OMG! First Prize for historical fiction at Royal Palm Awards

I won first prize for historical fiction at the Royal Palm Awards in October. My novel, Ripple Effect – because of the war is unpublished at the moment.
Amazed me!

The historical fiction novel is a saga of a family that suffers, over many years, from the ripple effect of war on their everyday lives.

Summary of Ripple Effect
WW2 touched and damaged many lives in England. Veronica adopted baby Susie because her mother was presumed killed in the Blitz. Richard, Veronica’s handsome RAF husband, developed shellshock (now known as PTSD) and became an alcoholic. Susie grew up influenced emotionally and physically by Richard’s behavior. Veronica held the secret of Susie’s origins and secret adoption, which when revealed, almost destroyed the family.

This is historical fiction set in the long shadow of WW2. It is also a women’s fiction genre. Women with families impacted by PTSD, alcoholism and drug addiction will find it resonates with them, now. I write that there is hope for recovery for everyone in the family. This is my experience as a psychologist. Healing is possible.

Thanks go to my critique group and my editor, Marsha Butler. They helped me every step of the way. I couldn’t have achieved this without unbiased critiques. Every writer needs this feedback. The Florida Writers Association is a great support for all writers.

In the meantime, I am writing a sequel.

So maybe an agent and publisher will be interested?

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Writers’ League Of The Villages, Book and Author Expo

The Writers’ League Of The Villages – WLOV – is hosting the Central Florida Book and Author Expo.

Are you and avid reader? Want your children or grandchildren to love reading? Come to The Book and Author Expo.  Over 40 authors will showcase their books for purchase. Many different genres are available: books for children, fiction, romance, mystery, thriller, business, sports, historical fiction, non-fiction.

Meet the many talented authors in Central Florida, get to know them and get a book signed.

Tell everyone about this exciting, fun event. Something for everyone, young or old.  Prizes too!

Save The Date: January 28, 2017, 9.00am to 3.00pm
Place: The Eisenhower Recreation Center, The Villages, Florida.

Are you a writer?  Explore what The Writers’ League of The Villages has to offer writers. It is the ‘umbrella’ organization that supports and encourages writers who live in The Villages. Whether you are a newbie writer or established, this organization is for everyone. WLOV

Have you ever visited the amazing Eisenhower Rec Center? Its is worth a trip if you have never been.  It is a museum with memorabilia from the military donated by veterans. Very moving.

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