Excited to share my new writing project: This Is Lockdown.
A book of my diaries, (from a writers perspective with lots of family anecdotes,) short stories, flash fiction and poetry set during lockdown in UK.
There are thoughts on isolation and/or poetry pieces from ‘Isolation Writers’: Willow Willers, Sally Cronin, Marian Wood, Adele Marie Park, Debby Gies, (D G Kaye,) and an amusing story from Samantha Murdoch.
The collection also features the ‘Isolation writers’ who featured on my blog sharing their thoughts on isolation during COVID19: Richard Dee, Alice May, Jeannie Wycherley, Ritu Bhathal, Marian Wood, Willow Willers, Jackie Carreira, Fiona Phillips, Andrew Neary, Ceri William’s, Katherine Mezzacappa, Peter Taylor-Gooby, Chantelle Atkins, Sharon Marshisello, Tracie Barton-Barrett, Catherine Fearns, Lynn Fraser and Miriam V. Owen.
I created the ebook cover on Canva using a photograph in my own collection of images, a magical gate in Cambridge, you might perhaps have seen it before?
There’s lots of my personal stories, including baking ones…
There’s skype chats and all manner of thoughts and feelings expressed: from serious, sad, anxious meltdowns to humorous glimpses of the bizarre nature of life during COVID19.
And there’s lots of exercise… oddly shared with various members of the insect kingdom.
I share my thoughts on the politics of the moment.
I will continue writing my diaries in case there is a book two in this series. I hope there won’t be! I hope we escape a second wave but the way things are going…
This Is Lockdown is currently in draft stage and is with beta readers. There may be a few changes and some additional writers to the project.
I’m looking for blog tour hosts.
If you’d be interested in joining my street team for the book launch let me know in the comments below.
I have a small but friendly group for this project on Facebook – Isolation For Writers:
Please let me know if you’d like to join.
Stay safe and well.
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I’m happy to join a blog tour, just let me know.
Thank you, Richard, will do. Will confirm with you once I know the release date. 🙂
This is so exciting Marjorie. I love the cover. Wishing you all the very best with is project 💜💜
Thank you Willow. Glad you love the cover. It’s the first one I’ve made myself! <3 x
Very well done 💜
I do like to take on a fair amount of work. Lol. Getting The Curse of Time Golden Healer back next week from professional critique. Eek.
Beautiful cover, Sis!
I’ll happily take part in the tour!
Thank you Ritu. You’re on team tour! Lol. 🙂 x
Congratulations Marje. What a terrific idea.
Thank you Brigid. 🙂
I love this cover, Marjorie and am impressed you did it yourself (another string to your bow?). Where is that leafy path?
Hi Katherine. Thank you! It’s in Cambridge near where I used to work fairly central Cambridge. A mysterious park!
Wonderful news, Marje! Cheers to you! 🙂
Thank you Natalie. Looking forward to this one! Always nice to have a new book baby!
Well done! The cover looks great.
Thank you Darlene. I’m pleased how it turned out. Got to learn how to create a paperback one!
Awesome Marjorie😊👍many congratulations!! Even I’ve just launched my poetry ebook “ blossoms and foliages “ through the blogchatter platform!! I can sense your excitement 🥰
Awesome. Good luck with your poetry ebook. 🙂
Congrats Marje 🙂 x The cover is perfect.