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SATS Launch Day Update

Since my last post about Style and the Solitary, there have been several developments. I’m going to copy from the post and add to it.

Thanks again to Melina Kantor and Shoshana Raun, whose prompts and other writing suggestions helped to craft the plot much more than I’d expected. Joan Livingston, who read and commented on my draft, and also wrote the cover line and the brilliant foreword. And Stephanie and Laurence Patterson of darkstroke books whose editing and cover design were magnificent.

Also to all those who have opened up (or will open up) their blogs for me:

Name and LinkTopicDate
Natalie WoodWhy crime?3rd March
Jennifer WorrellSettings24th March
Carynn BohleyInterview5th April
Heidi SlowinskiInterview20th April
Sue BarnardImportance of Setting21st April
Tim TaylorExtract25th April
Paula ReadmanInterview26th April
Angela Wren25th May

What can you do?

  • You can come to today’s Facebook Launch.
    Click now and press Going. There will be information about the book in text, photos and music, and plenty of interaction, including a competition.
  • You can come to the joint online launch event called Ladies Who Launch, where three darkstroke authors will introduce our new books with readings and answer questions.
    It’s on 6th May. Click now to secure your free ticket.
  • And you can buy Style and the Solitary – paperback or ebook – on Amazon.

Thank you, everyone!

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Books Editing Interviews

All About SATS

SATS. That’s my new novel,

Style and the Solitary

In just five days, it will be launched into the world. My first venture into crime fiction. Fortunately, it has some wonderful people to help my baby emerge from the womb.

No, I didn’t mean Nathalie and Asaf. They carry the story through from start to finish. But I’m talking about the lovely, real people who have helped in many ways, and to whom I will always be grateful.

People like Melina Kantor and Shoshana Raun, whose prompts and other writing suggestions helped to craft the plot much more than I’d expected. Joan Livingston, who read and commented on my draft, and also wrote the cover line and the brilliant foreword. And Stephanie and Laurence Patterson of darkstroke books whose editing and cover design were magnificent.

Also to all those who have opened up (or will open up) their blogs for me:

Name and LinkTopicDate
Natalie WoodWhy crime?3rd March
Jennifer WorrellSettings24th March
Heidi SlowinskiInterview20th April
Sue BarnardImportance of Setting21st April
Tim Taylor
Paula Readman
Angela Wren

What can you do?

  • You can come to the Facebook Launch on Monday.
    Click now and press Going. There will be information about the book in text, photos and music, and plenty of interaction.
  • You can come to the joint online launch event called Ladies Who Launch, where three darkstroke authors will introduce our new books with readings and answer questions.
    It’s on 6th May. Click now to secure your free ticket.
  • And you can buy Style and the Solitary – paperback or ebook – on Amazon.

Thank you, everyone!

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The Power of Belief

Introducing a New Series

Can belief make things happen?

My new novel, Style and the Solitary, is the story of Asaf and Nathalie. Everyone believes Asaf is guilty apart from Nathalie. She is sure he’s innocent and, spurred on by her confidence in him, he gradually changes and opens up.

The Power of Belief will be my 2021 blog theme. Do you have a story in which someone’s belief that something can happen has made that dream come true? It can be a personal account, or one you’ve heard about. It can be made up, from a story you wrote or one you read.

From next Friday, and every Friday for as long as it lasts, I will post these stories here on my blog. Do contact me if you want to take part. First up next week is crime writer, Val Penny.

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Style and the Solitary will be published by Darkstroke on 26th April. The ebook can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.

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GREEN

GREEN. If that were the solution to a cryptic crossword clue, what might the clue be? Answer: a new genre.

As it happens, a new genre (for me) is exactly what my latest novel is written in. It’s a murder mystery, called Style and the Solitary. Set in my adopted city of Jerusalem, it begins with a murder and a suspect – a suspect who is unable to defend himself. Fortunately, there’s someone who believes in his innocence.

Style and the Solitary will be published by Darkstroke on 26th April, 2021.

GREEN is also the dominant colour in the gorgeous new cover.

Is there anything you want to say about the colour green, or anything else for that matter? You’re welcome to comment below.

No doubt, I’ll be writing more about this novel in the coming weeks. Topics will include Jerusalem, NaNoWriMo, friendship and maybe even social anxiety.

In the meantime, Cultivating a Fuji, my uplit novel set in Bournemouth (UK) and Japan has been rereleased and is available on Amazon.

For a short while, the paperback on Amazon UK is only at this link.