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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“What about me?” says Jolene’s mother.
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Interview about my book Just Two Weeks plus a competition to win a copy!
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.
Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams. Published by Cameron
A good review of my novel Just Two Weeks!
For the Love of Books, a look at what's new and exciting in the world of reading
After being laid off, Jolene Carr decides to make lemonade from lemons and takes a two week vacation in the sun. On the first day of her break, she meets Raquel, a woman staying at the same hotel and they strike up a casual friendship. Not long after, Jolene begins to experience odd and unsettling events. Back at home she becomes convinced that Raquel has followed and is now stalking her. But why? Did Jolene do something to invite this behavior? How much will she be able to withstand?
A frightening novel about the terror of being stalked. Keep reading – there are some surprises in store. A jolly good read
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Psychological Thriller Book Tour & Giveaway: Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams 11/24/14 – 12/22/14
My book blog tour is nearly underway!
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Radio Interview about my novel on BBC Radio Sussex
On Friday 18th October I will be interviewed on the radio about my forthcoming novel ‘Just Two Weeks’
I will be interviewed by Sarah Gorrel live on ‘Drivetime’ at 4.00.
Why not listen! 95.3 FM 104.5 FM Digital
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