Time for A Change!

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Mystical Norway

In the two years, that  I have been blogging I have changed focus and I think it’s time that my blog content and graphics also reflects this change.

When  I started the blog, in 2017  I was hoping to get a fiction book published. I am now a published author, I wrote  Fire & Ice, which has been described as a Scandi -Time Slip romance. It was published in February 2019  by Daisy Lane Publishers and got some great reviews. Now, I am busy writing a follow-up book.

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The cover of Fire & Ice

So, my focus has shifted, I still love my cats and reading, but I am concentrating more on writing and on research. I want readers to feel confident that I am using authentic detail in my story. So, whether I am talking about ice dancing, or Vikings, or Norway  I want to know that the details are right. There is a new section coming on my blog -for research details. I know not everyone will want that level of detail. and that’s okay too, simply enjoy the story.

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Feared sea raiders – The Vikings. Pixabay by Axe 20

Follow me on this journey as I find out more about Aussie Blaise and Norwegian Kristoffer, the ice dancing couple from Fire& Ice, whose story conveys that Love is Beyond Time.

Words from My Heart.

My new book Fire & Ice is a book straight from my heart, one that I hope will find its way into yours. It is ready for Valentine’s Day.

 

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Write what you love and love what you write.

I’ve written a few books. Often, they reflected a popular trend or were something that I felt that I ‘ought’ to write.

This changed in September 2018, when I began writing the story that I wanted to read. It was sparked by watching the ice dancing at the Pyeong winter Olympics. What fascinated me as a writer was how much emotion the skaters expressed, through facial expressions and gestures. As I learnt more, I understood how partnerships were formed, and the idea of an Australian ice skater was born.

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Two hearts that beat as one.

I decided she’d travel to Bergen Norway to meet a partner. I’d visited Bergen and it made me think of Vikings. Soon I had two stories to tell, a contemporary one and one in the distant past.

Research gave me insight into Viking customs and lives, but most of all I wanted to establish the emotional connection, love that lasts through time, soul mates. I wasn’t writing to a formula I wasn’t writing to please anyone else, just for my own enjoyment.

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Reading for research.

As the story grew, I mentioned it to a few other people, it was now    October and one of them asked to read a chapter. She offered me a  contract to publish my yet unfinished book.

Suddenly, my dream was becoming reality, I had to finish the book. There were about thirteen chapters still Continue reading “Words from My Heart.”