June 2014


I’m joining in the Meet My Main Character blog hop, in which I answer a few questions about my main character and pass the baton on to two or three other writers. I had a little problem with the latter, as you’ll see later.

I was tagged by fellow Crooked Cat author, Michela O’Brien, whose latest novel, A Summer of Love, was released in January 2013.

What is the name of the main character? Is she real or fictitious?

Esty Sherman. She is fictitious. The name Esty is short for Esther.

When and where is the story set?

This is a contemporary story that takes place over about four months in Jerusalem, apart from a brief trip to London.

What should we know about Esty?

Esty was born and brought up within the closed haredi community. But she has long felt she didn’t belong there and has decided to leave everything and everyone she knew and start afresh.

What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Contacts with people from her former life make her current life very hard. She is finding it hard enough to acclimatise to new ways of life without constant reminders from the past.

What is Esty’s goal?

To become part of her new world and to become a permanent part of Mark’s life. At least, these are Esty’s goals for most of the time.

What is the book’s title?

Neither Here Nor There, because Esty is no longer a member of her old community but still feels she doesn’t completely belong  in the world she has chosen.

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As I mentioned, I had a problem finding people to continue with this. All the ones I asked had either done it before or were much too busy.

If you would like to answer these questions, please let me know. I will edit this post to tag you, and you can post your answers next week.

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From our house, we have an amazing view of the Jerusalem Forest. We love it.
BUT that means we were in the front line yesterday when a fire broke out and spread like… well… wildfire. It was hot and dry and very windy. In addition, the snowstorm  we had during the winter caused a lot of trees and branches to fall, making the fire spread faster.

Fortunately we are OK and so is our house, apart from a couple of windows. We don’t have electricity yet and hence proper wifi. When we do, I’ll answer some questions about my main character as part of a blog hop.

Stay safe everyone!

Posted from mobile device.

I’ve hopped again – so quickly I’m not even sure where I am, but I’m sure it’s somewhere in the UK.

Geff Gardiner is an author who is hard to categorise. Each of his novels is very different, and as his website says, his “short work and long fiction spans and explores genre boundaries.”

Many thanks to Jeff for letting me land on his blog and babble about life-changing decisions.

The schedule:

18 June Catriona King My Route to Publication
20 June Cathie Dunn The Background to my Novel
22 June Sarah Louise Smith Arranged Marriage
22 June Jeff Gardiner Life-Changing Decisions

I’ve travelled south to Milton Keynes and the blog of Sarah Louise Smith, author of Amy and Zach and Izzy’s Cold Feet.

Today, I’m talking about arranged marriage.

Here’s my schedule so far:

18 June Catriona King My Route to Publication
20 June Cathie Dunn The Background to my Novel
22 June Sarah Louise Smith Arranged Marriage
Jeff Gardiner Life-Changing Decisions

For those of you who live in the UK, US and most other countries, the ebook version of my novel, Neither Here Nor There, is on sale for a limited time at Amazon, along with most of the other Crooked Cat Books. There’s even an eye-catching poster.

Crooked Cat Sale, June2014

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I’ve jumped from Northern Ireland to Scotland. Today I’m visiting Cathie Dunn, author of historical fiction and romantic adventure.

You can find out more about the background to my novel here.

Here’s my schedule so far:

18 June Catriona King My Route to Publication
20 June Cathie Dunn The Background to my Novel
22 June Sarah Louise Smith Arranged Marriage

Watch this space for updates.

Crooked Cat author, Catriona King, very kindly offered to host me on the first stage of my blog hop.

I’m over there now, talking about my route to publication.

Here’s my plan so far:

18 June Catriona King My Route to Publication
20 June Cathie Dunn The Background to my Novel
22 June Sarah Louise Smith Arranged Marriage

Watch this space for updates.

NeitherHereNorThereCover

As today is the launch day for my novel, Neither Here Nor There, I’m posting my reading of chapter one.

Neither Here Nor There is now available as an ebook or in paperback at Amazon, Smashwords, Crooked Cat and elsewhere.

To win a copy, answer the question that will appear shortly on the launch page.

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