This is a blog with
~ ideas for writers giving a’ thinking outside the box’ approach to reaching an audience
~ background information for readers interested in Diana Jackson’s books
~ reviews of books she has read and enjoyed
~ and to keep you up to date with news of her writing.
“Hello. My name is Diana Jackson and I am a writer. Phew, that wasn’t so difficult to admit after all. It’s been an eventful journey into Writerland and this blog gives me a chance to share it with you through articles and ideas, reviews and news of events, sometimes running in themes but also occasional one off posts which may be topical, amusing or thoughtful. I aim to be both personal and honest, with benefits of ideas for other writers, but mainly background information for readers.
I also hope to say thank you to people and organisations who have supported and given me both encouragement and the enthusiasm to write; to describe places in the heart of my novels and to acknowledge books I have read in my research.
I write because I enjoy writing and far more words and ideas drift into my head than I will ever get a chance to record in print. My love of social history influences all of my work from The Riduna Series, including my debut novel Riduna and the second in the series Ancasta ~Guide me Swiftly Home released in 2012; a memoir, The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell aged 103 years, which is described in more detail on my other blog www.selectionsofreflections.wordpress.com and my most popular project so far Murder, Now and Then, a murder mystery inspired by an unsolved murder near where I live back in 1919.
Ancasta Guide me Swiftly Home led to a great deal of research about early flight and the birth of Supermarine 100 years ago, a quite unexpected interest, including frivolous flying facts and of course the more sobering WW1. This novel is set in an exciting time of the early development of seaplanes in particular, but it is also a family saga, with key events in history seen through the eyes of each member.
After a break from writing for two years, in order to settle into our new life in Fife, I wrote The Healing Paths of Fife, which to date has raised more than £700 for local charities including The Kirkcaldy Foodbank. The latest in my Mystery Inspired by History Series MISSING Past and Present was released early March 2020 and another Inspirational and Motivational little book Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself came out in summer 2021 for young adults.
I hope that you will enjoy opening a window into my insights and reflections and I look forward to sharing with you and hearing your comments, not only here but on Twitter and Facebook too.”
You are welcome to get in touch:
@riduna on twitter
Diana Jackson’s author page on Facebook
and my website is www.dianajacksonauthor.co.uk
Many thanks to all those at Eventispress over the years for their enthusiasm, encouragement and making the experience most enjoyable