Welcome to my author website. It feels good to be able to call myself an author, something I have wanted to be since the age of ten when I was awarded second prize in a story-writing competition in my home town of Nottingham. My journey to publication took a while, forty-seven years to be precise, but I have now written the Liberty Sands trilogy, comprising of three full length novels filled with emotion, love, heartbreak and a little humour, a short story entitled Time for a Short Story, a 20,000 word novella called Christmas at Carol’s, and my most recent novel, Alice in Theatreland, set in the West End of London in 1976, which is more of a thriller with a hint of romance. If you would like a taste of my writing style you can download a free short story HERE- Read More about Julia Roberts Author
Inspiration and research behind my books…
During my former life as a professional dancer, I was fortunate to travel to some wonderful places for work so I never really bothered going on holiday to exotic places as my budget couldn’t match the sort of places I had worked in, Hong Kong and the Caribbean to name just two. We had some wonderful family holidays when our children were young but it wasn’t until they had left home that Chris and I started to holiday as a couple. Our first holiday was in Barbados, to celebrate thirty years of living together, and I was able to draw on some of our experiences for the second book in the Liberty Sands trilogy. The initial idea for the trilogy was sparked when we had our second holiday as a couple, visiting the stunningly beautiful island of Mauritius.
What I’m working on…
My problem is not a lack of ideas, I have several notebooks stuffed with them, no, my problem is deciding what to write next. A lot of people grew to love the characters in my Liberty Sands trilogy and asked if I would be writing any more books about them. For the moment the answer is no but there may well be a prequel at some point focusing on Rosemary’s dancing days before she met Robert.
I’ve had a similar response to Alice in Theatreland, which is very gratifying I must say, and there will be a sequel, set in the fitness boom of the 1980’s, but it is not my current ‘work in progress’.
After finishing Christmas at Carol’s in November 2017, I had a short writing break but I’ve now started my next full length novel, set partly in Walthamstow and partly in Antigua, which I hope will be published around May/June of this year.
I missed the Halloween/Bonfire Night period time slot for another book I’m writing (working title ‘Pumpkin’) but it hasn’t been abandoned, merely put to one side for the time being. I’m also planning another Christmas novella, a sequel to Christmas at Carol’s, for late November/December.