Exciting developments!

What a great day! Woke up this morning with no clue what to call my new book, or any idea whatsoever of what to put on the cover of it.

With a meeting scheduled with my cover designer, Jason Mordecai, at 11.30am, this was a slight problem!

Over a cup of tea with a friend, we did a little brainstorming and by the end of it, not only did we have a title, but we had a very cool concept for the graphics too.

So I set off to my meeting with Jason, feeling quite excited about the new ideas. I got there a little late (I have yet to travel around Cardiff and not get lost!) but we set to work, and before I knew it, it was 3pm! But by then we not only had the rough design for the new book, but we had tweaked and perfected the designs he had created for two of my other books.

I decided this year to have the covers of The Earth Angel Training Academy and The Earth Angel Awakening redesigned before the release of the third book in the series. Jason did the initial designs a few months ago, but I have been keeping them to myself for the launch this summer. I really think they are amazing, and I cannot wait to reveal them to everyone!

I have decided to reveal the name of the new book, literally only thought of this morning, and it is: (imagine drumroll here)

The Other Side of The Earth Angel Training Academy.

I know it seems like a very long title, but the official title will be The Other Side, the rest is a subtitle. Explanation needed? Okay, here goes:

Originally, the third book in the series was going to be the same story as The Earth Angel Training Academy, but told from the point of view of the Golden Age Children. This was because though they are mentioned in the story, they do not have much of a voice. So the working title all along was The Children of the Golden Age. But, as anyone who knows me will know, I do not plot my books, and often have very little say over what comes out when I start writing. Though in this new book, the stories of the Children will be told, they are not the main feature. Quite quickly, as I started writing, I realised that the male characters of the story (all of whom are secondary characters in the first book) were speaking up. They wanted their stories told and they refused to be quiet! It has been very interesting to see their side of the story, and I must admit, once I gave up fighting them (I wanted the Children and Aria to be the main characters!) the story began to flow and it has brought some interesting revelations…

So, it is literally the other side of the story. It is the story of the male characters, and also the Children. It is all of the stories that I did not get to discover and write about in the first book. Though just to be clear, because I don’t want to disappoint anyone, no, the Leprechaun incident it still not spoke about in any detail!

Perhaps it will be in the next book in the series…

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

A big thank you to my dear Angel friend, Liz of Lizitivity for nominating me for this award!


The rules  for accepting  the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
Display the Award Certificate on your website.
Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.
Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My nominated bloggers (in no particular order) –

1. Nathan Bransford

2.Max Barry

3. Chris Guillebeau – The Art of Non-conformity

4.Orly Wahba – Life Vest Inside

5. Rob Lang – The Modern Day Poet

6. Innocent Smoothies

7. Marcia Bench

8. Sarah Jane 

9. Magu Bee – Bee the Adventure

10.  Curious Odyssey Coaching

11. Claire Brummell – Feminine 1st

12. Christian Pankhurst

13. Arielle Ford – Wabi Sabi Love

14. Rori Raye

15. 7Words

Seven interesting things about me –

1. I only wear fluffy bed socks, and they have to be inside-out, I hate the seam against my toes.

2. I wrote my first poem at the age of 8, in the middle of the night, and it was just four lines long.

3. I had a pet slow-worm as a child. In fact, several, as the cats used to catch them, I’d nurse them back to health then release them.

4. I used to travel astrally while asleep as a very young child. My favourite thing to do was to fly down the stairs and around the house. It was always interesting when I tried to re-create that when awake…

5. I have a very weird accent. I am originally from Wales, but have never had a Welsh accent, even as a child in Welsh school. Over the years I have been asked if I am from America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, England or even South Africa. I like to think of it as being a Universal accent 🙂

6. I have a happy memory pot on my window sill, with a pen and paper next to it. Every time something good happens, I write it down on a piece of the paper, fold it up, and put it in the pot. My Christmas present to myself will be to open all these little notes to myself and read about all the wonderful things that have happened this year.

7. My lucky number is 7. It is also my life path number 🙂