Well as some of you know I’ve been working hard to develop a new user-friendly website, one that works on phones and tablets and all that jazz and so after much sweat, and a few tears here it is. I hope you like it. If there’s anything you find frustrating about it, or if you think something could be changed to improve matters, please, get in touch. I’m all ears!
So news from the cottage is that I am excited to announce that there will be a brand new, full length, Jean Grainger novel coming out in the next few weeks. It’s called Under Heaven’s Shining Stars and I am really delighted that it will finally see the light of day. It’s not historical, well, it’s set in the 70s and as a child of that decade I absolutely refuse to consider it history!
It is a story about families, love, conflict and all that good stuff but essentially it a tale of friendship. About how far a friendship can be tested and what happens when the cracks begin to show. I was interested in the friendship of boys and men in particular. I have great women friends and we talk about everything, in great detail, and we hammer out each other’s problems together. Wine or tea often plays a part in these discussions, choice of beverage depending on the severity of the problem, but what do men do? It has often intrigued me. As you might know I teach in an all-boys secondary school so I often notice the dynamics of friendship between lads, some of what I observe is used in this book.
Anyway, I’m going to be much more communicative now with my lovely new site so I’m looking forward to hearing from you!