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This week's Spotlight on Author is on Sue Lilley, her latest release-High Hopes!



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WHAT ARE A FEW THINGS WE WOULD FIND ON YOUR DESK?

I always have a supply of new purple pens and a bowl of sweets – the more childish and embarrassing the better! I also like a glass of sparkling water in a cocktail glass.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WRITE?

I first started writing when I won a prize at school for a story. Encouraged by my late mother who cried when she read it, I went on to have some short stories published in women’s magazines. I’ve now written several novels and can’t imagine ever retiring. Writing is my therapy and not as expensive as buying shoes.

SHARE SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF NO ONE ELSE KNOWS:

I have a secret ambition to go on an archaeological dig.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENE TO WRITE?

I love the scene where Grace and Danny visit Ravenleigh Manor. It has a bit of everything and allowed me to reveal a lot about them to the reader.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK

HIGH HOPES is an emotional page-turner. The visual style and short chapters are perfect for commuters and just the thing for a lazy holiday read. You’ll be drawn into the lives of Grace, Sam and Dixie who think they know everything about each other.
But Grace has a secret. Twenty years ago, she got pregnant after a drunken one-night mistake with Sam. By then, Sam and Dixie were back together and Grace was a penniless student with no family to support her. There was no way she could bring up her baby alone. Convincing herself it was best for everyone, she gave up her baby girl for adoption and kept her heartbreak to herself.
Her love-life has been a disaster. She married in haste and ended up divorced. Now, approaching forty with a sense of failure and dread, Grace receives a letter out of the blue. Her daughter has traced her. She’s searching for answers and Grace longs to meet her.

But if Grace confesses to a secret baby now, she’ll put Sam’s family in jeopardy. How could their lifelong friendship survive such a betrayal? Yet does Grace have a choice?

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13 comments:

  1. Purple pens and an archaeological dig. I love it! Great to meet you, Sue.

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  2. I love secrets, and your story secrets are intriguing, Sue. You've made me curious as to what happens. Congratulations on your book. Best wishes to you.

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  3. That's an intriguing story line!!
    I've always got purple gel pens with me! :)

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  4. Purple is my favourite pen colour too. It makes me write all curly and flowery. 'Writing is my therapy and not as expensive as buying shoes.' Love that too!

    Hi NAS!

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  5. An archaeological dig sounds like so much fun! i'd love that, too. Not a purple woman, though. I mostly use pencils.

    Hi, Nas!

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  6. While this isn't my type of story, it does sound interesting and I'm sure a lot of readers will love it. My mom gave up a baby for adoption, 27 years later I found him but things didn't work out, but at least my mom got to know him before she passed away. Congrats on the new release.

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  7. Hi, you will find sweets and pens on my desk too, as well as my folder with all my plot points and notes written and books.

    Rachna Chhabria
    Co-host IWSG
    Rachna's Scriptorium

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  8. OOO! Good book plot, Sue. You know, Agatha Christie had a dream to be on an archaeological dig as well. She did go and ended up marrying the head archaeologist, Mallowan. Wouldn't that be a plot for you. All the best with your new novel. Thanks for sharing this with your followers, Nas.

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  9. It sounds like a very complicated and appealing menage a trois. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  10. Oh, that sounds like a heart-breaker. Great crucible to put a character in.

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  11. This sounds wonderful. I'm glad I'm not the only adult who likes childish candy. I enjoy bright wrappers and fruity goodness.

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  12. What a conflict. WHAT. A. CONFLICT. Wow.

    Hey, why not go on an archaeological dig? That sounds like an epic idea. Just find one an sneak inside the ropes, eh? ;)

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