THE BIG REVEAL. (drum roll!) There are two books coming this year - books set in the same time period in the lives of the Belleville family, beginning in 1968 when the next generation are young adults.
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1950s fashion: How Julia and Catherine might have dressed
I wanted to share this little bit of Friday frivolity - these images are from this website selling custom-made frocks - and I thought just how much this range was inspired by the 1950s. I can certainly see my character Catherine Cavendish in the little black number - and Julia in the two full … Continue reading 1950s fashion: How Julia and Catherine might have dressed
ElizaBeth Adams: her take on Julia’s Story
When I read the first few words of this review back at the end of May, I must admit I was a bit taken aback .... "All I have to say is, “Nooooooo!” Not, “No, don’t read this book,” or, “No, it isn’t any good.” “Nooooooo,” ...... AND THEN I COULD BREATHE A SIGH OF … Continue reading ElizaBeth Adams: her take on Julia’s Story
In my fiction, some bits are real
St Paul's CathedralCriterion HotelPowder compact circa 1942 As I begin to write my 4th Belleville novel, I was reflecting on my pleasure in having my fictional characters inhabit a world that is not entirely fictional. I enjoy grounding my characters in real environments, (where practical, I hasten to add). I originally set out to write … Continue reading In my fiction, some bits are real
I’m often asked: Is your book based on a real person? My American neuro surgeon was ….
Inspired by a real person, US Army surgeon Philippe Duval's story is a key thread in the Belleville novels
What authors want to see ….
Harry Hartog - a beautiful bookstore with a memorable name #fiction #jmarymasters
Brisbane – then and now, from a writer’s viewpoint
70+ years on (from my fictional Brisbane) this is now a modern city with some fine early buildings and a multi-cultural feel. It almost felt like a European city with its inner city open air market.
For British readers: Your history within my Belleville novels
For British readers: Read your history within the pages of my Belleville novels
4 Star Review: Julia’s Story
I wanted to share this 4 star review of the first of my Belleville books, Julia's Story. The review was written by ElizaBeth Adams » 30 May 2019, 21:31 4 out of 4 stars **** BUYING OPTIONS CLICK HERE: All I have to say is, “Nooooooo!” Not, “No, don’t read this book,” or, “No, it isn’t any good.” … Continue reading 4 Star Review: Julia’s Story
My Belleville family: Love affairs, seduction, temptation …. this story took on a life of its own
As I wrote the story, it took so many surprising turns.