By the time you read this, the new Amy Hammond will have been published. It's called 'No retreat, no surrender' and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed the pure escapism of visiting some of my favourite places while I wrote it.
I’ve been amazed and humbled by the lovely comments and reviews and the pre-orders and I’m finally starting to feel like a proper writer, because I now have lovely, lovely readers from all round the world. I’ve always wanted to write professionally, and once made a living from writing short stories for magazines but writing books was always where my heart was so, just in case you haven’t guessed, I really am grateful to everyone who reads my books and wants more.
Next week I’m starting a new Esther and the Professor book set in Poole’s darkest time of the war in 1941. There’s tragedy, risk, jeopardy, and a new twist for my favourite spy, Kit Carmichael. And if you’re in a mood for World War Two, then the last Lavender House book is out in a couple of weeks and that tells the ghost’s story and is set then… But you'll have to read it to find out why I've called it Love, Always...
So, on to this week’s special offers…
In America, you have these 99c deals
The Ghost of Christmas Past and The Past is Always with us - Two Amy Hammonds, all ready to prepare you for the new book
Daymare, Guardian Angel, Warriors Way, Cynic’s Way - Some of these start on the 8th and 9th. Please don’t ask why because I don’t understand the Kindle system! They’re all Eleanor Neville Shadows books and I think you’ll enjoy them if you enjoy Amy Hammond.
And in the UK, these are the 99p offers, starting between the sixth and the ninth.
A real Amy Hammond binge with;
Wasted on the Young
Up the Garden Path
A Stitch in Time A prayer for peace
To Have and to Hold
Ghosts of Christmas Past
The past is always with us
And the Shadows books are under my Eleanor Neville pen name…
So, on to today’s picture. It’s a lovely little beach that's less than half an hour’s walk from home, with rocks to sit on and dream, seashells and sea glass to collect and birds, fishies and crabs to enjoy. I took this picture on an August day when the car parks over at Sandbanks and Studland were full by ten o’clock, and, as you can see, I had it all to myself! In the distance you can see Sandbanks and the dark mass is Brownsea Island