Today we have Kirsty Ferry on the blog talking about her 3 books.
Kirsty is from the North East of England and won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 with the ghostly tale ‘Enchantment’.
Kirsty’s Rossetti Mysteries series, a set of romantic paranormal mysteries, is published by Choc Lit, along with the first book in her new timeslip series, the Hartsford Mysteries, a Christmas novella and a Witchy rom-com. Kirsty’s day-job involves sharing a Georgian building with an eclectic collection of ghosts – which can sometimes prove rather interesting.
1. What’s the first book you remember reading?
Green Smoke by Rosemary Manning. It’s a book about a dragon called R. Dragon who goes on adventures with a little girl called Susan, who is holidaying in Cornwall. I loved it so much I kept taking it out on my school library ticket as I didn’t want anyone else to have it!
2. What book will always stay with you and why?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The first Gothic, supernatural book I ever read, and I’ve read it over and over again. There is always something new to discover about it and the speeches by Heathcliff and Cathy are some of the most enduring, powerful words in English literature
3. One book you are looking forward to reading?
The new Susanna Kearsley book, Bellewether. I love her timeslip, paranormal style and this one looks pretty good. Can’t wait.
Watch For Me By Candlelight
“The stars are aligning and it’s time again …”
Working at the Folk Museum in Hartsford village means that Kate Howard is surrounded by all sorts of unusual vintage items. Of course she has her favourites; particularly the Victorian ice skates with a name – ‘CAT’ – mysteriously painted on the sides.
But what Kate doesn’t realise is how much she has in common with Catriona Aphrodite Tredegar, the original owner of the skates, or how their lives will become strangely entwined. All Kate knows is that as soon as she bumps into farrier Theo Kent, things start getting weird: there’s the vivid, disconcerting visions and then of course the overwhelming sense that she’s met Theo before …