Thursday, 25 August 2011
Love, Lies and Laughter.
My previous non fiction books, in particular the Memories Series, have told a selection of historical and autobiographical stories complete with sepia watercolour images.
Those proved to be extremely popular at the time, and are still sought, fifteen years on.
Love, Lies and Laughter is my first venture into the fiction field, and I have thoroughly enjoyed, not only the writing, but the sketching of the sepia images as well.
As I said before, this book is total fiction. It is made up of a selection of ten short stories, all total figments of my imagination.
I don't know what started me on this course, perhaps I felt there was so much hate, violence and death in the world today. Maybe I thought I could lighten the load if you like, put a little humour into the lives of the many.
I know what it is like not to be able to laugh at ones self. For twenty years I was caught in the depths of despair, that deep black hole, on a couple of occasions looked so inviting. But with the assistance of so many, particularly my family, I won a tremendous battle.
For the first time in years I feel alive. I feel alive to write. I feel alive to sketch and paint.
So it is perhaps with this in mind, that I began this blog site, to share my feelings, to share some of my experiences, and to share my stories.
I know that to some this may sound all so stupid, but if you had been suppressed by deep depression for twenty years, and through your families constant belief in you, you had had won a major battle with life, how would you feel? Would you feel elated? I think you may.
I'll start another post shortly giving you one of the stories out of Love, Lies and Laughter. Hopefully you will get a smile from it and your day will seem so much lighter.