Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Artwork by Monica La Porta, and Alessandro Fiorini
Waking up with a start sometime last week, after an incredibly successful free run with "The Griffin Cryer" I realised
a) KDP select was due to run out on "A Ripple in Time", and
b) a free promotion would tie in with the anniversary of the Titanic's sinking.
"A Ripple in Time" isn't solely about the Titanic tragedy, but hopes to explore a biblical phrase that intrigues me:
"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (King James Bible: 1 Corinthians 13:12)
In other words: "Bad stuff happens to good people, only God knows why, but one day, we might get to see the whole picture."
In "The Magician's Nephew" (C S Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia) Aslan tells Digory that had he stolen an apple from the "Tree of Life", rather than received one as a gift, his mother would have made a recovery from terminal illness, but in days and years to come, they would both look back and think it better "she had died." Strong stuff in a children's book – but Lewis's own mother died when he was very young, and in later years, the love of his life, the American Joy Gresham, also died far too young. If I could turn back the years, I'd haunt Lewis until he granted me an interview: but keep to the rule laid down by Dr Who and his tardis gang: – no tampering with pivotal moments in time.
"A Ripple in Time" free to download from Sunday 14th March to Thursday 18th March.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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