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After a working lifetime as a travel writer, in advancing years I have returned to my first love, fiction. For the most part it has been in the form of short stories until in 2005 I self-published the first book in a trilogy on what war does to people, especially the children and grandchildren of participants. The first, 'Another Kind of Loving' is largely about the break-up of former Yugoslavia which I know well. The second, 'Beyond the Broken Gate' picks up the thread post 9/11 and has echoes of both the first and second World Wars. The third, 'Long Shadows' ties up all the loose ends of relationships formed in the first two.
Since then I have produced an anthology of short stories 'Village 21'; a YA novel 'Courage to Change' with alcohol addiction as the theme; another novel on the effects of war, 'The Other Side of Silence'. My next anthology, 'It'll be Better Tomorrow' celebrates advancing years and the next novel will also have a senor citizen as its hero involving such aspects of modern life as identity theft and illegal trafficking - title yet to be decided.
In 2013 I lost my husband, very best pal, and partner in many adventures, George Spenceley. He had a great life which I am putting in a blog at www.georgespenceley4.wordpress.com