I’m delighted to have received a last minute invitation to the UK Indie Lit Fest taking place in Bradford at the end of this month. Tickets are free so you should grab one and come along and say hello. There are over 30 Indie authors representing a range of genres.
Last Saturday saw me undertaking the most brutal 26 mile Macmillan Mighty Hike around Ullswater, taking in the Ullswater Way and a little bit more. I’d kidded to do some training, but I don’t think anything could have prepared us for how rocky and hilly this route would be, especially in baking hot sunshine. The views from the top of the hills were amazing though, and well worth feeling like I was walking on razor blades for the last few miles, not to mention the horrific blisters I was left with on both feet, despite having proper boots and socks.
I took part, along with my cousins in memory of my Mum who I sadly lost in February of this year. I must admit, close to the end I passed a pub and did think Mum would be looking down on me, gin in hand and saying: “What the hell are you putting yourself through this for, get in the pub and have a drink.”
I finished an hour after the rest of my team, and it all feels quite surreal now. There’s still chance to donate to the Macmillan Tribute page that has been set up in my Mum’s memory, you’ll see the button below.
I’m not sure if I’m mad, but I’m seriously considering another 26 mile hike next year along the Northumberland Coast, which I am assured is a lot less hilly and less rocky. Watch this space!
CAM Wounded Heroes #2
Well, it’s been a couple of years in the making, but Cam is making good progress and will hopefully see a release date at the end of August this year.
Fate’s been cruel to Sara Kennedy. Not once, but twice, her future has been altered by the turn of a card. Believing she’s been abandoned by everyone she cares for, and barely holding on to her sanity, she finds herself caught up in a battle of wills between two men.
Luckily for her one of them is Cam. He vows to keep her safe from harm. Little do they know how hard that promise will be to keep. With no hope of escape Cam calls on Declan and his fellow Wounded Heroes for assistance.
What follows is a crazy, violent adventure that could cost them all their lives. But then, these are the Wounded Heroes, and they’ve never shied away from a conflict before.