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Who is Zara Thorne?

Well, she’s me.  Or she will be.  Or I will be her.  Okay, I’ll stop being cryptic now!

Having had four novels published by Crooked Cat, one of which – Moonshine – came out in April this year, I’m taking a break from full-length novels in order to write some shorter ones, around 50 – 55,000 words. These books will be published under my new writing name, Zara Thorne, by Fabrian Books.  I’m delighted to be joining Fabrian, which is owned and run by my lovely writing friend, and fellow Write Romantic, Jo Bartlett.

The first of these books is called Escape to Sunrise Cottage, was published on 17th July 2017.  The second, Christmas at Spindlewood, will be published around October/November time.

I decided to set both these books in Sussex, my home county – well, it makes a nice change from Cornwall!  Among other things, I can promises villages, cottages, and romance, though there is plenty else going on in the plot.  My fictional villages in these two books are called Fold and Charnley Acre, while I refer to real Sussex towns and villages too.

I hope you will join me on my Fabrian adventure.  I’m excited about it!

Meanwhile I’m still enjoying working with my lovely editors at Crooked Cat to bring my four novels with them to my readers, and gathering some great reviews as I go. I’m also still writing short stories for The People’s Friend, and that’s a lot of fun too.

Do get in touch if you’d like to, via this site, or find me on Facebook and Twitter.

Deirdre x