Well, I never expected that!

Yesterday, I received an amazing email, one I hadn’t expected. When I set off on my writing journey there was a few far-fetch dreams I had. Of course, I kept them to myself. Never imaging they were possible. I’ve always thought others would think them rather silly, but still we can all but dream our dreams. Life would be boring without them.

Creating characters is rather like giving birth without all the nappy changing and dealing with childhood illnesses. I wouldn’t say without sleepless nights too, as I’ve had plenty of them worrying about how my books would sell. Books are like your children, you never stop worrying about them.

Will others love them as much as you do?

When you create your characters they grow on you. You fall in love with them no matter whether they are good or bad. They become a big part of your life as they develop. You know them better than anyone else in your life and what really makes them tick.

When I created Granny Wenlock she was just a voice in my head. No, not in my head, but the head of the narrator of The Funeral Birds. Dave Cavendish’s ancestor Granny Wenlock knows people far better than Dave. The fact she’s dead and died 420 years ago doesn’t bother her. She has a deep insight to people and the human nature. The one thing that never changes whoever we are is our basic instinct in the way we think and feel.

The Funeral Birds is published by Demain Publishing and they have now set up a shop where they are going to be selling an array of goods with their book covers printed on them. This now included my book cover which is amazing to me.

I was taken back to be invited by the publisher to add my book to their list. To see it on a cup, pillow or phone cover is amazing and beyond anything I could’ve imagined when I originally wrote the story to send into the BBC short story competition many years ago.

So if you would like to see what is on offer in the Demain Publishing Shop, please check out this link. Of course my book cover, The Funeral Birds is featured among them now. 😃

The book is available, and has plenty of reviews if you would like to check them out. There’s a great one on this link.

Or Go to Amazon where you can buy the ebook or paperback on this Link

The Funeral Birds: a Short Sharp Read.

P.S Granny is returning for further adventures soon.

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