Character Interrupted. An interview BY Jean Lee

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Jean Lee – Let’s first begin with what you write—smart, sexy, historical fiction. You delve into various time periods with your books, such as the 9th century in The Viking and the Courtesan and the 19th century in Splendor. What process do you go through when choosing the right century for a story’s setting? That is, if Splendor took place in another century, would it still be the Splendor we know?
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Probably not. The stories are influenced by the time, the characters too, although they don’t always abide by the constraints of them. Mind you Splendor would be a shopaholic , running up debts galore in any time because some things are timeless. She’d be having to manage everything too. So I guess a bit of both would be true. I generally stick to the Georgian/Regency period—it’s a sort…

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Anonymity

5 stars – Sarah Stuart

Mia is a cancer survivor still struggling to ditch her medication and care for her four-old-daughter alone, when she faces every woman’s worst nightmare, an internet stalker. “He” claims to be her Number One Fan and Mia, a successful novelist accustomed to such approaches, replies briefly to his first email – a mistake that delights “Him”.

As always with John Nicholl’s inspired psychological thrillers, the killer is hidden from his potential victims in plain sight of readers. Powerless, they can only watch as “His” actions escalate until they rule Mia’s life and threaten her daughter, Isabella. Even their flight to Mia’s parents’ Italian villa leads to tragic failure; “He” is there.

DCI Gravel, affectionately known as Grav, facing a choice of retirement or a desk job, becomes involved when Mia appeals to him as a family friend. How far will he go to help her when his own daughter, Emily, receives a horrific gift from the killer?

Fireworks Fan Flames of Fear

Fireworks can cause serious distress to animals. They don’t only suffer psychologically, but also physically as many attempt to run away from, or hide from, the loud bangs. With extreme noise levels and people being able to let off fireworks any time of year, it’s difficult for those who care for animals to protect them.

Around 40% of dogs are fearful of loud noises such as fireworks, meaning thousands of animals’ lives are made a misery by random fireworks, some starting in early October in the run up to Guy Fawkes night and continuing until the following January.

Every year the RSPCA receives hundreds of calls about the terrible effect fireworks are having on animals – not just dogs and cats, but other pets, livestock and wildlife. These animals don’t understand what is causing the loud bangs and bright flashes.

The 2003 Fireworks Act and the 2004 Fireworks Regulations don’t do enough to protect animals. We urgently need a review of fireworks regulations that should consider stronger regulations such as restricting them to certain dates and only selling private use fireworks that have a maximum noise level of 97 decibels could minimise distress to animals.

Please sign the petition. Just click on the picture of my dog, terrified to the point of illness every year until she died at fourteen, or ask at any A&E department why so many children are scarred for life!

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MEET TOM JOHNSON

Fascinating story of a long and interesting life.

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A warm welcome to this week’s guest Tom Johnson. Reading a little about his life it has been anything but boring!

Tom Johnson was born July 26 1940 in Seymour, Texas. His dad was a cowboy and cook, giving his family an itinerant lifestyle. Tom changed schools often, as his dad’s jobs were relocated. His dad wanted him to follow in his footsteps, but a cowboy’s life didn’t appeal to him. Instead, during his high school years, Tom dreamed about becoming an entomologist. He loved biology and math, but was weak in other subjects. He read every book he could find on insects, reptiles, and arachnids, as well as paleontology.  His dream was simple – buy an old car and small mobile home that he could pull behind the car and set up in the desert where he could study the animal life. Having something of a raw artistic talent…

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Letting Lucinda Loose

I’m waiting for the new Amie story!

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I always enjoy reading Lucinda Clarke, whatever she writes. She fills me with joy and I never know what she’s going to say next..

91l7ti29K8L._UX250_[1]First, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Jane for her courage in letting me loose on her blog.  She has suggested I chat about settings for my books, an easy question to answer.

To date I’ve written 3 memoirs, a 4 book Amie series and a comedy – oh and the freebie I offer to anyone

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 All of them (but one) are set in – guess where? Yes, Africa.  

My only excuse for this is I lived there a long, long time almost 40 years and I didn’t want to leave. It gets into your heart, your mind and in some unexplained way it heightens your senses. 

We began in Kenya – well that was me – the Ex was…

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