It is with so much excitement that I am sharing with you the opening of my new soon-to-be-published book, Alexander and Maria.
I have recently signed a publishing contract with The Conrad Press with a view to releasing the book on 30th November 2020.
It’s very soon! I’ve been working hard on edits and rewrites, some feedback from my beta readers and of course the feedback received from James Essinger of The Conrad Press.
I hope you enjoy what you read here and that my story will capture your intrigue enough to buy the book when it is released.
I have a check-up at the clinic in Inverness, a few minutes’ drive from home; a familiar burst of irritability fills my insides. The routine hasn’t changed in over twenty years, the nurses have come and gone, but the procedures, even the conversations, have remained the same, as have the outcomes and diagnosis. Maybe today will be different.
‘I’m just off now, Sandra sweetheart.’ She barely gives me a sideways glance; flicking from one TV channel to the other, puffing on her cigarette.
I open the front door, Caramel slinks past me; the morning’s icy blast lapping at my feet. She disappears, like a garden ghost, behind the emerald privet hedge, glistening with the morning frost, and emerging again, she dashes across the road. I envy her speed, her agility, her freedom to come and go. My envy is tinged green in the whites of my eyes and in the recesses of my mind, in my plodding steps…
With much love, Soulla xxx