Monday, 18 May 2020

Friday, 8 May 2020

The 8th May this year, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), celebrating the Allies' acceptance of Germany's unconditional surrender.

As many of you know, I live in a rural village west of Lyon and discovered, during the research for my novel, Wolfsangel, that my village, and the surrounding area, was a "hot spot" for French Resistance fighters. I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with several Resistance fighters, who gave me a first-hand account of what the Nazi Occupation was really like.

Lyon under Nazi Occupation

Due to the current virus lockdown situation here in France, our annual VE day village celebrations are, sadly, not happening. But to mark the occasion I am pleased to be taking part in a collective author celebration of the end of conflict.

Check out these great books celebrating the end of WW2:

Lyon under Nazi Occupation

Monday, 4 May 2020

Wolfsangel Shortlisted Exeter Novel Prize

While I am super chuffed to see Wolfsangel made it to the shortlist of the Exeter Novel Prize of 2019, it didn't win the big one.

However, it did receive some nice praise from well-known literary agent Broo Doherty: ' … great pace … moments of high emotion, a pronounced sense of community and a solid sense of place. Engaging and well researched, this is an ambitious novel …' Broo Doherty Literary Agent, DHH Literary Agency.

Wolfsangel is available for only 2.99 at your favourite retail store!