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DEFINING MOMENT 10 – BONDING Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

If at any stage Arthur thought that a much younger wife would look after him, he was wrong, as Elizabeth employed a live-in carer before they left the registry office.  Elizabeth had no scruples when it came to getting what she wanted and she reeled in Arthur for exactly the same reason she had trapped Fergus, his bank balance; another loveless marriage to satisfy her financial craving.

DEFINING MOMENT 8 – LEARNING THE HARD WAY Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

Gloucestershire - 1964 One hot summer’s day, the windows of Lisa’s nursery, which also doubled up as a classroom, were flung wide open and the smell of the dusty heat flooded through the window, along with a whiff of karma.  

DEFINING MOMENT 7 – NEW LIFE Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

Lonely, bittersweet women's fiction novel seeks sympathetic agent with GSOH to share the roller-coaster ride towards getting published. October 1959 -  The birth of our main protagonist, Lisa Grant.

DEFINING MOMENT 4 – FOR RICHER, NOT POORER Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

In this bite-size piece of my first novel, Defining Moments, Elizabeth gets closer to finding herself a lawful wedded bank account. London’s bush telegraph had been rife about the demise of Fergus’s father and his untimely death on the hunting field.  A higher frequency buzz was also being circulated at certain social gatherings reporting that despite the Grant's of Silkwoods not being listed in either Burkes or Debrett’s, Fergus was one of the most eligible bachelors around.

DEFINING MOMENT 3 – FERGUS Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

Fellow members of the equally ecstatic audience leaving the theatre behind him applauded when his feet touched the ground.  He laughed, turned for a few seconds, bowed to the assembled crowd then bounded off in the direction of Shaftesbury Avenue singing, ‘Just you wait, ‘enry ‘iggins, just you wait!’

DEFINING MOMENT 2 – ELIZABETH Bite-sized Extract #read #fiction #enjoy #like

She bent her head, to place her smooth cheek against the dry, wrinkled jowls of her Great-Aunt Sarah. The first and last time they made physical contact.  Elizabeth snatched her head away; she hated the woman with a vengeance.  The feeling was mutual.

Pruning the Work in Progress

I am currently holed up in my woman cave editing the final chapters of my current WIP, Defining Moments.  Honing, polishing and pruning.  At least that is what I am supposed to be doing and not playing around with the video synopsis.

A Life Laid Bare

Forty-years worth of the life and times of the emotionally fragile Lisa Grant, ex-columnist for Metropolitan magazine with a quest to dig herself out of her self-dug rut... encapsulated in 88,000 words.

Novel Organisation… The Second Time Around

I intend to be more organised than I was the first time around.  This time I will plan my new novel before I write a single word.

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