Friday, October 26, 2018

'Holding Pattern' out now in paperback on Amazon.

The good news is Holding Pattern, my new Irish airline novel, is out now in ebooks and paperback. It can be got from Amazon and my first review has been posted by Tulip on

This reviewer notes that it is set in the 70's and early eighties and the novel starts with the crash of a passenger jet in the jungle of Ceylon. Air hostess Kay believes her lover married pilot Graham dead and marries a friend.  However, he is held hostage by a local mercenary group and returns to Ireland  after a few years to find his wife remarried and his lover married with a baby.

She likes the many details and airline characters. For someone born in 1968, it was like revisiting things of her past , the watching of a video of a wedding with  a whole group in pre Facebook days, the renting of a video in a shop, the discrimination of married women on a job, child custody given to one parent after a divorce, the not attending a wedding due to being in mourning. It is also the days before AIDS with pilots and crew merrily frolicking during layovers in New York'

She adds, 'In my line of work I saw the last Tamil refugees-waves applying for asylum. It was interesting to read about the start of that conflict.'  With a discussion started in Goodreads maybe others will join in and give their views.  Could prove to be very engaging.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Holding Pattern my airline novel.

Yesterday was the big day, the day my airline novel Holding Pattern went online. It was for sale on Amazon as well as many other outlets. Not everyone has gone digital and emails are coming in with the vital question. 'When will it be available in paperback?'

Just finished reading the proofs so should know soon.  Rough estimate 2/3 weeks   Will be sure and let you know.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Holding Pattern will be online end of Septermber.

I didn't realise when preparing to convert my novel to digital I wasn't allowed to include the link to my Amazon page.  No, really. It seems other distributing outlets don't like it, consider it a downright unfair disadvantage.  Not to me, of course, but well, I can see their point now.  So won't do it anymore. Promise!
 Not when it's stopping my book from going online for another whole fortnight.   

The paperbacks will be a little later but I expected that.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

My new airline book Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern will be online middle of September, in paperback by end of the month. Available from Amazon. Married on  the rebound, air hostess Kay Martin, is shocked to discover her former lover, Captain Graham Pender, believed dead in a Colombo Air crash some years earlier, is alive and a hostage in the Ceylonese jungle. After being rescued, Graham returns to Ireland and flying, and meets up again with Kay.  In the aftermath of a foiled hijacked flight out of JFK to Cuba passions run high in the Miami hotel. But their love affair and Graham's career end abruptly when he is forced to return to Colombo  to face terrorist charges and Kay's world crumbles about her on finding herself pregnant with his child.