COMING SOON - Deadly Assumption
A generational saga of suspected homicide, love and loss, rich in history spanning continents and WW2 into the 1980s.
About the Author:
The initial inspiration for writing my novels came from listening to the seniors I have supported over the years. Their true-life accounts, and those of their parents, formed the basis for my first two novels, Olive and Full Circle.
It is interesting to note how priorities change with the surrounding environment. War-time—a time of extreme suffering, pain and financial hardship for many, yet the never-ending spirit, compassion, comradery for fellow neighbours demonstrated throughout those times is all encompassing.
Today, we live in an increasingly sterile environment—a time of commercial and technological advancement with waste and excess to the extreme, seriously compromising the very environment within which we live and require for our survival. We are becoming desensitized and alienated from each other in our quest for more—perhaps a little less and a rekindling of the spirit and soul of our predecessors might not be a bad thing?
In fact, to covet the simple things in life, such as opening a new book…
Currently living in beautiful British Columbia, I spend part of the year in the Cascade mountain area of Northern Washington, USA, where I enjoy walking with my northern canine friend and howling to the moon with the coyotes around the campfire.
‘Full Circle’ is a story of the indomitable spirit of a youth. 12 years old and orphaned following WW2, he follows a clandestine lifestyle on the London streets while England rebuilds after the war.
His rescue of another teen from the streets and their liaison cause him to experience the pain and intensity of first love and parenthood subsequently separating them. Becoming a seafaring adventurer he spends many years travelling across England and Canada finally
returning to his homeland to re-claim his lost love and their daughter.
Olive is a story of human endurance spanning over four generations; from the end of the 19th century through to WW-II, during the almost-total destruction of Southampton, a port city in southern England.
Olive is the spine of this historical novel. Ostracised at birth by her family, Olive’s life is that of an opportunist and black marketeer. She uses her sex, guile and music skills to move up, but there is a price to be paid and the children bear the cost.
Olive demonstrates the impact one woman had on those whose lives she touched.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
What a fantastic story! You follow an orphaned boy throughout his life as he deals with hardship, survival, and love after World War 2. I’m an emotional person, but I will still warn you that this book is a tear jerker.
This is definitely one of those books that I will forever keep in my library, and take it out to read again and again over the years
An absolute fabulous read, the characters come to life and touch your heart so deeply, hoping for a sequel.