What started with a badly parked car….

What started with a badly parked car turned into something amazing. Yesterday, my husband woke to find a car blocking our driveway so he had trouble going to work. It meant he had to drive over the grass and down our next door neighbour’s driveway. All day the car remained blocking our driveway as the road cleared of cars. By the end of the day, with no sign of the car being moved and after asking around I decided to post a message on to our village Facebook asking the owner of the car to remove it.

I was polite and didn’t post a photo or the number plate, just the colour and description of a distinct feature that the owner would know. I knew the owner must live in my road. A couple of people commented, but soon the owner answered. The garage had dropped the car off after fixing it, while she was at work and put the key through her door. She knew her car was parked in the street but not that it had been parked blocking someone’s driveway.

This morning she arrived at my door to apologise. I told her if I had known it was her car, I would have knocked at her door and not put it up on the village FB page. Her Facebook profile told me she worked in our village library, so I took the opportunity to ask her how I went about putting my books in the library.

Bianca explained that if I was willing to donate copies of my books, they would have to be sent to the Essex Library headquarters to make sure the books are suitable if self-published. I explained that none of my books were self-published. She continued that the books would still have to be assessed and given a barcode. Once the books are accepted she would then put a label in the books to say they are the property of Silver End Library. After Christmas Bianca is going to start the ball rolling.

You have no idea how exciting this news is to me. As a child libraries have always been a place of wonder and excitement for me. Never in a million years would I expect to see a book written by me in such a place, let alone three. 2020 has been an amazing year for my writing. I’m just sad that it has been such a terrible year for so many.

Bianca is going to put up a display once my books have been accepted and photographed them, so keep an eye out. Of course I shall being sharing the news with you. Look out 2021, things will be bigger and better.

All my books are available online from Amazon and other online stores too. Please click on these links below to find out more about them.

Stone Angels

Days Pass Like a Shadow:

The Funeral Birds:

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  1. That’s great, Paula. And if your library has an online ordering system you can check it to see if your books are being borrowed and read!


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