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The new life of me

My new book, Alone - the thoughts and feelings of a new widow, is 24 pages revealing how I coped with - or survived - the   first few months after the loss of my husband. It was first published in parts as a blog, but the reaction from other widows encouraged me to publish this book. It will strike a chord with anyone who has lost a dearly loved partner in life, and they will understand that they are not the only ones to feel as they do, and they can talk about it. 

It will be available soon from Amazon, and soon after that I hope it will be published as a Kindle e-book.   Meanwhile it is available on Ebay (go to Ebay and enter it in the search bar), or from me direct (the cheapest option).  The price is £2.99 plus £1.60 post and packing. 

*** The book is also available from Newington Pharmacy and Post Office, on Newington High Street, so if you are visiting, or passing through Newington, you can pop in there for your copy of the book - and maybe buy something else at the same time.*** 

I have written stories and essays or articles since I was a child, but when the pressures of being a wife and mother and running a business became too demanding, the writing almost stopped.  As the children gained their independence and flew the nest I picked up my pen again, although by now it was a keyboard and computer instead of a pen  I have written a few play scripts for local organisations, which have been performed, and have had some magazine articles published.  I have several books of short stories for young children, with the same central characters in each, waiting to be published this year.

So, has widowhood started a new career for me?

Carboneras - Through my Camera
is a photo tour of a Spanish fishing village.

I lived in the village for nearly five years, but this book covers only two of those years. 

Written in English but the photos can be appreciated in any language.

All my own work - text, photography, layout and design, but professionally printed.
Thoughts in Flight
is a book of poems and rhymes illustrated with photos taken by me, some of which have been made into page backgrounds.

These poems were written over many years while living in Zimbabwe, Spain and England, on a variety of subjects.

All my own work, including layout and design but professionally printed.

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