Monday, October 1, 2007

Ladies of Class


Did you design the cover?

No

Did your publisher design the cover?

Yes

Did you get to give any input about the cover design?

Yes

Is there an interesting story behind the cover design? If so, please share the details. We tried to capture the essence of the story in the cover. The setting is England and France and there are several muders by stabbing.

Who is the cover artist? Rene at Vintage Romance

Are you happy with the cover? Very

If not, what would you change and why?

Nothing

Tell us what you think is the best part of the cover.

Big Ben & the fog

Is there anything else about your cover that we need to know? Feel free to share.

I am not the Author. It is my deceased mother-in-law's writings.

Please provide your website link.

Blog http://marjo-mumswritings.blogspot.com


What is the link to buy your book?

www.vrpublishing.com

Some additional info about the author -

Marjorie Grace Patricia Bridget Owen.

Was born on September 11th 1911 in England and endured the bombardment of World War II. She was born out-of-wedlock with an Irish Lord for a father and a Russian princess as her mother. Although her life before working is somewhat sketchy, her career, as a major London department store clothing buyer, was long and interesting. Members of the Royal family were amongst some of her more famous clients Marjorie found time to write many short stories and four novels ranging from romance to mystery. She did not attempt to publish any of her writings. We can only surmise that she wrote for the joy and did not wish to seek out any recognition or fame.

Marjorie passed away on March 28th 2004, after a very full life, at the age of ninety-three.

As an avid reader I became fascinated with Mum’s stories and books. All her writings were hand written on legal size paper or note books and on both sides of the paper.
I began reading some of the short stories ( there are fifty plus). After reading a few, I was hooked and decided to attempt, to me, the monumental task of transcribing them to computer. Mum’s writing was not the clearest, however, I had set myself the challenge and was going to follow through. At first, my husband, Mike would assist me with ‘translation’ of her hand writing. At times we would both become frustrated with each other and Mum. After a couple of stories, I was now the expert, reading her writing and even improving my typing skills and speed. I have not completed the task, with a few more stories to go and two novels, after three years of work. I have had several of her stories published with online magazines, without pay. But exposure is important. The first book of Mum’s is to be published in November 2007. “Ladies of Class” at Vintage Romance Publishing. I am really happy and hope that the book will be a success and lead to further books and stories being published. My blog for Mum’s writings is http://marjo-mumswriting.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Sun Singer said...

What a wonderful story behind the story. The transcription work had to have been a true labour of love.

Malcolm