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Still bohemian

A French connection that you could not take out of this girl. Reborn in Paris, like Sacha Guitry once famously said. “Parisian are not born in Paris, they are reborn.”

So mine lay dormant for many years, until after a period of intense grief, a click prompted me in the right direction. This is the story which inspired my novel, Lost in your time.

I’m guesting on the French Village Diaries, talking about this special connection. I invite you to go and read my post on this lovely blog.

http://www.frenchvillagediaries.com/FVD/Blog/Entries/2012/7/16_Guest_post_by_Elle_Amberley.html

Thanks for reading 🙂

 

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Where did she go?

Some of you got a bit worried, as I haven’t posted for a while. Bless you. I’m ok. A combination of things.

First of all, I was stalked. Not very nice, but it’s been dealt with.
Then, my site got hacked. We don’t know yet if it was the same person. Anyway, our tech team did a brilliant job and secured the site. This is why the site was down, so they could work behind the scenes and do whatever they do. Don’t ask me, I’m just glad someone took care of it. I’m not very savvy in that respect.

My health has not been brilliant, an ongoing battle, I’m still working on it.
Most of all, I’ve been busy with my family, and of course, writing. I’ve been writing like a woman possessed, still no sign of the dreaded writing block. Too many ideas, too little time. Sleepless nights, spent writing. I resorted to pen and paper, hoping that not switching the laptop on would allow me to get some sleep. Lost cause. I’ve used lots of notebooks. In fact, I need more.

Short stories are flowing out of me like no business, anything starts me off. Watching the news, the radio, one word, one comment, and I’m away with the writing fairies. Some of these will be coming out soon. I’ve really enjoyed writing more diverse subjects lately, some are quite dark, and those of you who haven’t read my literary books will witness a new facet of my personality.
Anyway, I hope you will enjoy these. Get in touch, I love hearing from you 🙂

The comments’ system has been changed. I hope it will make it easier for you to drop me a line.
Thanks for reading Xx

Don’t forget to check out my books, and if you’ve enjoyed reading them, I’d be thrilled if you posted a review. Thanks

Too late?

‘For goodness sake Nat. Can you name one good reason why they would not grant you this visa?’ said Poppy raising her eyes to the sky.

‘Well, you never know. I’ve had a few scares along the way.’

‘Like what?’

‘Having to prove I was British because I was born abroad. It never occurred to me before.’

‘Wait. What? What did you say?’

Too late Natasha realised she’d let this little puppy out. For years she had been so careful not to reveal too much about herself and now she was blabbing all her little secrets. Poppy was not going to let this one go. She’d stopped walking and stood, her arms crossed, waiting for an explanation.


Nowhere Left to Hide, Elle Amberley

A novel based in Santa Barbara

What?

We’re due to fly home the next day, well Paris in any case but as we get to the airport Matthieu tells me he’s taking me to Ottawa. 

‘What?’ I shriek.

‘For a few days, I wanted to surprise you.’


Lost in your time

Novelist meets French rock star, prepare for the sparkles.

Sparks

Still, sparks are flying back & forth, or am I mistaken? Is my gut instinct back and working? I switched it off for such a long time, or rather I chose to ignore and forgot how to tune it back on. God, I’m going to have to tread carefully. 


Lost in your time

Novelist meets French rock star, prepare for the sparkles.

Why not?

‘Are you crazy? I can’t go with you.’ I’m in shock, unable to believe what he’s asking me. Is this some kind of game?

‘Why not?’ asks Matthieu.

Lost in your time

Novelist meets French rock star, prepare for the sparkles.