This haunting love story across time tells of Joseph Glenny, an artist who long ago lost the love of his life. After mourning her for many years, he is stunned to meet a girl who looks at him with his dead wife’s eyes.
Is Jess who she seems – or can it be that Lara has found her way back to him? As Joseph tries to make sense of his feelings, Jess fights hers – especially after suddenly coming face-to-face with a portrait that takes her breath away.
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
It’s different in that I’ve come to believe that life doesn’t end with death and that therefore, as an author, I have plenty of scope to explore all the possibilities this belief affords. I also write in other genres.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Simply to write, without waiting for ‘inspiration’ to strike! Develop a small idea, letting it grow in its own time, and then write a synopsis of it – excitedly, as if this is an actual happening that you’re telling to your best friend. Create ‘potted biographies’ of each main character, until you know them through and through,
before starting on your first draft. At this stage, I aim for 1,000 words a day – and then I write several further drafts until the novel ‘lives’.
P.G. Glynn lives in the quirky ancient town of Totnes, close to glorious Dartmoor and not far from the sea at Torbay and Dartmouth. She is inspired, (and tries not to be daunted!) on her morning walks beside the Dart, by the knowledge that Agatha Christie could see this same river from her holiday home – Greenways – and that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is said to have set The Hound Of The Baskervilles on Dartmoor.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In a picturesque churchyard near a Cornish beach I saw a gravestone that fascinated me. As I stood gazing at it, I had a strong sense of connection with the grave’s occupant; it seemed to me that we were meeting beyond death – and that maybe death is not an end.
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