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Endless Skies by Jane Cable - Book Blitz


Endless Skies

As archaeologist Rachel excavates a World War Two airfield, could a love story from the past hold a lesson for her as well?

After yet another disastrous love affair Rachel has been forced to leave her long-term position for a temporary role as an Archaeology Lecturer at Lincoln University. Rachel has sworn off men and is determined to spend her time away clearing her head and sorting her life out. But when one of her students begins flirting with her, it seems she could be about to make the same mistakes again...

She distracts herself by taking on some freelance work for local property developer, Jonathan Daubney. He introduces her to an old Second World War RAF base. And from her very first visit something about it gives Rachel chills…

As Rachel makes new friends and delves into local history, she is also forced to confront her own troubled past. Could a wartime love story have any bearing on her own situation? Could this time be different?

Purchase Link  - http://getbook.at/EndlessSkies

Endless Skies will be 99p until 23rd October.


Author Q&A
1. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Start writing seriously sooner – don’t keep putting it off. Publishing is going to change beyond recognition, but the business is only going to get harder to break into.

2. Favorite childhood memory involving books?
Every Saturday morning I would climb into bed with my dad and he’d read to me. School stories from his childhood – Jennings and Just William – are particularly memorable – he was wonderful at doing the voices, but also popular children’s books of the time such as the Moomins and the Borrowers, and classics like The Railway Children and The Hobbit.

3. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
I always wanted to write. There were novelists in my family and my father was a poet as well as a teacher. When I finished my A-levels I started to train as a journalist but I had no stomach for hard news, so went to college instead. Afterwards I worked in public relations, which also involved writing, and I’ve freelanced as a cricket journalist too.

4. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Loyal, hardworking, imaginative.

5. Have you ever met anyone famous?
Having worked in the media I’ve met lots of famous people. Many cricketers, of course, but also musicians like Billy Joel, and having worked for the BBC all sorts of actors and personalities. One claim to fame is having been on the set of Eastenders!

6. What is the first book that made you cry?
Bambi. Yes, I do mean the book not the film. My mother took it away from me, I was so upset.

7. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
Now I write full time it’s a great deal quicker. I try to target myself with at least a thousand words a day, so my first draft takes about three months. But then I will spend the same amount of time editing, polishing and improving. It’s the research that is hardest to quantify. I wrote my first dual timeline last year and the historical part took far longer than I anticipated because I found myself having to delve into even the most everyday of things, like how letters would have been sent in Cornwall in 1816.

8. How do you select the names of your characters?
Generally with great difficulty. The main character normally names themselves as they’re forming in my head, as Rachel did in Endless Skies. I took Jonathan’s name from an exhibit in Lincoln Museum because I wanted a local surname. And Esther is in so many ways my late mother, so I gave her the name on her mother’s birth certificate, although she never used it.

9. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
Break into a library and read. Or at very least make inroads into my TBR
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10. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Make your book as good as it possibly can be. Don’t rush for publication; it’s highly likely your first book won’t make it, but it doesn’t mean the next one you write won’t. Just remember that once a book is out there it will form part of your reputation forever.

11. What book do you wish you had written?
The Time Traveler’s Wife. It opened so many doors for me about what is possible in fiction if your characters are strong enough.

12. What is your favorite genre to read?
I guess it’s the more literary end of modern romantic fiction, because although I’m a sucker for a great love story I prefer them in an interesting wrapper. Authors like Elizabeth Buchan, Julie Cohen and Tracy Rees are firm favourites.

Author Bio – 
I write romance with a twist, that extra something to keep readers guessing right to the end. While my books are character driven my inspiration is always a British setting; so far a village in Yorkshire (The Cheesemaker’s House), a Hampshire wood (The Faerie Tree), gorgeous Studland Bay in Dorset (Another You) and rural Lincolnshire (Endless Skies).

I was born and raised in Cardiff but spent most of my adult life living near Chichester before my husband and I upped sticks and moved to Cornwall three years ago.

I published my first two novels independently and have now been signed by Sapere Books. I am an active member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and contributing editor to Frost online magazine.

 

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @JaneCable
Facebook: Jane Cable, Author (https://www.facebook.com/romanticsuspensenovels/ )

Website: www.janecable.com

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