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Keeping Secrets

May 10, 2008

New Novel out July 08

Synopsis
This book offers a bittersweet saga of conflict and heartache set in the 1930s from this popular Welsh author. Gillian Finch and Dorothy Prosser are firm friends as well as cousins. For four years they have kept their friendship secret in the face of the bitter feud that has broken out between their respective families over the will of the family matriarch, Rose Prosser. Siblings, Henry Prosser and Vera Finch are at loggerheads over it and Vera is convinced that Henry has cheated her.It is not the only secret. When Gillian and Dorothy fall head over heels for the same man, Ronnie Knox, Henry’s young business partner, a fierce clash ensues as to which one will get him. The repercussions of this quarrel lead to other secrets being exposed. Everyone, it seems has something to hide.
A story of young love and a faithless marriage.
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November 1, 2007

Mothers and Daughters  

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Yesteryear

July 17, 2007

Mothers and Daughters

1910 – Lucy and her sister Eva are devastated to learn on their father’s death that he had married their mother bigamously, making them illegitimate. If that isn’t bad enough, their father seemed to care nothing for them when he willed his entire estate to his legal wife leaving the girls and their mother Sylvia destitute.

In desperation Sylvia borrows money from a scheming loan shark Stan Naylor and when she can’t make monthly repayments he demands Lucy settle the debt in kind and he won’t take no for an answer.

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Out in June

July 14, 2007

Latest book

My latest book Mothers and Daughters came out in June 2007.  I am already halfway through my next book.  I won’t reveal the title yet but intend to keep it a secret for the time being.

    Love Letter I have six months to finished it. That may seem a long time but it is not really. There is  a lot of work and a lot of writing still to get through. 

Back to the keyboard!  

A new beginning

March 13, 2007

Well, at last the revisions on my current book are complete. It has a brand new title now, MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS, out later this year.
How about that!

I am starting to plan the next book. I will be making videos of my progress and my methods, explaining the way I create a novel. These I will be posting to YouTube and Livevideo. Isn’t technology wonderful? And its fun too.

My head is full of my new characters and their lives, past and present.

I believe I will enjoy myself writing this one. Let’s hope so.

 Bye for now! 

Off with the old, On with the new

February 16, 2007

 Hi Ya 

My book is finished at last and sent off to my publishers. Hoorah!

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Now I am thinking about an idea for the next one.  Characters are crowding into my consciousness.   They are all clamouring to tell me their story. Most of the stuff seems to be about family secrets.  My head is buzzing!

It is all so chaotic. How will I sort it all out into a coherent whole?

I don’t know.  It just happens – eventually – after a lot of hard work.  Anyway, I’ve got a year to whip the whole thing into shape.

Here I go again!!!

  

Result!

November 17, 2006

Haven’t had time to blog as I am busy writing these days (uploading to YouTube in my spare time!)  However a new two book contract is on the cards. I am so pleased! 

     

Time to get serious

September 21, 2006

The first ten chapters of my new novel are complete – in draft form, of course. Haven’t had much time for blogging unfortunately.

The time has come now to send these ten chapters off to my agent. The purpose of this is to show her that I am getting on with the job in hand; get her advice on how it looks so far, and if possible give her some ammunition to try to secure a new book contract for me.

Even though I have already had ten books published with the uncertain state of publishing today nothing can be taken for granted. You are only as good as your current book – never before has that phrase been truer. The competition in my genre is fierce.
 
But I can only give it my best shot.

The plot unfolds

August 26, 2006

I’m on chapter 8 now and the writing is going well. There are a few distractions other than family – bought a camcorder, joined YouTube and have gone movie crazy – it’ll pass.
 
I’m a Gemini – and so these varied crazes come and go. I’m used to it. Writing is my one steady craze. It’s for life I hope, well, at least while I can drag myself to the keyboard..

Even so I am managing between 8 hundred and 1k words each day. Getting up early is the key and priming my subconscious the night before.

My latest book is out this week.  Here it is –
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Hardback.

I love being a writer.

Slowly but surely

August 18, 2006
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On chapter 6 now.  Did well last Sunday – over 1500 words. Monday and Tuesday were family days, so no writing.  Today, even though I was pretty tired in the afternoon I managed almost 1k.

 The plot is becoming a little clearer in my mind. It’s amazing how particles of the plot which are chaotic in my head fit together like a jigsaw puzzle when I sit down to write.  I owe it all to my subconscious.

I received my hardback copies of my latest book TAKE MY CHILD by Gwen Madoc (Severn House Publishers Ltd) which comes out at the end of this month in the UK and  November in the USA.  It’s a wonderful feeling to hold a published copy of your own book. This is my tenth but it is still thrilling. It makes me want to work even harder. I wish I could manage to write two books a year.

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