Hello, and thank you for visiting my site. I hope that you'll return often and always find something of interest about my world and what inspires me to pick up a pen. (This is a figure of speech, unfortunately. My handwriting is terrible!) Here's what I've been up to recently...
As part of its programme of literary events, The Little Ripon Bookshop hosted a ‘meet the author’ session at the Spa Hotel this morning.
Writer and playwright Peggy Riley held the audience spellbound with a reading from her novel Amity And Sorrow, which she described as being about God, sex and farming. This seemed a strange combination indeed, until she explained that it’s the story of a mother and two daughters fleeing from a fundamentalist religious cult. Taken in by a sympathetic farmer, they have to come to terms with life in the outside world.
Originally from Los Angeles, birthplace of many a cult, Peggy has taken features from several to invent one of her own for the book. I have yet to read it, but the many glowing reviews already posted on Amazon have ensured that I shall.
13 April, 2013