“Holly’s Perfect Christmas?” is the concluding story of my short story collection “Making Changes”, and it’s available free at Amazon from 21 to 25 November in the UK here and in the US here . Holly has an idea for a dream Christmas with her partner in a cottage in Snowdonia. It is all planned, but then events start intervening and threatening to disrupt the idyll…
And if you’re interested in an audio book, there’s a promotion on Audible at the moment, where you can subscribe for half price for the first four months. You can listen to Catching the Light read by Petrina Kingham (see AUDIO on the line above underneath my name) as part of your subscription. Have a look here
On Wednesday 25 July I was the guest on Loisue’s Facebook Book Club, talking and answering questions about ‘Behind the Smile’, my other books and writing. Ifyou’re on Facebook you can catch the replay here: https://www.facebook.com/mary.grand/videos/2111340215792344/ (but skip the first five minutes which was just setting up)
Today I’m delighted to be featured on Linda’s Book Bag, an awatd-winning book review blog, talking about Behind The Smile. This will take you straight there: https://lindasbookbag.com/
I am excited to announce that my latest novel is now published. It is available as a kindle ebook on all amazon sites. The paperback will follow within a week or two.
Thank you the writer Judith Arnopp for letting me share this article. I stayed in this pub, Y Talbot, in the Cambrian Mountains when researching Free to Be Tegan. It’s an amazing story! Elephant in the Beer Garden
Tregaron: Y Talbot
My next novel is nearly ready to be unveiled. Behind The Smile is set on the Isle of Wight and will be published in spring 2018. As soon as the cover is ready I will reveal it here. In the meantime, here’s a picture of the ancient Longstone at Mottistone, which is an important location in the story.
I have been asked this a few times now. Well, you’ll be pleased to know I have actually been doing some work this year! I have completed a new novel, Behind the Smile.
The central character is Lowri and, of course, she has a cocker spaniel!
There are a few stages to go though before my novel is published but I thought I’d pop on some photos of the wonderful setting for the story, which is the Longstone on Mottistone Down, here on the Isle of Wight. I walk up these downs frequently and in all weathers with Pepper, (so he is in some of the pictures!). We even went up one evening to get a sense of what it is like after dark. It was pretty awesome, although someone stepping in a cowpat brought us down to earth with a splat!
Interestingly, the isolated house you can see close to the stone was my original inspiration for the cottage in Free to Be Tegan, although of course that was moved to the Cambrian Mountains! Anyway here are some pictures.