It’s the season to be jolly, and December is always special in my family, as I’m sure it is in many of yours.
Whilst I’m enjoying this feeling of goodwill, I decided to discount all my stand-alone eBook novels and the first eBook in all my series novels.
Now only 99p or 99c for the whole of December!
Grab yourselves a bargain.
Think of it as a special seasonal gift from me to all my lovely readers.
The offer will run for the whole of December! If you’ve read all my war romances, why not try a different genre? I have Rom-com, Sci-fi, a true-life memoir, a paranormal and a couple of children’s novels for you to sample. Take advantage and order yours now, you’ll find them all here:-
USA Amazon Author page for Pearl A Gardner
UK Amazon Author page for Pearl A Gardner
Seasons greetings to you all.
The trouble with writing so many books is that I sometimes feel I might be in danger of running out of characters to populate my future stories. I’ve been struggling for weeks to come up with the right kind of girl to be in my next book. She has to be feisty from the start, to work in the plot I have in mind, but she needed a soft side too. Would she be tall and willowy, short and plump, dark or fair? I knew she had to be exceptionally pretty, but I didn’t want a picture perfect girl with no spirit. I scrolled through images on the internet, looking for the perfect girl but I simply couldn’t find the elusive quality I needed.
I can’t begin to write the story without knowing my main character inside and out, and although I knew her nature, I couldn’t picture her, so I began to draw some sketches. Reverting to my art training of many years ago, I drew many variations of eyes, noses, and mouths, in different shapes and posed the features in various ways until I found her. Hazel Harris came to life under my pencil and I fleshed her out in colour yesterday. Now the first chapter of her narrative is in the bag. (Or rather, on the page.)
I know I’ve been quiet for the last month and haven’t blogged or messaged on social media because I was so preoccupied with my search, but now I’m going to go silent once again while I concentrate on writing the book.
As soon as I have a taster ready to post on my website, I’ll let you all know. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll find something to interest you among my previous works. Please browse my website to find tasters of all my books. Perhaps there’s something there you haven’t read yet?
What is your opinion / experience of audio books?
Do you listen to them? If so, where and when?
What do you like most about them?
Is there anything you find irritating about them?
I just got home from a long vacation but I don’t feel rested. Disney’s Magic Kingdom is not designed for relaxation.
Spending time with three of my grandchildren in Florida has been very rewarding but now I’m ready to start work, if only to earn enough money to get away again. (Next time I’ll make sure I go to a sandy beach with a gripping novel!)
I know lots of people love to read whilst on holiday. Personally, it’s the only time I have to indulge in a good book as most of my working days are filled with trying to write some!
With this in mind, I decided to lower the price of two of my books for the last two weeks of August. If you’ve not read these yet, please take advantage of the £0.99p or $0.99c promotional eBook price for Evelyn’s Fight, and Belle. Both are available in all Amazon stores.
Link to Evelyn’s Fight
Link to Belle
How time flies when you’re having fun! A whole month of my life has vanished in a blur. My Australian family are safely back home after what seemed like a whirlwind visit, though they were here for four whole weeks.
We visited castles and stately homes, historical cities and nature’s natural wonders, but the place that will live on in the memories of all my grandchildren is Sherwood Forest, where they all did the treetop adventure, ‘Go Ape’. They skipped along the terrifyingly high walkways, clinging precariously to flimsy wooden structures, while we older ones watched in awe from the ground with cricked necks.
We tried to put a little culture in the mix by dragging them around the places of historical interest, but children just love having fun. Consequently the local trampoline park, crazy dino golf and playing with their English cousins were voted as the best days. However, they managed to find fun even in the most cultural spots we took them to. Harry Potter broomstick riding lessons at Alnwick Castle and fishing in the river at Bolton Abbey were big highlights for them.
All good things come to an end, and it was painful to say goodbye. Having all my family together was very special, and I will treasure the happy memories we made until the next time, whenever that might be.
Now I’m back at my computer, sketching the outline for the next novel and working on the marketing for my latest release. With that in mind, here’s a reminder that there are only five more days left to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for Hannah’s Conflict. Good luck if you decide to enter.
I’m taking a short break from writing because I have family arriving very soon from Australia.
This is the family I wrote about in one of my earlier books. ‘It’s Penguin Shooting Day’ tells the story of when my son-in-law had a horrific car accident. I flew to Australia on the first available flight to help look after my baby granddaughter so my daughter could be by her husband’s side during his long journey to recovery.
Those heartbreaking times are ten years behind us now, but I’m sure you’ll understand why I want to spend quality time with these very special people.
Please forgive me if I don’t write for a while. I’ll be enjoying lots of cuddles and playtime with my precious family.
If you’d like to read their story, you can find it here:-
Link to Amazon USA
Link to Amazon UK
The Christmas holiday season is now a distant memory and thoughts are turning to the year ahead. The summer of 2017 could be pretty amazing if all my wishes come to fruition. I’m hoping to travel to the USA in August with my family here in UK, and with a lot of luck, my Australian family might be visiting us in June.
I know I’m fortunate and I have much to look forward to, but I work hard to afford the things I want in life, and sometimes work a little harder to accomplish bigger dreams.
I’m back at my keyboard working away on my next book, and even though I spent the last two weeks coughing and sneezing, I’m already half way through the first draft and I’m quite excited about where this one is taking me.
Right now, I’m working on another Second World War novel. This one is a little darker and a more intense read. I’m attempting to show the war years from a different perspective and my girl, ‘Jane,’ has a lot to tell us about her life.
My heroine faces some complicated and dangerous challenges as she finds her way through a tangle of difficulties. Read the beginning of her story here for a taste of what’s to come. Please let me know what you think to the opening.
I’m hoping to have this ready for publication by the end of March of this year.