My name is Jaye Marie, and for a long time now I have been half of a writing partnership with my sister-in-law Anita Dawes, who has published several books.
In the past, I have written short stories and poetry, but reading has always been my favourite pastime.
The thought of writing my own book always appealed to me, I just never seemed to get around to it. Life has a habit of getting in the way, doesn't it?
Then, last summer, I was suddenly plagued by these characters. First one, then another and as they talked to me (and each other) I became fascinated and involved all at the same time.
When I decided to write some of it down, these characters went into overdrive. What I thought they should be doing was blatantly ignored, to be replaced with their own agenda. In the end it was as if they were writing the story and not I.
The ending was a bit tricky, as they wouldn't let on what was going to happen, and I worried constantly that it would all go pear shaped.
But of course it didn't, and the rest as they say, will be history.