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Beware the Procrastination Demons – Fenella Miller

Thursday, December 5, 2013

What makes you the happiest?
I’m basically an optimistic person, I enjoy the small pleasures in life. Such as seeing my family, a day out with my friends, a walk along the riverbank when the tide is up, watching an excellent film with my husband, reading a new Lee Child. However I am never truly happy unless I am writing.
What is your greatest character strength?
What is your weakest character trait?
Eating chocolate.
Why do you write?
I write because I have to. It’s the reason I get up in the morning and go to bed content in the evening. Much as I love my family and friends without writing my life would not be the same.
What writing are you most proud of?
I don’t know that I’m proud of anything I’ve written – what makes me proud is that readers tell me they’ve enjoyed my book, that I get good reviews, that people stop me in the street to tell me they enjoyed my latest book. I take my work seriously and hope I’m improving with everything I write. I think of my work as two separate sections: Regency romantic adventure and mainstream historical – the latter are the books I hope people buy in paperback and want to keep on their shelf.
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
That is far easier to answer – I am immensely proud of my children and grandchildren and the fact that my husband and I have somehow, against all the odds, managed to stay in a happy relationship all these years.
What books did you love growing up?

Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books and Adventure books, I still have some of my bookshelves. I loved fairy tales and fantasies, but by the time I was ten I was reading in the adult section. Leslie Charteris, Agatha Christie, Jules Verne, HG Wells, then onto the Brontë sisters, Dickens, Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. In between the adult books I was addicted to pony stories, Lorna Hill was a particular favourite.

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“BARBARA’S WAR by Fenella J Miller is a gripping tale of a young woman in wartime changing the course of her unhappy life. Some very dark moments. A really excellent read.
Maureen Lee
‘A captivating story, so evocative of the period.’
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“If you liked War Brides you will love this book.”
As war rages over Europe, Barbara Sinclair is desperate to escape from her unhappy home which is a target of the German Luftwaffe. Caught up by the emotion of the moment she agrees to marry John, her childhood friend, who is leaving to join the RAF, but a meeting with Simon Farley, the son of a local industrialist, and an encounter with Alex Everton, a Spitfire pilot, complicate matters. With rationing, bombing and the constant threat of death all around her, Barbara must unravel the complexities of her home life and the difficulties of her emotional relationships in this gripping coming-of-age wartime drama.
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Genre – Historical fiction
Rating – PG
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