Apart from being a ghost story WHISPERS IN THE SNOW (Piatkus eBook £2.99), which came out for the Christmas market also had an old RAF Bomber Command airfield as its background. This also made it a fitting introduction to my next Jessica Blair novel JUST ONE MORE DAY coming out on February 5th in hardback. This also has a RAF background as it follows three WAAFs who serve on a bomber station, written to appear in 2015 as this is the 70th anniversary year of the cessation of hostilities in the Second World War
WHISPERS IN THE SNOW 1 November 7th, 2014 Posted in Books, Jessica Blair Country |
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«
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)
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,
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 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
WHISPERS IN THE SNOW by Jessica Blair coming on 4th December, an ebook from Piatkus, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group. (£2.99)
A gentle romantic ghost story for Christmas.
Can the past be solved in the present and still affect the future?
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
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.