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'It Happened in Essex 2'

Updated: May 25

It Happened in Essex 2 is now out! Buy your copy here on Amazon It’s available in paperback and Kindle, as well as Kindle Unlimited.

My story titled, A Beast of a Storm was inspired by the Great Flood of 1953. I spent a lot of time researching, including looking at various websites, especially I can promise you that I shed many tears when I read the people's stories on their website.

In the video below, the MP, Sir Bernard Braine was familiar to me, he featured in a photograph in my book, Lost Basildon.

As you may know, or may have gathered by looking at my website, I usually write local history books. I gather facts and re-check numerous times to make sure I have my facts right and then see if I can elaborate on those facts by futher investigation. The creative part is making those facts readable and appealing to an audience. Whilst writing fiction, apart from the facts I've gathered, it's a completley different way of doing things. When inspiration strikes for the story to go a certain way it's a joyous occasion, I'm loving this fictional journey that I'm on. I hope to do more of this in the future.

Book Launches

We had the first of three book launches on Saturday 18th November, this was held at the Orleto Lounge. It was a very sociable occasion with the added benefit of selling a few books too. A lot of the writers were there and several books were signed by us.

Table display in the Orleto Lounge

Colin, one of the leading people from Basildon Writers' Group with Jan, our formatter.

Roy of 'Roy's Basildon what's happening' supporting us by buying a book.

Jacqui James from BHR87.7 with books.

I'm looking forward to this coming Saturday (25.11.23) when we will be joined by members of Basildon Hospital Radio, and have the honour of having the Mayor, Luke Mackezie's presence, when he will "officially" launch the book at the Eastgate Shopping Centre. It will be happening by the escalators opposite Starbucks from 11am to 2pm.

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