WHISPERS IN THE SNOW 1

November 28th, 2014 Posted in Books | Comments Off

WHISPERS IN THE SNOW 1 November 7th, 2014 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country |

A desolate runway that once sounded to the roar of four-engined bombers

A desolate runway that once sounded to the roar of four-engined bombers

A Nissen hut, once the home of bomber crews

A Nissen hut, once the home of bomber crews

And the snow came.

And the snow came.

A disused wartime airfield in Lincolnshire. Hacked up runways overgrown. Nissen huts once living quarters, offices, and briefing rooms for a Lancaster Squadron , all falling apart. What stories can it tell? What whispers can be heard through the snow? WHISPERS IN THE SNOW by Jessica Blair. Published 4 December, as ebook £2.99 by Piatkus an imprint of Little Brown Book Group »crosslinked«

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WHISPERS IN THE SNOW 3

November 16th, 2014 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country, News | Comments Off
Lancaster bombers

Lancaster bombers

Lancaster Bombers

Lancaster Bombers

The Petwood Woodall Spa

The Petwood, Woodall Spa, Lincolnshire.

The sound of bombers roaring overhead and the Petwood full of war-time memories. Will whispers in the snow bring peace to the hearts of the young?  Find out in WHISPERS IN THE SNOW by Jessica Blair, published by Piatkus as an eBook on 4 December (£2.99)

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November 16th, 2014 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country, News | Comments Off
The old control tower

The old control tower

The silent cottage in the trees

The silent cottage in the trees

Memorial to a Bomb Aimer

Memorial to a Bomb Aimer

Whispers in the Snow

 

The silent remains of a war-time airfield and a deserted cottage connect the past with the present.

As snow falls silently, can a life-changing revelation solve a mystery from a former time?

Whispers in the Snow by Jessica Blair published as an eBook 4 December by Piatkus an imprint of Little Brown book Group,

WHISPERS IN THE SNOW 1

November 7th, 2014 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off

A disused wartime airfield in Lincolnshire.
Hacked up runways overgrown. Nissen huts once living quarters, offices, and briefing rooms for a Lancaster Squadron , all falling apart.
What stories can it tell? What whispers can be heard through the snow?
WHISPERS IN THE SNOW by Jessica Blair.
Published 4 December, as ebook £2.99 by Piatkus an imprint of Little Brown Book Group

A desolate runway that once sounded to the roar of four-engined bombers

A desolate runway that once sounded to the roar of four-engined bombers

A Nissen hut, once the home of bomber crews

A Nissen hut, once the home of bomber crews

And the snow came.

And the snow came.

WHISPERS IN THE SNOW 2

November 7th, 2014 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country, News | Comments Off

Jessica-Blair-Mockup-1Bill.  Bomb Aimer 44 Squadron 1944-45 (36 missions)10-09-2014_8

A bomber airfield in Lincolnshire is home to men and women serving their country at war. Can love survive the dangerous skies?

Find out on 4th December when Whispers in the Snow, by Jessica Blair, is published by Piatkus  as an eBook £2.99

Christmas is Coming so is Whispers in the Snow.

November 3rd, 2014 Posted in Books | Comments Off

WHISPERS IN THE SNOW by Jessica Blair coming on 4th December, an ebook  from Piatkus, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group. (£2Whispers in the Snow.99)
A gentle romantic ghost story for Christmas.
Can the past be solved in the present and still affect the future?

WHISPERS IN THE SNOW

October 1st, 2014 Posted in Books | Comments Off

Whispers4th December  Winter is coming so are WHISPERS IN THE SNOW.  Listen for them or better still read about them. The past haunts the present and brings a solution that lays a ghost to make way for a future peace.

Lincolnshire, A Second Home.

July 24th, 2014 Posted in Books | Comments Off

I have just come home after a few days in what I call my second home – Lincolnshire. I was born in Yorkshire and have lived all my life there but keep an open mind about what lies beyond its borders having seen a great deal of what does. I came to know Lincolnshire and its people because of the Second World War.  I trained as a Bomb Aimer so it was only natural that I joined a Bomber Squadron flying out of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire got into my blood  and that was thickened  when two of my daughters chose to live in that county.  So my association with Lincolnshire has continued from that  first posting to a Lincolnshire airfield.

As I became a writer it was natural for me  to use Yorkshire backgrounds to my novels written under the name of Jessica Blair. Then the time came to spread my wings further afield and so I turned to my second home for backgrounds. It was natural to use those airfields and inhabit them with imaginary people living as we had lived on the tide of war. The titles of my books that embrace this theme and have a relevance next year (the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War) are

THE RESTLESS SPIRIT  (RAF, Fighter Command & Bomber Command)

WINGS OF SORROW (Navy, RAF, Land Army, American Air Force)

IN THE SILENCE OF THE SNOW (RAF, Land Army, SOE)

WHISPERS IN THE SNOW (RAF, Bomber Command) a Novella to be published as an ebook on 4th December 2014)

JUST ONE MORE DAY (RAF, Bomber Command) to be published February 2015

Just One More Day

July 4th, 2014 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country, News | Comments Off
JUST ONE MORE DAY

JUST ONE MORE DAY                   

The cover for my new novel to be published in February 2015.  The story concerns three WAAFs and the Lancaster bomber crews serving on a Lincolnshire airfield during the Second World War.

I recently gave a talk to a reading group in my village. With this picture loaded on to my iPad I was able to pass this picture round the audience for each them to see and handle it, thus using the maxim:-   Authors should use all the tools of their trade to promote their work.

 

Listen to your characters.

June 26th, 2014 Posted in Books, News | Comments Off

My publisher, Piatkus, like my outline for a new novel and will be issuing a contract shortly. Now I can get stuck in, developing the outline into a novel of 100,000 words. An exciting journey lies ahead of me. My working title is Tread Softly, Alice. That of course may change before  I submit the final work by the first of February 2015. At the moment, 1900 is the year in which the novel will open and before the final words are written it will have taken me to Yorkshire, Scotland, and South Africa and maybe to other lands if the characters tell me where they want to go. Yes, my characters do talk to me! We have some very interesting conversations. Generally we agree on the direction the story of their lives should take and generally we come to an amicable conclusion.   Towards the end of my first Jessica Blair novel, The Red Shawl (1993), I was going to kill my leading female character  but she said to me, ‘Don’t do that and I will provide you with a second novel.’ I took her advice and sure enough the fact that she was alive led me to writing, A Distant Harbour (1994)