#MiniBlogBlitz #RachelsRandomResources @rararesources / #QandAs : Endless Skies – Jane Cable @JaneCable @SapereBooks

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Endless Skies

Today I’m on the ‘Endless Skies’ blogtour, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

Endless Jane Cable 2019I 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.

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Synopsis :

endless skies coverAs 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?

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Q&A :

Hi

First of all thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it. Here we go! 🙂

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I write romance with a hint of ghostliness and a nod over the shoulder at the past. I didn’t deliberately plan to do so, it was just when my debut novel, The Cheesemaker’s House, did so well in competitions and awards, it became my thing.
My writing journey was a long one. I’d always scribbled, but couldn’t complete a novel-length manuscript until I was in my forties. It took me the best part of ten years to be published but now I regard myself as a full time writer. And the stories just keep on flowing.

Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?
One book I have always loved, as both child and adult, is Richard Adams’ Watership Down. Which is strange, given I was never a great fan of animal stories, but Watership Down is so much more than that. I think I recognised, even at a young age, the timeless appeal of the characters and the beautiful prose.

Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
Winston Graham for sure. His Poldark novels are so meticulously researched, as I discovered when I was writing the historical part of my first dual timeline novel, his knowledge of Georgian and Regency Cornwall would be both fascinating and invaluable.

If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
I already spend a great deal of time with my characters, but I would love to have a cuppa with Esther, Rachel’s octogenarian friend in Endless Skies. Largely because I based her on my mum who died five years ago.

Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?
I generally write first thing in the morning when I feel at my most fresh, but that’s it really.

Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? 😉
To date my books have always started with a setting. Endless Skies was sparked by a visit to the beautiful Lincolnshire village of Winteringham, and when I discovered it was at the end of Roman Ermine Street I just knew Rachel had to be an archaeologist.

Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?
These days I am mainly writing under contract, which has made me plan better because publishers like to agree an outline before acquiring a book. I always caveat it though, as characters have a habit of going off piste and doing their own thing, and most writers know you ignore them at your peril. I mean, in Endless Skies, I never even thought of Jem as the sort of man who would steal a dog…

Can you give novice writers some tips (do’s/don’ts)?
Do make your manuscript as good as it possibly can be and don’t rush to publication. Write your first book for your own pleasure, then redraft and polish, and polish again and again, for potential publication. Remember that in this digital age, once a book is out there it is part of your reputation for a very long time.

What are your future plans as an author?
My next book for Sapere is my Regency dual timeline set in Cornwall. My heroines from both 2015 and 1815 are new to the county and it soon becomes clear to both of them it is hard to know who to trust.

Last, but not least : Can you give my readers one teaser from your book, which is featured here on my blog, please?

When I come back Esther is holding the ring just inches away from her eyes. I can see her reflection in the window, her face initially full of curiosity, but then she recoils and all but drops the box back onto the table… She recognised it, I’m sure she did. And it gave her quite a shock.

Isn’t that a great reason to pick up this book and to find out more?!
Thanks once again for this lovely interview, Jane Cable.

The Magic of Wor(l)ds

P.S. Are you an author (or publisher) who also wants a FREE interview like this? You can always contact me via e-mail!

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