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Personal Writing Hopes, Dreams and Plans for 2022

I love being in the world of writing. It gives me a buzz, whether supporting other authors or working on my own projects and so I am looking forward to the challenges of 2022!

Aims for the year are to GO WIDE with some of my books, support other authors, raise more money for the foodbank and pick up and finish one of my on going projects. Which one, I have yet to decide.

Go wide!

We aim to begin to go wide with my books beginning with MURDER Now and Then, which will be available on KOBO, Barnes and Noble, Apple and Google Play for 1st February.

Then, gradually we’ll introduce other books ~ Riduna next.

Support other authors.

Eventispress is a writing Collective and we have gained two new authors in our family. It is such a privilege to work with them and support them through the maze of options. Their enthusiasm certainly rubs off and is like a positive energy snowball, increasing in momentum and brightness. More news about them both shortly, but Eventispress introduces Ian K Pulham here.

The Healing Paths of Fife

In order to continue to support Kirkcaldy Foodbank I need to update this little book. Cafes mentioned have closed down and others opened; some have changed hands making descriptions also untrue. I need to remove most of these, unless they are integral to the flow of the book, and write a forward saying that the walker will find it a delight to discover eateries for themselves.

I would like to write a short afterward to bring the walk up to the moment.

Finally I would like to encourage more cafes to sell the paperback in aid of the Foodbank. With over £700 raised for local charities I aim for £1000 by the end of 2022!

Three other personal projects ~ which to choose first?

Prequel to Riduna

My Mum and Dad’s prequel to Riduna written in tandem to my own still needs work to bring it to print but it would be a wonderful tribute to them both.

Sequel to MISSING Past and Present

The manuscript to this novel is over half way there and the plot still there ready for the moment when my brain says yes, It’s time!

Final book in my Riduna Series

I began this years ago. It is on my hard drive and a few people who enjoyed the first two books still ask me ‘when?’ I’m not sure if it is a project for 2022. We’ll see.

Watch this space. Which one would you choose?

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Indie Stars Bookshop

Hello folks

It’s very nearly Advent and I am happy to link hands with many of my author friends in a special bookshop for this festive season!

There are lots of festive treats

to buy,

to win

and to browse.

Why don’t you click on the link above and check it out?

YES, THERE ARE PRIZES AND GAMES TOO!

Do take a look. I’m working though reading works by the authors included in the ‘shop’ because, as you know’, I really like to promote books I’ve read and enjoyed.

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MISSING Past and Present by Diana Jackson #kindlecountdown on Amazon.com until 19th November!!

Are you short of money before Christmas but still want to lose yourself in a novel that’s “captivating and compelling”?

There’s a #Kindlecountdown deal for

MISSING Past and Present by Diana Jackson for

ONLY $99

on Amazon.com

until Friday19th November 2021

Reviews on Amazon:

*****

“A well-crafted and satisfying novel, dealing with some heavy topics such as abandonment, betrayal and mental health issues. The author threads together two stories, one in present day and one in the past, and flows from one to the other seamlessly. I loved the use of the dice (a chance find) to introduce her memories, rating the lows as ones and twos and the highs as fives and sixes. Diana writes so well, this feels more like a record of real events. Definite thumbs up and one of my rare 5 stars.”          Jules5691 

****

“The premise of Diana Jackson’s novel is that life is mostly as random as the results of rolling dice. The challenges that life throws at us can be positive sixes, or disastrous ones and twos. So she weaves the stories of her main characters, Dot, Jamal and Angelina, around a whole batch of social issues that could similarly hit any of us by a simple twist of fate: homelessness; mental health; abandonment; and betrayal. Some great descriptive writing, but it’s the redemptions in the novel that are striking, the bringing together of all those threads, from the past and from the present, from the characters’ various stories, making us see that, even despite life’s more disastrous dice throws, given the right support, another outcome might be possible, the missing may be found.”            David Ebsworth October 2020

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