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
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Of Words and Water - 2014
by Jay Howard, Angelica Pangan, Annie Harmon, Barry Gray, Charlton Daines, Elizabeth Los, Gloria Ng, Jaq D. Hawkins, Jason Parent, K.A. Krisko, Kerry Dwyer, Lara Biyuts, Mark Bell, Neel Kay, Rohit Arora, Ryan Stone, Sylvie Nickels, George Gould, Raissa Falgui, & Steve Donoso
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A new collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction from the talented members of the international Words and Water Group. This very high quality work, with topics ranging from a single drop of water to planetary annexation, is donated freely for you to enjoy.
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Another Kind of Loving
by Sylvie Nickels
(5.00 from 1 review)
The far-reaching effects of civil war on a child from divided Sarajevo and the foster parents who bring her to England's Oxfordshire.
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