Friday, 26 July 2013
Time and Tide. . .wait for no man
Sofia here, at long last. Lady M seems to have been with you forever. However, Donald and I have been having a great time and Donald has even started calling me Lady S, now. 'She' is taking a break this summer and letting me tell you all about 'her' books. Well, we are hoping she is actually going to get on with the final part of our story. She is SO easily distracted. This week, for example, she has bought a new computer and is busy playing with it before she purchases a new scanner/printer and one of those Webcams so she can waste even more time talking online. There's a new cinema opened near where she lives and so she has a new activity added to her weekly events. On Thursday morning she goes to watch the Senior Screen film. They give free tea and biscuits. She had the privilege of having the first ticket for the first ever screening last Thursday, 'A Song for Marion'... a real weepy.
Anyway, it is summertime, well in the Northern Hemisphere, and her books are ideal for reading during those lazy, hazy summer days. So, her first published one was Time & Tide.
TIME & TIDE
For those of you who ask the question, How long does it take to write a book? It took 3 years to write this one. It was designed with the Millennium in mind. She knows it's 13 years ago but, to her, it seems like yesterday which is a sign of age. At that time there was much euphoria about the 'good old days' and all that had happened in the twentieth century and she thought it would be a good idea to take a character born on January 1st 1950 who would be celebrating her 50th birthday at the Millennium and create a family saga around her and those 50 years. She created the Stephenson family with Irene Joy born in 1950 and named Irene because the name means 'peace' in Greek. She was a symbol of hope for the future after the first part of the century had seen two World Wars. In addition to the narrative she gave Irene's mother the role of writing a diary but not just a personal one, one which included the social and historical events throughout the 50 years and it interspersed throughout the book in italics.
This book was self-published but it is still available worldwide on Amazon, and the Internet or from good bookshops. The ISBN is 9780953945108 and price £7.99 GBP. (paperback)
Contact her by email firstname.lastname@example.org for orders. (she'll give you a discount!)
Have a great week, next week I'll be telling you about No Regrets!
Lady S! (and Donald)