Meet K. L. Loveley.
Another first time visitor to the
Scribbler. When I followed her on Twitter, I was intrigued by her intro – Retired nurse, now author, poet. Kooky and
Kind. Lives life to her fullest.
I don’t know her well enough to vouch
for the kookiness but from reading her bio, I can see she is kind.
It’s great to have her as our guest
this week, so read on my friends.
everyone, here’s the bit about me.
fundamental point is that I enjoy writing and in particular using my voice to
raise awareness of social and medical issues through fictional characters. My
background as an NHS nurse provided me with the knowledge required to provide
Covid-19 created major problems in Health and education, I have volunteered my
services as a Covid-vaccinator. I also help children with their reading at our
local primary school.
not least important is my love of writing and reading all genres of literature
Title: Union Blues.
Synopsis: Nature lover Willow embraces life to its fullest potential.
After all, she is living her life as two people. When her identical twin sister
Molly sadly dies a short time after birth, Willow carries with her the memory
of sharing the same beginnings of life.
becomes a mother, the voice of Molly begins to drown out all sense of reality.
Survivors guilt begins to manifest as post-natal depression, taking over her
Gabriel is a
third-year medical student when he begins
a relationship with Willow. Coming from a very different background he hides
his own secret. This is a secret that eventually has far-reaching consequences.
not the only one with a long-hidden
secret. His parents have a lot to answer for and are the driving force behind
the events that unfold in his life and as a consequence this impacts on the
life of Willow too.
story unfold as their lives spiral out of control. Classified as a thriller,
this story will keep you turning the pages as you become involved with the
characters in this true to life fiction.
Story Behind the Story: Essentially Union Blues was born out
of my desire to raise the subject of gambling as an addiction. Having read a
number of reports about the increasing issues of gambling addiction, I decided
that this would be a subject that could lend itself to my sympathetic style of
writing. Using my social voice to create realistic characters who find
themselves in difficult circumstances, I was able to combine both the issues of
post-natal depression and gambling addiction into a believable story that is
current and at the same time, very concerning.
as a thriller, which was a surprise to me! is testament of sorts, to the way my
style of writing is developing.
for you before you go Katie:
is your favorite part of writing and the part you enjoy the least?
breathing life into new characters and giving them a personality and a story to
difficult for me. Having to cut out parts of the story that I have put much
time and thought into is quite upsetting, however it is necessary to give the
book the best chance of success.
Katie, for being our guest. Wishing you continued success on your writing
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