It seems hard to believe that it t was only a year ago that Murielle’s Angel was published by Cinnamon Press. A year in which everything and nothing has changed.
It was so momentous at the time, a huge milestone, and such a fillip that someone should show their belief in me as a writer by actually publishing my book, like betting on an outsider to win. But then Jan of Cinnamon Press, herself a poet and novelist and a wise and brave woman, is willing to take those risks on your behalf.
I still think of the double rainbow seen from the car window on the way home from the launch.
I have had some lovely reviews too from those kind enough to post them.
‘Beautifully written .Gentle yet perceptive prose weaves a spell creating a real sense of place. An interesting and varied cast of fellow travellers on journeys of self discovery walk the Camino. Their paths and stories criss cross . Their relationships are brief and transitory, yet they will not be forgotten as they are remarkable in their own way. Similarly they will make a lasting impression on the reader .
A delightful book, most enjoyable. Interest never flagged and it was a real pleasure to pick up the story at the end of the day and escape into an oasis of calm.’
There has been much to learn and there still is. There is still much to write. My current book whose characters are still putting me through my paces will I hope be delivered in due course, after the long slow editing.
And the next? Already the need for background reading is pressing.