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Hello cyber friends. I am sorry that I have not posted anything for a while but things became quite busy following the launch of my novel Silencio. Two radio interviews and a busy marketing campaign take time. In between I try to squeeze some normal life.
Today I am going to work on my new novel but I came across the article below and wanted to post it here for you to read. It will interest anyone who wants to know more about the disturbing events in Spain during the 1900’s when babies were stolen from their natural parents and often sold into adoption (the backdrop for my novel’s storyline).
Earlier this morning I was interviewed on the BBC Radio Solent Breakfast in Dorset show about my recently published novel Silencio and my work as a writer. A link to the five-minute interview follows.
On Tuesday 26th April at 7:53 I will be interviewed on BBC Radio Solent 103.8 FM about Silencio and my work as a local writer. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss my first novel in addition to the work I am doing on my second full length work.
After years of writing, editing, and living Silencio, it was incredible to see my novel on the stand at London Book Fair 2016. The fair is an industry event and some authors find it difficult to enjoy however I love everything about books and so the business side also interests me. Well-known writers including Marian Keyes, Jeffery Archer, Meg Roscoff participated in interviews but the most impressive was Judith Kerr, in her 90’s and as sharp as a youngster. As usual, there were interesting presentations at the Writer’s Centre which included advice about public relations, marketing, self-publishing through different forums and how to beat the slush pile.
I have returned to my office ready to write.
3 days of books – the paper, the words, covers, cyberspace. Processing it all takes patience.
A highlight was seeing Silencio on the book stand.
Inspiration came from Judith Kerr – 92 & still writing children’s books. Asked to comment on the good in her long life she stated ‘I’m still here”.
I will be discussing my novel Silencio with Gill Henry on Total FM 91.8 Costa Blanca at 13:30 Spanish time. In addition to the inspiration and stories behind the book, I will be talking about some of the influences on my writing, the music I love and anything else we can fit into our one hour slot. Send me in some questions in the comments section and I’ll try to answer them during the time I am on air.
The following is a copy of a 5* review of my debut novel Silencio on Net Galley. Needless to say, I am delighted.
Totally love this book and pleased to be able to review it for Net Galley. Well researched, full of suspense. A mothers worst nightmare, her newborn is stolen. Overtime Mercedes is relentless in her search for the truth about Spain’s stolen babies.
I cried so much reading this brilliant book about baby trafficking, how 40years after franco’s death people in Spain searched for so many “lost” babies. I live in Spain for part of each year. I did not know about this and am reading more about it since reading Silencio. A heartbreaking true fact. I cannot imagine how these mothers must have suffered. I loved the ending, can’t wait to read her next book. This is a winner.