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Far from Home by T A Williams #Review #BeneathItalianSkiesBook3

  As ever, I am delighted to feature another romance by T A Williams , set in beautiful Italy. Far from Home was published by Canelo on May 9th. The secrets of the past will unlock her future… Working in the fast-paced foreign exchange market in Canary Wharf, Amy never expected her job to drive her to collapse. With her doctor advising she take a month off work, when Amy receives a solicitor’s letter informing her of a surprise inheritance in Italy, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. But who on earth has left her a house in the sleepy Tuscan hills? As she gets to know the town and its inhabitants, Amy discovers more about the mysterious man who named her in his will. Shocking family secrets come to light, leaving Amy questioning the life she knew. The town of Sant’Antonio holds more than just secrets. Here, Amy meets Adam, a renowned TV journalist whose documentaries take him to dangerous places. But as their attraction grows, so do Amy’s worries. Her life is in England,

Meet the Author: Shawn Brink

Today I am delighted to welcome author Shawn Brink to Books, Life and Everything, to talk about his writing life and his latest novel, Pets for Legion which he describes as belonging to the Horror / Christian Horror genre. 

Welcome to Books, Life and Everything, Shawn. When did you realise that you were going to become a writer?

On some level, I’ve wanted to be a writer since old enough to hold a pencil. For years, I wrote just for my own amusement. Then, in 1994, I was working overnights at a Kmart store. The problem was, there was very little to do on my nights off. My friends were all asleep. I didn’t have online access in those days and TV only ran infomercials. So, I decided to write a novel. All I had was an old Smith Corona typewriter and a ream of paper. That manuscript never got published, but it did do one thing. It got me hooked on writing longer pieces with an eye on getting published. I began writing then in earnest and have never stopped since.

What is your favorite childhood book?

The Chronicles of Narnia, By C.S. Lewis

Tell us about your latest book without giving the plot away.

Book Title: Pets for Legion

 Genre: Horror/Christian Horror

Book Blurb:

When local school paraprofessional Sasha James rescues a child from a mysterious assailant, she unknowingly marks herself as the next target. To survive this supernatural foe, she will need to search deeper than the physical, pray for power beyond the natural, and fight like there’s no tomorrow.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

For an introvert like me, writing is energizing. I can sit for hours at my laptop and visit with my book’s characters. It’s exhilarating to watch an entire world morph out of my mind and onto my computer’s monitor screen.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’ll get better at your craft the more you do it.

Can you give any hints about any upcoming books you have planned?

The publisher that released Pets for Legion (Tell-Tale Publishing Group) is currently considering my next novel for publication. It’s an adult supernatural thriller with the working title: Bound by Blood.

Do you have any unfinished or unpublished books hidden away?

Much of my early work remains unpublished. They say practice makes perfect and that certainly applies to the craft of writing. I won’t likely ever attempt to publish those early pieces (at least not without extensive revisions) because I’ve evolved beyond them as a writer.


Thanks so much, Shawn and good luck with your writing!
About the Author

Shawn is building a following with five published novels to his name. He also has numerous shorter works in various publications and anthologies. For a list of publishing credits, and/or to learn more about Shawn’s writing, please go to his website: Shawn is represented by Liverman Literary Agency and resides in eastern Nebraska, U.S.A.

You can follow Shawn here: Website |  Twitter  |  Facebook
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Book link: Amazon US  |  Amazon UK 


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