My first novel.

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Trouble in the camp

Ten days back, my husband Michael had a Total knee replacement. Out of hospital in two days.Home for four then back into the main general hospital as he was so breathless and had low oxygen levels circulating his body.

A pulmonary emboli’s was diagnosed, [a clot in the lung.] This is indeed a serious life threatening condition. Now home he must move around as much as possible, difficult as the knee is painful.

We planned a cruise to Russia two years ago along with a friend.This we have had to cancel.

Will update as time allows.

My second author booth with RRBC

Hello to you all.

Not long to go before the booths open,it would be so good to have you visit my author booth and have a chat about all things writing brings us.

I have an update on STRAWBERRY MOON my new novel kindly edited by Nonnie Jules.

Its been hiked around some publishers,one or two who have been generous enough to give me some advice.One said that you cannot have a murder mystery without the culprit being revealed in the one book.So I’ve put two books into one with a great deal of cutting text.

Another that I need to start the book in France with less dilly dallying in Hythe,Kent,U.K.and of course more show,don’t tell.

Advise taken and improvements underway.

Watch this space.

Best to you all,Joy

HELLO TO YOU ALL

I just wanted to say thank you for the 5star reviews given to my latest novella ‘Times pendulum swings again.’by Joy M. Lilley

It is a hospital romance containing  elements of passion, love, hate and deceit, when our protagonist falls in love unknowingly with a married man.

There are many twists and turns, but eventually and twenty years later ends happily.

The book can be found on Amazon and has an IBSN  B01N7HHY8L

I would love to hear any constructive comments you may have.

Best wishes to one and all,

Joy

The book signing

I have accomplished the first one.

It was at a friends house for a brunch. The day was cold and the guests were dressed for an indoor do. Numbers prohibited that so outside we sat and shivered. The attentive hosts gave out coats, blankets etc.

The occasion was to raise money for abandoned dogs and puppies. I took along my novella ‘Times pendulum swings again.’ by Joy M. Lilley, signed copies and raised a grand £65 for the cause.

A good time was had by all and we look forward to the next gathering  IN THE SUMMER to be entitled TEA AT THE GLITZ.

Bye for now.

Joy

I want to share with you my thoughts and feelings at an unexpected seriously bad review received by a fellow RRBC reviewer. I say unexpected as this book my first novel had received so many four and five star reviews in the past. My initial reaction was one of shock and horror, how could anyone be so mean. It was my first attempt at a novel and although the person reviewing felt the work had not received any editing, in fact it had. Feeling wounded and hurt I jotted off a couple of angry emails to Senior RRBC personnel extolling my angst and disappointment. The responses were tough and to the point,however they made me stop and re- think the situation. Wise advise has led me to have my next novel re-evaluated to ensure that past errors on my part are not repeated.

Source: I want to share with you my thoughts and feelings at an unexpected seriously bad review received by a fellow RRBC reviewer. I say unexpected as this book my first novel had received so many four and five star reviews in the past. My initial reaction was one of shock and horror, how could anyone be so mean. It was my first attempt at a novel and although the person reviewing felt the work had not received any editing, in fact it had. Feeling wounded and hurt I jotted off a couple of angry emails to Senior RRBC personnel extolling my angst and disappointment. The responses were tough and to the point,however they made me stop and re- think the situation. Wise advise has led me to have my next novel re-evaluated to ensure that past errors on my part are not repeated.

I want to share with you my thoughts and feelings at an unexpected seriously bad review received by a fellow RRBC reviewer. I say unexpected as this book my first novel had received so many four and five star reviews in the past. My initial reaction was one of shock and horror, how could anyone be so mean. It was my first attempt at a novel and although the person reviewing felt the work had not received any editing, in fact it had. Feeling wounded and hurt I jotted off a couple of angry emails to Senior RRBC personnel extolling my angst and disappointment. The responses were tough and to the point,however they made me stop and re- think the situation. Wise advise has led me to have my next novel re-evaluated to ensure that past errors on my part are not repeated.

New book for you all

Hello everyone,and a very happy New Year to you all.

I’m pleased to tell you that my new novel “Strawberry moon” is soon to be released. This story is about an English community with second homes in the Dordogne,France. Our English protagonist Maisie, moves to the complex after her father secures a job as gardener come handyman for the site.

Her brother Dan,is a womanising eighteen year old and meets trouble along the way.Many twists and turns make this a page turner and the best part is that there is to be a sequel.

I will let you know the release date as soon as I know.

Happy days

Joy M. Lilley

 

Hello to all at the RRBC CONFERENCE

I do hope you find me at the conference.My name is Joy Gerken, pen-name Joy M. Lilley.

You will find my 2 published books there “Figs,Vines and Roses” an historical romance  and “The Liberty Bodice”a WW2 drama.

I have just had a novella published titled “Times Pendulum Swings Again” a medical romance about Love,deceit,loss and joy.

Happy reading and I’d love a review.

Many thanks

Joy.