March 22, 2015 · 5:12 pm
I was fortunate enough to be called into an interview with the charismatic Paul Stone who works for Radio Reverb in Brighton. The interview was about an hour long and the main subject was my novel, Just Two Weeks. Especially selected music to match the mood of my novel was played in between sections and we talked about this and that while the music ran its course. To be honest it was less like an interview and more like a chat. We broached other subjects including this blog, my disability, what inspires me to write, whether or not I am a bohemian. Oh yes. I did a reading from my novel too! His colleague intercepted occasionally to put across his views of blogs and life in general, and to introduce the next interview with the band Red Diesel. And the entire interview took place while a large dog who had initially jumped up top greet me, slept peacefully at my feet.
I was sorry when the time was up.
As he says – sit back with a glass of wine/cup of coffee/tea and have a listen….
P.S. Because Molly our cat was mentioned I gave the interview her picture.
December 27, 2014 · 10:57 am
Hiya, I’m Georgina, Jolene’s mother in Just Two Weeks. She doesn’t give me a name in Just Two Weeks, so I thought I’d tell you it. This is a picture of the car me and my soul mate Milo went to Amsterdam in when we got married in 1968. He was a lovely guy and it was a great little car – shame it broke down in Amsterdam. We had to sell it as scrap metal and then go overland to India on buses. It was so different in those days. There wasn’t the danger then. Afghanistan was no problem. It was a passing point to India. Milo and I were married for thirteen years and it’s not entirely true what Jolene said about his passing. He wasn’t a heroin addict and he didn’t die from an overdose. I was told he died from a heart attack. He died in Bombay, or Mumbai as they call it now. And yes I remember him giving Jolene that silver carving just before he died. I never realised what happened to it until I read Just Two Weeks. It was a very hard time for me after Milo died. I think I went a bit berserk. I can’t remember what happened that well, but there I was with a three year old daughter, Jolene and I was completely lost. I have to admit we did stay in some dumps like she said in Just Two Weeks, but I had very little money then so I didn’t have much choice. But it wasn’t as bad as Jolene makes out and I wasn’t permanently on the look out for a man, though there were one or two, I’m sure. It was too bad for Jolene – I know she had a bad start, but I always loved her. Like she says, I had a bad start in life too. Don’t tell Jolene this – she’ll only get uppity, but I reckon I was worse off than she ever was. My dad was in the theatre. He died of pneumonia when I was two and my mother didn’t really care for me or my sister plus we were always broke. My sister’s name is Sally. I’m not going to waste precious time telling you about Sally, but I will say she lives in London and is married to a politician. I’ll leave it at that. Except to say he is not in a party I would vote for and I’m a committed socialist and proud of it. I never see her. Neither does Jolene. One more thing Baz never hit me. Despite what Jolene says in Just Two Weeks. He was a bit of a rogue, but I know how to look after myself and I got out before any harm could be done. And even though Baz only met Jolene once, he thought she was highly intelligent and an asset to me. At least that’s what he told me. And I will say one final things. I know Jolene thinks I think of no one but myself, but she’s wrong. I think Jolene is a really clever girl, got ,my looks too. But I was never keen on Mark. I preferred…well you’ll have to read Just Two Weeks to find out who I’m talking about. Ta ta for now. I’ll blow a couple of kisses.
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December 3, 2014 · 1:58 pm
I said my next post would be about the inspiration for my novel Just Two Weeks. Well true to my word here it is. I will start off by saying it was a visit to Sri Lanka which inspired me. Raven Reviews offered me a guest post about the inspiration for my book. They posted it on their blog and included some excellent photos which really depict my words well. You can read it here.
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November 27, 2014 · 1:50 pm
I hope you’re not fed up with me bleating on about my novel, but I want to post this interview as it covers much more than the usual. Within the interview there are three short extracts from the book so you can have a peep at the writing.
You can read it here.
If you like what you read you can win a paperback copy of my novel Just Two Weeks. All you have to do to find the answer to the question is to go to ‘Look inside’ on the Amazon page. You can ‘look inside’ here. There is not much time however as the competition ends on 30th November. And so sorry to all of you who live beyond the shores of UK, as it is only open to UK residents. See the competition here.
My next post will be about what inspired me to write Just Two Weeks.
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November 24, 2014 · 11:06 am
Interview about my new psychological thriller Just Two Weeks
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