Linda Dunscombe is a multi- award winning writer who co-wrote the memoir, Madam, with Becky Adams. She lives in Milton Keynes and is an author and tutor with an MA(Distinction) in TV Scriptwriting from DeMontfort University, Leicester.
Madam won the Brit Awards Non Fiction Book of the year 2012
Linda’s latest offering is Jasmine Close
Follow the lives – Experience the drama!
A modern day soap, brought to you in a modern day way.
Available on Kindle, other tablets and smart phones.
Jasmine Close is a new soap opera, available to you in a new and unique way. There are twenty-five episodes. Each episode takes around 25 minutes to read and follows the lives and dramas of the residents moving into the newly built properties of Jasmine Close.
At the same time Linda is offering Episodes 6-10
by Linda Dunscombe
Jasmine Close is a soap opera to enjoy on your Kindle or eReader. Follow the lives and dramas of the residents of a brand new housing estate in episodes that take around twenty-five minutes to read. Perfect for your lunch break, short commute, or just to curl up with on the sofa or read in bed.
Victoria works in the show-home and she likes to know what’s going on. She’s nosy, bossy, and caring, with a husband who keeps going AWOL and a teenage daughter she’s struggling to connect with.
Jenny is suffering from post-traumatic stress and the move to the new house in the new city will, according to her husband, Miles, make everything better.
Barry is the building site Foreman who is working to a schedule that keeps being interrupted by the half-naked ladies in apartment two who keep diverting his men away from their work.
Steve severed his spine in a car accident and, fresh from the Spinal Injuries rehab unit, he’s trying to find his place in a world that is now much scarier in a wheelchair than it was when he could walk.
Sonia has a perfect family and a secret life while Belle just wants to keep her children safe and Natasha and Ed are adjusting to life with a new baby who cries all the time.
The American, Brett Anderson, is on a brief visit to see his sister, but he might have found a reason to make him stick around for a while longer.
Share the lives – Experience the drama
Jasmine Close Series One, Episodes 1-5 and Episodes 6 – 10 are available now – Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter for updates, gossip and reminders of future Episodes.
The Book of Revenge is Linda’s new Kindle Crime Novellahttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DRJ2V76
‘I HAD NEVER KILLED ANYONE BEFORE’
Matt fights crime, but his real enemy is himself.
His marriage is in tatters, his best friend is a bottle of whisky and a killer is in his town.
Murders are making the headlines. Is it drugs, or a serial killer? Or is it something worse? Much worse. Matt knows the victims; he knows what links them all together.
Matt is forced to face the past head on. Does it always have to be accounted for? He is beginning to believe that it does and, if he doesn’t find the killer soon, then the killer will be finding him.
Linda also helped her brother, Peter Swann, write The Lost Engine, Renovation of a 1933 Fire Engine, which tells the story of how Peter found what he thought to be a rusty old lorry and restored it to its original state as a beautiful 1933 Fire Engine.
What inspires you to write?
I have to write – My head is so full of characters and scenes I’m sureIt would explode if I didn’t commit my thoughts to paper, or laptop.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write a very fast outline draft and progressively return to flesh out the details.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are friends that live in my brain. I visualise everything as I write.
What advice would you give other writers?
You must first believe in yourself and what it is you are writing.
First draft motto – Don’t get it right – Get it written.
What I mean by this is, don ‘t worry if you don’t get it right straight away. It’s more important that you keep on writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have struggled for years following the normal publisher route, but have become increasingly aware that getting published by conventional means is becoming more about your celebrity status and less about your writing ability..
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the signs are that ebooks are the future for those of us who lack celebrity status, but can still produce a page turner.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
crime, thriller, mystery, drama
What formats are your books in?