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“What about me?” says Jolene’s mother.

colorful_peace_bugHiya, 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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Interview With Author Amanda Sington-Williams (Just Two Weeks, Psychological Thriller)

Interview about my new psychological thriller Just Two Weeks

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Amanda Williams

In your own words, please describe your book.

Just Two Weeks is about a revenge stalker that the protagonist meets quite unexpectantly on holiday and the terrible consequences that this seemingly innocent encounter brings.

What genre/genres does your book fall under? It is a suspense/psychological thriller.

Is this book part of a series? No

What was the inspiration behind your book? A holiday in Sri Lanka where Part 1 of the book is set.

What led you into writing? Was it a lifelong ambition, or the result of some type of turning point in your life? I’ve always written poetry and short stories but when I had to give up work due to an injury, I went back to university and studied for a MA in Creative Writing. Then the bug took hold.

So far, what has been the greatest moment in your writing career? There have been two: An…

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Interview with Sarah Gorrell on Radio Sussex

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On 17h October the day after my book launch I had an interview with Sarah Gorrell on Radio Sussex/Surrey Drivetime about my novel ‘Just Two Weeks’. It’s been a month but I’ve only just found out how to put the interview on Sound Cloud! Sarah Gorrell is a great interviewer and she really put me at my ease. Click on Drivetime  to hear the interview!

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Book cover New!

JUST TWO WEEKS v7 FINAL FINAL Cover front onlyThis is the new cover for my psychological suspense ‘Just Two Weeks’. I think it’s a Wow! My book launch is on 16th October and the release date is 11th November.

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A good review of my book. Thanks to http://carolesbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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Saturday, 16 February 2013Book Review: THE ELOQUENCE OF DESIRE BY AMANDA SINGTON-WILLIAMS
Genre: Fiction
Published: 2010 by Sparkling Books
Source: Author

About the Book:

Set in the 1950s, The Eloquence of Desire explores the conflicts in family relationships caused by obsessive love, the lost innocence of childhood and the terror of the Communist insurgency in Malaya.
Richly descriptive and well-researched, the story told by Amanda Sington-Williams unfolds as George is posted to the tropics in punishment for an affair with the daughter of his boss. His wife, Dorothy, constrained by social norms, begrudgingly accompanies him while their twelve year old daughter Susan is packed off to boarding school.
Desire and fantasy mix with furtive visits, lies and despair to turn the family inside out.

We first meet George, travelling home on the tube, after his meeting with his boss where he learns of his ‘promotion’ to Malaya. Both he and his wife know it’s anything but a promotion.
His wife Dorothy feels powerless to do anything but go with him as she feared being frowned upon and shunned by other people if she divorced George. “The alternative to divorce, thought Dorothy, was to grit her teeth and depart for Malaya.”
She hates Malaya and they are both bored, Dorothy starts to fantasise about having an affair and their relationship is tested by other people and the frightening Communist threat to their lives.
Each chapter is written from a different person’s perspective and I thought this gave an added dimension to the story. The chapters also moved the story along so I was made to really think about what must have happened as the author quite often just gave clues and it was left to me to work it out, most of the time this worked okay.
Overall, I did like this style of writing, it flowed very easily. The descriptions of Malaya and the people seemed real and believable and I could easily picture them.
I enjoyed this story and would happily read another book by Amanda Sington-Williams

Saturday, 16 February 2013Book Review: THE ELOQUENCE OF DESIRE BY AMANDA SINGTON-WILLIAMS
Genre: Fiction
Published: 2010 by Sparkling Books
Source: Author

About the Book:

Set in the 1950s, The Eloquence of Desire explores the conflicts in family relationships caused by obsessive love, the lost innocence of childhood and the terror of the Communist insurgency in Malaya.
Richly descriptive and well-researched, the story told by Amanda Sington-Williams unfolds as George is posted to the tropics in punishment for an affair with the daughter of his boss. His wife, Dorothy, constrained by social norms, begrudgingly accompanies him while their twelve year old daughter Susan is packed off to boarding school.
Desire and fantasy mix with furtive visits, lies and despair to turn the family inside out.

We first meet George, travelling home on the tube, after his meeting with his boss where he learns of his ‘promotion’ to Malaya. Both he and his wife know it’s anything but a promotion.
His wife Dorothy feels powerless to do anything but go with him as she feared being frowned upon and shunned by other people if she divorced George. “The alternative to divorce, thought Dorothy, was to grit her teeth and depart for Malaya.”
She hates Malaya and they are both bored, Dorothy starts to fantasise about having an affair and their relationship is tested by other people and the frightening Communist threat to their lives.
Each chapter is written from a different person’s perspective and I thought this gave an added dimension to the story. The chapters also moved the story along so I was made to really think about what must have happened as the author quite often just gave clues and it was left to me to work it out, most of the time this worked okay.
Overall, I did like this style of writing, it flowed very easily. The descriptions of Malaya and the people seemed real and believable and I could easily picture them.
I enjoyed this story and would happily read another book by Amanda Sington-Williams

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Story Accepted for inclusion in an Anthology

I have just heard that my short story, A Mother’s Love’ has been selected for inclusion in an anthology DARK BARD published by Indigo Mosaic. I wrote this a few months ago and had forgotten I’d submitted it! A story based on a woman’s journey to visit her son in prison

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Short story selected for inclusion in an antholology

Good news!
I’ve just heard that my short story, ‘A Mother’s Love’ has been seleceted for inclusion in an anthology, DARK BARD, published by Indigo Mosaic. A story set around a mother’s journey to visit her son in prison

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