Steeped in the Sixties

The first story in my book is set in the sixties. I lived with my mum in a small village and we survived on her meagre wages. I lived to tell the tale, along with a few others. Read about the adventures of Sheila in the sixties and seventies. Ghosts on the Sand is now available on Amazon.

Ghosts on the Sand and other chilling talesSandraBookCoverGhostsOnTheSand


Speeding up the Tale!



The older I get, the more urgent everything becomes. My passion (as well as travelling), is writing. The first book I published was a short story called ‘Girl on the Beach’. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad. The genre was a little mixed, but I had a lot to learn….I still have a lot to learn, but I’m getting there.

A couple of months ago I decided to re-write ‘Girl On The Beach’ and then re-launch it as a Young Adult book. Since making this decision, I’ve had visitors from England, a wedding and a very busy summer. In two days I’m attending a fiction writers conference and would love to share my book with some of the attendees, who knows, I may even get discovered……or maybe not.

I have ten pages to re-write! I can do it. Yes this blog is all about Travel Tales and Mishaps…..I’m simply speeding up the tale. Keep checking in, who knows, I may be a success story. I’d love you to join the celebration.

Dead of July, my first full length novel, is available on amazon. Check it out, read the reviews, support a hardworking old bird who is trying to live her dreams.



What made me thing of that? It’s a thought I have every day. It’s not just, “I can’t wait for my next vacation in Italy”. It is a real yearning and sense of belonging and I can’t get it out of my head. It’s not a passing phase, but a life long yearning, and as I get older, it becomes stronger.

I work full-time in a Corporate Legal dept, and in my spare time I write.

If only I had a small villa in Tuscany! What a wonderful inspirational place that would be. Think of the stories I could write from there. If only…..Never mind “If only” I am going to make it happen.

My new novel ‘Dead of July’ is available at . Who knows, maybe I will write the sequel in Tuscany!

Dead of July_Cover_in-template