Hi Ailsa. Make yourself comfortable, help yourself to a custard cream, kick off your shoes and tell us all …
One quality you have which other people who know you might question?
I am totally consumed by self-doubt. I come across as bold and brave – I am not
A fictional character you fantasise over/ fell in love with? (One of your own preferably.)
Iamo, obviously. The lead male character in my Alchemy series – but I am also very fond of Jack and Rory although they are gay so my hopes with them are zero.
One item you would consign to Room 101?
Phones on public transport, either people yelling down them or using them make the rest of the world disappear. Very rude
One line that sums up your WIP this week?
Still on hold while I recover.
One sentence that sums up your thoughts about social media?
An occasional pain in the backside through which I have made very many real friends and near-family.
Kindle, tablet or paperback. Which one do you go to bed with and why?
Mainly Kindle but if I love a book I buy the paperback to keep for always.
One thing lurking on your writing desk that shouldn’t be there?
Just one? Ahahahah – OK, a collection of adorable much-loved, charming geegaws like a robot pencil sharpener, several waving cats etc etc.
Waving cats ! That’s different. And I agree with you about phones.
Now readers I need to explain that the intrepid Ailsa has had her head shaved for the Macmillan cancer fund raising event – BRAVE THE SHAVE . Here are the after and before pictures.
She is still taking contributions, so if you would if you like to support her with this very worthy cause, here are the links. https://www.justgiving.com/account/your-pages/Ailsa-Abraham2
A world without war?
Professor Sawhele Fielding stumbles across an invention that would change the world; something so monumental, it could spell the end of environmental disaster and conflict. With the help of her father, a shadowy figure in the world of international banking, she begins to set into motion the biggest upheaval the planet has seen.
But in a changed world, dark forces are threatening the fragile peace. Where modern technology is proving useless, old magic from a bygone era might just save the day. Adrian Oliver, expert in ancient religions is skeptical until faced with incontrovertible proof that ancient evil is abroad once again.
How could a Utopian dream of free fuel and peaceful co-existence turn into a nightmare?
England in the near future.
Mainstream religions have been outlawed, and the old gods rule again.
Iamo has been a priest of the Great Mother and is sworn to celibacy, but his love for Riga, a Black Shaman, a magical assassin, caused him to break his vows. After being imprisoned apart from each other for three years, Iamo accepts an offer to earn them both a pardon and the possibility of marriage. If they survive.
Iamo and Riga must discover why demons are breaking through from the other side. Which of the cults are renegades who allow the demons through? Who can they trust?
Combining their powers, they face the ordeal with the help of a band of eclectic pagans, spirit creatures, Riga’s Black Shaman brothers, an undercover Christian granny, and three unusually energetic Goths.
It’s a tough assignment, but the hope of a life together keeps them fighting
Four Go Mad in Catalonia – self-published, available from Smashwords
When Nanny Ab and The Ancient Mariner (not forgetting the faithful hounds) decide to look for a peaceful spot for her to write in the sun, they head for their usual hide-away in Spain. It’s June, they know the place and the only thing Nanny knows she’s forgotten is her hairdryer. So what can possibly go wrong?
More about Ailsa
Ailsa Abraham retired early from a string of jobs, ending up with teaching English to adults. She has lived in France since 1990 and is married with no children but six grandchildren. Her passion is motorbikes which have taken the place of horses in her life now that ill-health prevents her riding. She copes with Bipolar Condition, a twisted spine and increasing deafness with her usual wry humour – “well if I didn’t have all those, I’d have to work for a living, instead of being an author, which is much more fun.”. Her ambition in life is to keep breathing. She has no intention of stopping writing.
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Thank you for being a lovely guest Ailsa !