Friday, 25 April 2014
Spring/Autumn Reading 3
Coming soon... LOVE YOU FOREVER,
"It's been 5 years since Sofia died, and she and the other spirits "upstairs" continue and watch the dramatic events and devastating consequences that unfold on the earthly plane. This is book 3 in the Sofia Trilogy."
There's still time to read the first two books in the trilogy. This week I'm focusing on the first one, "Look After Each Other".
I feel that authors grow with their work and by the time I was planning my fourth book I felt I had reached maturity. This book, like all of my books, began with the ending. I always start by writing the final chapter and then I know what I'm working toward. It may sound strange but it works for me.
The idea for this book was to interweave three things. The inspiration, once again, came from events in my own life. I once had the misfortune to meet a gentlemen whose sole aim in life was to complain and find fault. I had always had a strong relationship with my father and thirdly, I had visited claivoyants/mediums. What if? What if? Could I work with a plot involving these three ideas and a lot of 'what ifs'? After a lot of planning - it worked!
"Sofia Haslington is a 36-year-old mother and housewife kept under the thumb of her priggish, anal-retentive husband, Derek. Living by a second-to-second timetable and under strict rules enforced by her husband, Sofia decides to visit a well-respected clairvoyant, hoping for a bit of respite from her otherwise dreary existence. But what she is surprised to learn that day not only changes her life...it changes her.
Sofia, now planning to die on March 5th 2005, writes a "Do or Die" list and, with a renewed sense of spirit, unleashes the bad girl hidden deep down inside. From breaking the Ten Commandments to exploring the marvels of Tantric sex, Sofia goes on a liberating journey of body, mind, and spirit, relishing every last minute she has left on this earth. Women everywhere will laugh,cry, and cheer as Sofia counts down her final moments, making each one more memorable and enjoyable than the last." (Blurb from SBP edition)
I self-published this book in 2007. Later, in 2009, it was republished by the American Strategic Book Publishers in hardback. Both editions (paper/softback and hardback) are still available worldwide on Amazon, The Internet and from good bookshops. The paperback edition is ISBN 9780953945139 and price £8.99 GBP. The hardback edition is ISBN 9781608600946 and price $28.50. Or, alternatively, contact me by leaving a reply below.
Next week, I will be talking about "Sofia's Legacy".
Until then, 'Look After Each Other!' and Happy Reading!