Linda Mitchelmore was born in Devon where she still lives, by the seaside, although she isn’t far from the wilds of Dartmoor either. Both places are rich sources for backgrounds for her novels – and there are good watering holes, to boot, when she is out and about doing research, which is always a consideration. The last couple of years have been very busy for Linda, with two full length novels and two novellas published by Choc Lit. Booksignings followed and, more recently, her first live radio broadcast – quite an experience for someone who is profoundly deaf and has a cochlea implant. When not writing, Linda likes to walk, especially along the coastal paths in the area. She is also a very hands-on grandma, which is at odds with her biker babe persona when she rides pillion on her husband’s vintage motorbikes.
Great to see you Linda – tell us about your New Release!
EMMA:There’s No Turning Back was published by Choc Lit on 7th January 2014 in paperback. It’s also available as an ebook and rights have been sold for large print and audio, both of which will be coming very soon. It’s the sequel to To Turn Full Circle (published in June 2012) and tells the continuing story of Emma Le Goff and her childhood sweetheart, Seth Jago. It is set between 1911 and 1913 in coastal Devon.
‘Life hasn’t always been easy for Emma Le Goff. She has had her fair share of hardship and now finally, her life appears to be looking up. She and her childhood sweetheart, Seth Jago, are set to marry and both believe that an idyllic existence, free from heartache, awaits them.
However, when they discover that the past is more difficult to forget than they could have ever imagined, Emma continues to be haunted by the mysterious circumstances surrounding her family, and Seth is hounded by a jealous ex-lover set on revenge.
Seth plans for their escape to Canada, but when the charismatic Matthew Caunter returns to Devon, Emma finds herself uncertain of whether a move to Canada is really what she wants …’
This is book two in the ‘Emma’ trilogy, although it can be read alone.
So what’s next?
I’ve just sent the manuscript of book three – tentatively called Emma and her Daughter to my publisher. That book moves forward in time and is set between 1927 and 1928 – a year in which Emma realises, although not without a few hurdles to overcome on the way, the wish closest to her heart.
And what’s your writing process?
Early morning is always best for me – my mind seems to be at its sharpest then. I like to get a good three or fours hours in at the keyboard directly after an early breakfast. No interruptions, please….although my husband is very good at coming in, assessing that I am very busy, and silently placing a mug of coffee within my reach! All that said, I can write at any time if there is a deadline and I have to.
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So, how can we buy your books?
TO TURN FULL CIRCLE and EMMA:There’s No Turning Back is available from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turn-Full-Circle-Choc-Lit-ebook/dp/B0080HDVO2 and http://www.amazon.co.uk/Emma-Theres-Turning-Back-Choc-ebook/dp/B00H3P3PUW Waterstones, and all good independent bookshops.
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Thanks for stopping in Linda 🙂
Until next time, Happy Writing – Nikki x