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Just a peek…

I’m furiously editing and primping the paperback copy of A Tale of Knots (snook version available here)and I’m so excited.  Carol-Marie, my illustrator, has decided to add colour into the mix and the pics are looking great!

The feel of the book is going to have a quaint, rustic quality and I hope the story is strong enough to carry this style.  Of course, I’m biased about it as I love the story’s ability to touch on ageless social issues.  Though it’s a children’s story, Hairington represents the various ‘domes’ we call home.  Knotsvillians represent the fundamental beliefs our society suffers from – the assumption that every race/culture/creed knows better than the other.  Instead of accepting the differences of the Hairs and their culture of free living and disorder, the Knotsvillians feel the need to rule the Hairs.  

LeBrush stands for Hope.  The hope that we can thresh through the differences we all hold sacred and respect each other’s choices of lifestyle without persecution.  The perspective might not suit all readers, but hopefully the message comes across. The rights to freedom of choice should be given to everyone.

Now, I wonder if I should show you another sneaky peek at the illustrations?  If you missed my first exclusive, check out this excerpt on A Tale of Knots from my Book Tuesday post. 

If I get enough likes, I shall post a pic or two later today.  

Show me the love people!! 

Okay that does not sound appropriate!  If you would like a sneaky peek, click like!

Happy #Wensfriesday!

It’s going to be an arty #Wensfriesday today folks. I’m meeting up with a friend who has taken up the yoke to join me in creating the world of LeBrush for my story, A Tale of Knots. I’m pretty excited to see her sketches and get a chance to talk to a creative person who has her own collection of stories waiting to be released to the world.

Apart from my weekly coffee dates with you lovely folks, I don’t have access to many writers in the physical sense and it can be pretty lonely at times when all I want to do is go crazy and dream up different worlds with someone else. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with you here, but I do crave flesh and blood and an immediate reaction that I can see and not imagine when I discuss different topics. Well, I hold out on the hope that I will get to meet some of you in person one day and share that cup of coffee with you and a lovely long chat…and some cake!

Speaking of cake and all things sweet, I have to make a Blackforest Trifle for a special couple who are renewing their vows this weekend. There will be around sixty guests attending and I have to make sure there will be a big enough trifle to go around! Not a problem…I might make two!

Now numbers remind me that this is a very special #Wensfriesday for another reason – it is my Godson’s sixth birthday today and I will get to see him later for afternoon tea. He is a fantastic footballer and absolutely loves the game. I guess that is soccer to some of you. ☺️

Of course, we can’t discuss our midweek break without mentioning the sweetie of the day. Last week was hazelnut chocolate and Kinder surprises. This week might be something to share, like a slab of Dairy Milk chocolate. I don’t think the children will mind if I steal a square before they come home from school!

Have a lovely midweek break everyone and don’t forget to tell me what you’re having as your special #Wensfriesday treat. xxx