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One NIght In BerlinI am currently working on the first of a series of books about a war correspondent.

‘One Night In Berlin’ introduces Jenny McLeod and explains a little of how and why she became a correspondent. This novella is not for sale, but free exclusively to anyone who signs up for my newsletter.

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A new book is on the way!

I am currently enjoying researching for a series of novels about the experiences of a war correspondent during the Second World War. As an introduction to some of the main characters I have written a novella. Set in Berlin on the night of 9th November 1938, Kristallnacht, ‘One Night In Berlin’ has recently been proofread by the excellent Maxine Linnell. I am now working on a cover for the book and hope to have it with you very soon.

Please check in here again over the next few weeks to find out how you can get your free copy of ‘One Night In Berlin’.

New Year – New Book

The end of 2015 has seen me lay down my pen on my current work – Rebekah. The novel is now complete and you can  read a sample here.

The next stage is the rather lengthy process of editing, finding a publisher, and bringing the book to you as soon as I can.

Next week I will begin writing the first of a series of novels set during the Second World War. The main character is a war correspondent who will bring a totally new perspective on the conflict for most readers. I look forward to sharing the progress of this project with you.

In the meantime, I wish you a very Happy New Year. May 2016 bring you all that you hope for. May it be a year of peace, love, happiness and achievement.

A family Christmas

I loved my life in India, but Christmas was very different to what I had experienced before.

First of all, the weather. Hot weather is lovely, but as someone who grew up in England I did miss the cold at Christmas, the frost and (if lucky) snow.

Secondly, I was working. Don’t get me wrong, I loved preparing Christmas celebrations for our guests and friends at Lakeside, but it didn’t always give me enough time to socailse.

Thirdly, and most importantly, I missed my family.

Now that we have moved back to England, this Christmas is going to be special. I am looking forward to spending special time with my parents and my children. And especially my grandson, as this will be the first Christmas we have spent with him.

I am looking forward to fun and laughter, giving and receiving gifts, carol services and contemplation.

I would also like to wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas, and hope that 2016 will bring you all that you wish for.

The Guardians – Dorinda’s new book to be published this month

 

The Guardians

 

Great news!

‘The Guardians’ will be published this month!

It will be available in ebook format on Kindle from 20th October 2015 – just in time for Halloween!

Print version will soon follow.

 

 

The Guardians is a very different genre from Heronfield’.

The Guardians

It is all too easy to lose focus on what is really important in life when surrounded by the pressures and demands of modern living.  It can take something extraordinary, something out of this world, to re-focus us on life’s priorities.

For archaeologist Rick Gibson the priority is to discover a ‘great find’ which will make him a household name, and he is prepared to sacrifice everything – his home, his wife, his son – to achieve this.  After years of disappointment Gibson’s luck changes with the discovery of an ancient manuscript detailing the hiding place of the Aztec treasure of Montezuma.  Gibson leads a dig to Mexico to uncover the famous treasure of Eldorado, but it is not as easy as he had assumed for the treasure is guarded.  ‘The Guardians’ come from the world of the dead to protect the treasure and, one by one, the members of Gibson’s party suffer the consequences.

The suspense builds from a gentle beginning in suburban England  to a terrifying climax with supernatural forces of good and evil battling for supremacy.  Woven skilfully into the narrative are the questions which all humans face, and the answers to which will bring life, or death, for Gibson.

If you can’t wait until 20th, then take a look at ‘The Prologue’