Hello. I’m a new author and I’m hoping you’ll be coming on this novel journey with me.
I set out on my writing journey months ago -in fact it was on a real physical journey that this all began.
I was in a little museum in Perpignan on the edge of the Pyrenees in January, looking at a painting I had wanted to see for two years. The picture was a self portrait by the artist Hyacinthe Rigaud, the Catalan painter whose portrait of Louis XlV hangs in the Louvre in Paris.
And it was even better than I thought it would be. I came away from the gallery astounded. Once I got home, I began toying with an idea. I read a copy of an exhibition catalogue I bought in the museum shop that day. It was the last one they had, but it was in French; I just couldn’t bring myself to leave it behind. It took me a good while to read and once I’d finished, I had to read the artist’s biography. Every now and then after that, I came across references to Rigaud’s work; there is a website dedicated to him, he was mentioned on an Arts programme I watched on television. Intriguing details began to emerge of his life and career. I was inspired.
It’s been a busy year(ish) since starting this blog, and I think I can safely say that things are getting better. Spring is coming and the future certainly looks a lot brighter than it did a few months ago. There are bulbs coming up all over the garden, gloriously bright yellows and blues. And indoors,Continue reading “Pressing On”
By Immortal Honor Bound by Danielle Ancona Today’s blog features the fabulous novel ‘By Immortal Honor Bound’ from the pen of Danielle Ancona. Excerpt from Chapter 5, 332 BCE ~ The Lyceum, Athens, Greece The tone of Aristotle’s voice signaled Malachi the great philosopher was drawing his public session to a close. Aristotle concluded theContinue reading “Guest Blog”
I’m delighted to announce that my new novella is now published. Here’s a taster of the life of Thomas Marchant and a link for downloading. https://books2read.com/u/4EPGKM Chapter 1. Like Theseus and Ariadne The drawing room of Strand House was crowded with wedding guests enjoying a lively rigadoon. Augusta Marchant smiled coyly at her groom, andContinue reading “Thomas Marchant a novella”