Friday, 29 January 2016

#Friday's Feature is Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson
My Friday Featured author is Jennifer Wilson.

Jennifer is a fellow Crooked Cat Author who is one of the specially featured paranormal authors on the Crooked Cat Books Facebook page for this coming week 29th Jan -5th February. 

As well as the two excellent paranormal books featured (I've read both)- Jennifer's Kindred Spirits: Tower of London and Shani Struthers The Haunting of Highdown Hall  - there's also the charity anthology collection FEAR written by various Crooked cat authors. 

Jen's here to tell us a bit about her passion for the Tower of London and the historical mysteries within it which in turn led to her writing Kindred Spirits - a novel I very much enjoyed and reviewed it on this blog some months ago. (You can scroll down the archives to find it, if you'd like to) 

Welcome, Jennifer! I have an inkling you're just a wee bit fascinated by The Tower of London. Please tell us about it...

Despite taking until I was almost thirty to get around to visiting, I can comfortably say that the Tower of London is probably now one of my favourite historical buildings.

I’ve always loved imagining the lives which went on in such places, and with the Tower, what a choice! Yes, I’ve taken a couple of liberties, but as far as I see it, if a ghost is haunting one place, then I don’t see why it shouldn’t move about a bit. So Richard III is to be found at the Tower, along with his brother, despite both being buried elsewhere (now famously so, in Richard’s case).

Although I love the peace of St John’s Chapel within the White Tower, my favourite rooms in the Tower complex are the suite of refurnished chambers in the Medieval Palace. Decorated in the style of the late middle ages, you get a sense of how bright and inviting the rooms would have been, and how the wealthy nobles and courtiers would have lived within the Tower walls.

That was where it was easiest to hear the whispers of the Tower’s ghosts, even those from different eras, who would never have seen the rooms in that style the first time around. And the idea of those who did know them, reliving their memories, was also so tempting – I couldn’t resist.

As part of Crooked Cat Publishing’s paranormal-themed week, Kindred Spirits: Tower of London is reduced to just 99p/c. I hope you enjoy meeting the ghosts as much as I did.

Kindred Spirits: Tower of London:

A King, three Queens, a handful of nobles and a host of former courtiers…

In the Tower of London, the dead outnumber the living, with the likes of Tudor Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard rubbing shoulders with one man who has made his way back from his place of death at Bosworth Field to discover the truth about the disappearance of his famous nephews.

Amidst the chaos of daily life, with political and personal tensions running high, Richard III takes control, as each ghostly resident looks for their own peace in the former palace – where privacy was always a limited luxury.

With so many characters haunting the Tower of London, will they all find the calm they crave? But foremost – will the young Plantagenet Princes join them?

About Jennifer:

Jennifer is a marine biologist by training, who developed an equal passion for history whilst stalking Mary, Queen of Scots of childhood holidays (she has since moved on to Richard III). She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Hull, and has worked as a marine environmental consultant since graduating.

Enrolling on an adult education workshop on her return to the north-east reignited Jennifer’s pastime of creative writing, and she has been filling notebooks ever since. In 2014, Jennifer won the Story Tyne short story competition, and also continues to work on developing her poetic voice, reading at a number of events, and with several pieces available online. Her debut novel Kindred Spirits: Tower of London was published by Crooked Cat Publishing in October 2015.

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Thank you for featuring here today, Jennifer. Best wishes next week as a featured Crooked Cat author.


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