As a fairly new member of Chindi Authors, I’d like to introduce myself to those whom I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting.
Having made the acquaintance of a handful of Chindi Authors – and enjoyed their encouragement and support over the last year or so – I am delighted to now consider myself a fellow author, following the self-publishing of my first novel, Under the Yew Tree.
Having grown up in Sussex and with a horticultural background, I find myself referring to my local knowledge and personal experiences of farming and agriculture in the region and the communities that keep the nation fed. A “what-if” story set in 1940, during World War Two, Under the Yew Tree imagines the German occupation of the South East of England and the actions of the local Resistance – naturally mostly made up of local farmers and farm workers.
Under the Yew Tree is now available to buy on Amazon, which is a thrilling feeling and I’m currently reeling from the positive feedback I’m receiving from readers so far! I’m pleased to say that my second novel, a sequel, is already 30,000 words in but any further encouragement from Chindi Authors to achieve the endgame is welcome!