So this brought tears to my eyes! My lovely client Julie Collins was featured in a piece by the UK's ITV (Julie hails from Jersey) about her debut novel, Blood in the Sand (pen name Kelly Clayton) and the very personal motivation that brought it to fruition. (I make an appearance at the 1:52 mark--well, my name does!) I had the privilege of working with Julie on a developmental edit and a copyedit of this romantic thriller set on the isle of Jersey. Please give it a look! it's a wonderful piece!
When family tragedy strikes, New York lawyer Grace Howard travels to the Channel Island of Jersey. Welcomed by her family’s connections by marriage and suffering from a personal setback, Grace is introduced to two very different men. However, all is not as it first appears in this island community, and before long Grace is caught up in a murder enquiry. In her time of greatest need, Grace doesn’t know who she can trust.
DCI Jack Le Claire has returned to his Jersey roots after a stint with the London Metropolitan Police, where he worked Homicide and Serious Crime. After months of dealing with run-of-the-mill cases, Le Claire cannot help but miss his time with the Met and secretly longs for something more challenging.
Be careful what you wish for -- it might just come true.
Blood in the Sand is available now in ebook and print format on Amazon and Amazon UK. Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and check out Kelly's website for the scoop on her upcoming releases and writing and publishing tips.