Lockdown Day 22: 13/04/20 Books
So, today’s book is the first for adults. I’ve been wanting to write for the full adult market for some time and this book came about as an idea a few years ago after a discussion with somebody else. I started writing this a couple of years ago and have finally finished it all apart from the last edit run, which is basically a verbal reading of it so I can hear how it flows. It gave me a lot of satisfaction and pleasure and it now completes a milestone for me. I wanted to write for four age groups and I’ve now achieved it.
So the book is called Did You See Me and the inspiration for the title came from a homeless person who told me that when people passed him sitting on the street they always averted their eyes and he said he always wanted to ask the question ‘did you see me.’
The story starts with a male character who’s lost just about everything you could possibly use and for a long period of time he’s been living on the street. After an act of kindness, he embarks on a journey north in search of something to do and a place that he might settle down and start again. What follows next is a fantastic adventure involving an eclectic group of people who pit their wits against one of the most successful smugglers of modern time.
For the first time Laura has used acrylic paints and a pallet knife for the cover illustration, normally she uses watercolours, and it has a real sinister look about it.
I’m not going to spoil this by telling you more but this one is fast action with a plot that twists and turns with alarming regularity. There’s one more to tell you about tomorrow and then we’ll return back to the Corvid 19 blogging.
Wherever you are stay safe.