Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw(The Morgan Sisters) by Suzy Turner: Guest Post

 
 


 

The naming of Andilyse Island

When I started writing The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, all I knew is that it would be set primarily in London. However, there was something pulling me away from mainland England. Something that told me the Morgan sisters needed to grow up on an island. And this island needed to be off the coast of south east England. Well, there was no such island, of course. Well, that did it, I'd just have to create an island myself. It shouldn't be so hard, should it?

Actually, it wasn't hard it all. Creating the island was the easy bit. It would be a place blighted by fog, something that is rather believable considering it's location within the North Sea. And it would be relatively small, with a community feel, but not small enough that everybody knows everyone's business.

I knew what it looked and felt like, but what should it be called?

Hm? To be honest, the name didn't take long to come. I scribbled in my trusty notebook (one of many!) and soon came up with a name in honour of my late mother. I decided to call it Andilyse Island. The reason? My mother was called Dillyse Anne. I do hope that she would be proud to have an island named after her, albeit a fictional one!
 
 
 


Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange 'tattoo' suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realise there's more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.

Sent off to London for two weeks of 'work experience', the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural.

At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won't leave them alone.

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Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten. The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with husband Michael, Roxy (their dog), Hermione, Robbie, Scully and Poppy (their cats) and their newest addition, Podengo, Luna.
 
Suzy's career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a freelance writer and author. She has since completed her first three novels for young adults, Raven, December Moon and The Lost Soul, which make up The Raven Saga trilogy.
 
She is now busy working on a new series of books.  Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten.
The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with husband Michael, Roxy (their dog), Hermione, Robbie, Scully s, The Morgan Sisters, which is set in England.
 
To get in touch with Suzy, please use either the form on the contact page or click here to send an email directly and she will get back to you as soon as she can. To stay up to date with Suzy's book releases, please subscribe to the mailing list.

Suzy's website: http://suzyturner.com
 
 

Raven is CURRENTLY FREE on Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Kobo 
and Amazon UK!


 
The Morgan Sisters first Virtual Book Tour


Next Few Stops

21st November: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
22nd November:Between the Wines Reading
24th November: Basia's Bookshelf
25th November: Jeanz Book Reviews 
 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

Suzy Turner said...

Hey Laurie! Thank you so much for being a part of my tour this month. I really do appreciate it!
Best wishes
Suzy Turner

Poppet said...

I love that bit about the island! That's just beautiful and so thoughtful. Now I love the book even more!

katsrus said...

Really nice book cover. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sue B