Welcome to my writing portfolio

Hi. I am glad that you found your way to my site.

I am a writer. Some of my work is here for you to enjoy so welcome to the worlds created by my imagination. Any comments you wish to make are welcome.

You can buy my novel Silencio by following the links under the section ‘Buy My Novels’.

All stories are my original work and my copyright and can not be copied or distributed without my express permission.

Find out more about my novels at http://laberrynovels.org/

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Distant Shores – Friday Fictioneers

photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Rachel yearned for the sight of land. Twenty seven days, they tossed on the ocean waves in a container that seemed smaller with each passing day. The romantic notion was now a reality and not even the midnight sky with thousands of twinkling stars could re-ignite her passion. She hated him.

Behind was a life of comfort, family and the country she loved.

Ahead nothing but more days of salty spray.  The world adventure he offered.

She peeled the gold band off of her finger, lobbed it into the wake behind and sighed.

‘Your watch’, she shouted down the hatch.

http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com organises the successful Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work.  Come and join us and see where your imagination takes you. Thank you Rochelle for keeping this group active.

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Are you adopted, an adoptive parent or a birth parent? Research needed for novel.

As research for my next novel I would like to interview people who are either adopted and have sought out their birth families, or are a birth mother or father who has been contacted by an adopted child. I am particularly interested in the family and relationship dynamics and how these change after the initial contact has been made.

Of course, anything you tell me will be treated with confidentiality.

Contact me either through this site or at http://www.laberrynovels.org.

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Link to article about Spain’s Stolen Babies

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).

 

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/baby-market-child-trafficking-in-spain-by-catholic-church/

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Link to BBC Radio Solent Interview

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.

http://laberrynovels.org/2016/04/l-a-berry-interview-on-bbc-radio-solent-breakfast/

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BBC Radio Solent Interview

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.

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London Book Fair

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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.

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London Book Fair

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”.

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