Did you know that House of Grace is four today? If someone had told me ten years ago that I’d write a family saga trilogy, I think I’d have laughed. I hadn’t even considered writing a novel – to be honest I struggled to write a short story. Poetry was always where my heart was. That was until I started my BA with the Open University. It was during the final dissertation that I wrote House of Grace as a screenplay and realised – hey I could write this as a novel. I started it while my mum was still alive and I used to get her to read the chapters as I wrote them. As it became obvious her days were numbered I frantically tried to reach the end but didn’t quite get there. After losing Mum I couldn’t face returning to my story but my loyal friend Maureen Cullen, who knows the Gilmores and Granvilles almost as much as I do, gave me the courage and confidence to continue. This resulted in re-writing the final chapters as they’d been hurriedly written.
After finishing House of Grace this sat on my PC while I continued with my creative writing studies when I enrolled on the first MA Creative Writing with the University of Brighton. I missed my characters and so when I started the Prose Fiction module I chose to begin The Coal Miner’s Son which, can you believe, is one today?
Graduating with my MA in 2019 meant I was free to work on the next novel and The Granville Legacy was born. I had hoped for this final book in the trilogy to be published today but things were slowed down due to the pandemic – however, readers won’t have long to wait to find out what happens in this last chapter of the trilogy as it will be released in kindle format on the 17th March 2021 and paperback 25th March 2021.
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To celebrate the birthdays of House of Grace and The Coal Miner’s Son – from tomorrow – 10th March 2021 – the price on kindle will slash to 99p/99c for one week only. Returning to normal prices on launch date for The Granville Legacy.
Over the next week before release I shall introduce you to some new characters in The Granville Legacy. Today I’d like to introduce you to Jessica – George’s red Ferrari – Ginny – Jack’s red setter – Murphy – George’s stallion.
More from me before publication date but don’t forget House of Grace and The Coal Miner’s Son are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and from tomorrow 10th March 2021 you can download on Kindle for 99p/99c – ONE WEEK ONLY
And you can preorder The Granville Legacy NOW