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‘Sad, Lonely & A Long Way From Home’ (Non-Fiction)

If you would like to read my story ‘Sad, Lonely & A Long Way From Home’ (Non-Fiction) Click the link below, available through  Amazon.co.uk – Amazon.com & Barnes & Nobel.

Get your copy now before the sequel ‘Secret’s & Lies’ (Non-Fiction) Due for release Oct/Nov 2016

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Coming in 2017 – ‘The Empty Swing’ (Fiction)

1972, London, England. Elizabeth McDaid aged 18 was working for the Times newspaper.

Elizabeth, came from humble beginnings, living in Simi Valley USA, her father a farmer’s son originally from Donegal, Ireland and her mother a seamstress, left the US for London in 1964 when Elizabeth was just 10 years old.

Elizabeth was a quiet girl; she felt that she didn’t belong in London, even throughout her school years she was rather reserved, her mother and father were very private people and very protective of her.

‘Of course, she had friends’ but her parents didn’t allow her to mingle out-with school; she studied hard to get where she is today, she enjoyed her job but it wasn’t enough.
She always felt there was bigger and better things that she could be doing, and a yearning to travel.

Elizabeth had had, this empty feeling and a recurring dream or ‘what she thought was a dream’ of her sitting on a swing and someone else on a swing next to her, although she knew that there was someone on the other swing she never did see a face.

She missed her home back in Simi Valley so one day at dinner she said to her parents that she wanted to go back home to Simi for a holiday and visit relatives, there was a look of shock on her parents faces and they immediately said no.

They told her that there were no relatives left in Simi, which she found rather strange because she knew that her mother had been receiving letters from back home on a regular basis, however she dropped the subject when she realised that it seemed to upset them the thought of her going back there.

Then four years later, she decided again to tell her parents that she was going back, an opportunity arose in work that would take her to Calabasas to cover a story in relation to the ‘The Pumpkin Festival’ She figured as she would be in the area she may as well go back and relive some childhood memories.

‘Once back in Simi she realised exactly why her parents didn’t want her to return, and god knows they tried so hard for her to decline the offer that her employers were so keen for her to take’

Once there she began to unravel the truth behind why they left Simi. Did she stay or did she leave? And how did her parent’s explain the unusual yet bazaar set of circumstances that led to them leave the valley? And who was it on the other swing?

Also coming in 2017 – ‘Tear’s On my Pillow’ (Poetry)

My first poem in the book is one I had written back in 2014 dedicated to my Father whom I sadly never got the chance to meet. As a child I knew I could recite poem’s but done nothing with it for fear that nobody would take me seriously.

However after writing the poem for my Father, I decided I would start to write more poetry and I have to say I do enjoy it. I have now written quite a few and thought I should go ahead and have them published.

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