It seems ages since I last wrote my blog, several weeks at least. The fated football match has passed into history. The Para-Olympics have begun, another set of people to inspire us and make me feel pathetic when I complain about my petty injuries.
On the family front, I've been sorting out the family crypt this month and its history. Yes, the Salter's have a mausoleum locally and another in Highgate cemetery in London. I'm sure there's a story waiting to happen there. It appears one of my husband's ancestors designed the Globe theatre in London.
My husband and I finally went to Scotland for our long awaited wedding anniversary trip. I forget how many times it had to be cancelled and re-booked. You can read my reviews of all the hotels and restaurants on Trip Adviser. I can thoroughly recommend Edinburgh, an amazing city packed with awesome architecture. The trip provided me with yet more scenes and images for Aquasapien Four. Don't be surprised if Edinburgh features! Home now, with another charity trip to Yorkshire planned shortly.
Writing wise, Quest for Courage is almost there. Back from the formatters, I'm at page 305 of 339. Its surprising how long reviewing work takes. It is so much quicker to write a book than polish it. I love the new cover and have included a sneak preview here, for those of you who actually stop and read my words.
Although it should be printed by September, I'm not planning to launch until Halloween - 31st October. Considering my venue at the moment. I decided on Halloween because its the third, and probably final, story in the Witch on the Warpath series so publishing the 1st and 3rd on Halloween seems to feel right. Do you think Waterstones will be interested?
On a different note, I saw in the Isle of Thanet News on-line, that one of our well-known local authors died this month. I can't believe it, Jane Wenham-Jones wasn't someone I knew personally, but I knew of her work and how well she was respected. I was surprised to see I'm not the only author who includes local Thanet landmarks in their work. Its hard to believe I won't read Jane's column any more. She did so much for our community locally too. I can only hope to be a paler version of her. My condolences go to her family and friends.
This weekend see's me busy at the big Sandwich Festival. This is a three day event covering life music and various events around the town as well as craft stalls. Its expected to be quite an affair. You can find me inside the church on Market Street so if you come over please pop in and say Hi! I might even sign your book if you bring it, or buy one.