Written by Amanda James
My thanks to Sarah Hardy of Bombshell Books for inviting me to participate in this Blog Blitz
A poignant and heart-warming journey of self-discovery
At thirteen, Lottie discovers a huge secret which her parents have kept from her, the impact of which proves to be life-changing.
Because of the way Lottie’s mother handles the consequent fall-out, the two become distant. Lottie’s rejected by her mother and deemed troublesome, rude and willful. Ever since then, Lottie has struggled with fitting in and actively tries to be different from others.
As an adult, Lottie decides to quit her teaching job and follow her dreams to become an artist. But will she succeed and can she put her troubled past behind her?
As Lottie embarks on a journey of self-discovery she will come to examine the importance of life, love and friendship.
Amanda has written since she was a child, but never imagined that her words would be published, given that she left school with no real qualifications of note apart from an A* in how to be a nuisance in class. Nevertheless, she returned to education when her daughter was five and eventually became a history teacher. Then in 2010, after many twists and turns, the dream of becoming a writer came true when her first short story was published. Amanda has written many short stories and has six novels currently published.
Amanda grew up in Sheffield but now has realised her lifelong dream of living in Cornwall and her writing is inspired every day by the dramatic coastline near her home. She has sketched out many stories in her head while walking the cliff paths. Three of her mystery/suspense novels are set there, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Summer in Tintagel and the Behind the Lie. Rip Current is also set in Cornwall and will be published by Bloodhound Books in April 2018.
Amanda, known to many as Mandy, spends far more time than is good for her on social media and has turned procrastination to a fine art. She can also usually be found playing on the beach with her family, or walking the cliff paths planning her next book.
Amanda’s blog – http://mandykjameswrites.blogspot.com/
Twitter – @akjames61