It was a useful research trip to Norfolk last week for my children’s book, Ella Midnight and the Mystery of the Missing Nose.
The weather was disappointing but we had one reasonable day for a walk on the beach and for the first time the tide was in and I could see how dangerous it could be to unsuspecting children. I have a scene where an evacuee child runs into the sea for the first time and is knocked over by the waves. Now I know that could happen quite easily. My granddaughter and I worked on the blurb. This is the latest version,
When war is threatened, the children of London are evacuated. Ella and Charlie Midnight are dispatched to live with a cranky old woman at a Norfolk farmhouse where secrets lurk as thick as cobwebs. Can they follow the clues to save the woman from her grasping relatives – or will it all end in disaster?
Comments and improvements welcome.
My daughter took this great photo representing Ella and Charlie – now to turn it into wartime evacuees.
I was delighted today to see 2 5* ratings on Audible.com for Search for the Light with one glowing review. When I return from my Italian writing adventure, I must try to promote it more.
It’s time to get back into writing mode and the book I haven’t touched for weeks. Will I tear it up in despair or think I can rescue it and carry on?