Spring Blogfest: Rachael Richey

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Spring in Cornwall

Daffodils at Broom Parc, Nare Head, Cornwall.It’s a beautiful spring day today. The sky is blue, the birds are singing and the fields and gardens are alive with daffodils. Spring in Cornwall is a glorious time of year, and one that makes you feel glad to be alive. There was a hint of frost when I got up at seven this morning, indicating that winter is still trying to hang on, battling it out with spring for as long as it can. A few snowdrops are still visible in the hedgerows as well, harking back to the colder days.

As I’ve been writing this, I’ve realised that I very rarely set any of my books in the springtime. I always seem to choose a season with more extremes of weather. A cold winter night when my characters can cuddle up together in front of a roaring fire, or get stuck up a mountain during a snowstorm; or a hot steamy summer’s day when the heat of the sun causes passions and emotions to run high. I’ve had them caught in a violent summer thunderstorm whilst being chased by a lunatic with a gun; had them make love in a wind-lashed caravan by the sea, in November; but so far I haven’t had any scenes set in the spring. The closest I’ve come to that so far, is in the book I’m currently writing. It opens with the hero bird watching on an almost deserted beach in late January. Hardly spring, but heading that way!

Spring is probably the season with most potential. The whole of the year is ahead of it; the hopefully, hot, barbecue-filled summer days; the wonderful luscious, fruitful autumn with the newly harvested fields lying golden in the sinking sun; and the exciting, cosy lead-up to Christmas. All in all, most definitely a season to set a book in!

perf5.000x8.000.inddFrontman of the grunge rock band NightHawk, Gideon Hawk has had enough of the rock star life. He is jaded, disillusioned, and haunted by the memory of an unresolved heartbreak. On a whim, he leaves the band in New York and heads to England in search of answers.

After attending the funeral of her estranged mother, Abigail Thomson makes a shocking discovery in her parents’ attic. The still-raw memories that surface, along with even more startling discoveries, force Abi to face a devastating truth that leads to a series of life-changing events. She and Gideon must race against time to reclaim the life stolen from them a decade before.

About the Author:Rachael Richey lives in Cornwall, England, with her husband and children. Her first book, Storm Rising was published by The Wild Rose Press earlier this year, and three others in the series are due to follow soon. She likes chocolate, pizza, and Pinot Grigio.

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  1. I adore Cornwall. I live in Somerset so go down to Cornwall fairly regularly. 🙂

    • Rachael Richey says:

      Hello Emma, Thanks for commenting on my blog. Please could you let me have your e-mail address and I will send you a copy of Storm Rising?

      Rachael 🙂

  2. fun bio

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  3. What a pretty pic, love seeing green and flowers, very slow coming in my part of the world.

    • Rachael Richey says:

      Hello Jean, Thanks for commenting on my blogpost. Please can you let me know your e-mail address and I’ll send you a copy of Storm Rising?

      Rachael 🙂

  4. Great post. I love Spring when all the colors come back.

  5. I envy you on that view. The story has caught my eye as well. Sounds like a good read =)

  6. Rachael Richey says:

    Hi Debra, Thank you for commenting on my blogpost. Please can you let me have your e-mail address so I can send you a copy of Storm Rising?

    Rachael 🙂

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