About my blogs

Hello, welcome to my blog site.
I use these pages to not only promote my book series:
Crystal Waters, but so you can get a taste of what
really goes on behind the scence, so-to-speak.
My thoughts, idea's and feelings are poured lovely into, what I call, my diary for all to see.
I'm sure there will be many happy moments, emotional traumas and doubts, but it will all enhance my
intention; to capture an honest and heartfelt progression-log of my life, as a writer.
Hope you enjoy :) Any comments are most welcome.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Where does the time go?

Is it April already? Where did three and a half months go? It's quite scary really.
And so, you may well be asking what the devil have I been up to? Well, in all honesty I've been quite busy, with not only planning my next book, which I'm sad to say has only progressed with one chapter written, but I've opened up my own Ety and Folksy jewellery shop online.
'What!' I hear you cry. 'But you're an author! What has that got to do with writing?'
I'll tell you now, my friends, it has everything to do with my books.
My new business: Crystal Waters Magic are book inspired crafts, you see. Each and every bottle charm that I make are created with my books in mind.

Here, let me show you:

For example, one of my first bottle charms I made was a frog spawn charm. This is, of course , if you have read book one in the series inspired by the storyline where Emma and Grace find frog spawn at the back of Fowesby Hall in a little pond.
My charms come, when purchased, in a little bag with information about my book series and a beautiful scroll, made by a talented crafter: https://www.facebook.com/JuliesCardCupboard/?fref=ts which gives you a little info about the bottle contents and where it relates to in the book.
The Frog Spawn Charms: The frog spawn and their evolving concept (frog spawn, tadpoles to frogs) was the first initial thought when crafting the series and how things are created (the monsters in book one evolve from the DNA in Gran's hairbrush).
Julie has made scrolls for the next lot of bottle charms too, which of course has to be Crystals, a bit of a give away in the book series title.
As my readers know, each country they travel to, to ancient times, has its very own Crystal.
In book one: Crystal Waters It Began in Europe, the children travel to ancient Crete. The Crystal for Crete is a Selenite Crystal. Book two, they go to ancient Canada (North American Continent) and the Crystal for this country is an Amethyst. Book three, the Angelite Crystal represents ancient Antarctica and book four, a Rose Quartz, they go to Egypt in the Continent of Africa.

My books and my charms are now available to buy at my Etsy and Folksy online shops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrystalWatersMagic 
So, back to my books, where am I now in the series? Well, book five is well under way, and although only one chapter is written, I have the whole book planned out thoroughly enough that when I do come to write it I know exactly where I'm headed. My aim is to get book five: Crystal Waters To Australia and Beyond, out before Christmas this year.

Anyway folks, it's time to get back to the grind stone. My book won't write itself will it?
See you all soon :)