odd frustrations and unexpected pleasures. If you enjoy these short travel stories, do feel free to share them on Facebook or Twitter.