Asked to write a short article for a local magazine, like Topsy it grew and grew until I realised that I had written 100,000 words. I had no idea what to do with them---then my son had the idea of sending the finished work off to a small local independent publisher. The rest is history (well, in our family, anyway!). Finding 'Lillians Story----One Woman's Journey through the 20th Century' published has been incredibly exciting.
Dora Bryan fell in love with the book and attended both my book signings as well as writing the foreword. My stature amonst the younger members of the family when through the roof when Tom Baker wrote to me telling me that he loved the nove.l !'Lillian's Story' came out in Large Print Prunella Scales told me she was interested in reading it for audio book---what a compliment from such a great lady. Sadly my publishers were not interstd in pursuing this option.
I have since finished two more novels---'The Sweetest Empire' -dedicated to 'Generationsof women who refused to know their place. Spanning from 1868-1966 it describes the efforts and experiences of a few women to acheive the emancipation of all.' Very close to my heart, it was published in digital format in 2012. I was very chuffed to find it being recommended on several womens sites. I then uploaded 'Painting by Numbers', a very different story. It led me down many physchological highways and byways.
All three of these novels are available on Amazon Kindle at £2.56 each.. and I think my fourth novel is nearing completion.