61qxfceatwl._ac_us218_I’m excited to report that ESCAPE TO SUNRISE COTTAGE is signed to W F Howes for the audio version, which has now been released.  I am waiting for news on my other Zara Thorne books, under consideration by Howes.  I’m also celebrating the publication of ESCAPE TO SUNRISE COTTAGE in paperback, large print format, by Ulverscroft.  This was released on 1st January, and should be in libraries before long.  Further Zara Thorne titles will be published in large print later in the year.sunrise large print


With four books now out in this series – CHRISTMAS AT SPINDLEWOOD, COMING HOME, A WELCOME AT CLOUD COTTAGE and CHRISTMAS AT THE GINGER CAT CAFE –  I’m taking a break from Charnley Acre.  I enjoyed writing about life in my fictitious Sussex village (which is very vaguely somewhere between Lewes and Seaford), and introducing new characters in each subsequent book.  I may write another at some time, but for now I’m concentrating on …


The novel I’m just beginning now is different in some respects from what I’ve written before, being more of a psychological drama, although it will have similar themes to those in NEVER COMING BACK, and will be published under my own name.

Wish me luck.  See you on the other side!

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Deirdre/Zara  x