AN award-winning author from Read has launched her final novel.
With the price of printing going up, and the threat of Kindle sales, Linda Sawley (63) has now decided that her eighth book will be her last.
She signed copies of “Weaving Through the Years” at Read Library.
The novel quite literally weaves two tales of a family living in 1875 and a young girl who, in the 21st century, is given a family Bible by her great-grandmother.
It has been labelled as “fascinating” and “gripping” by Richard Bell of Writing Magazine. Linda, said: “The novel is inspired by my great-grandmother, who lived in Burnley, but it isn’t a biography. Her and her brother were both weavers. My sister has said that it is a crying shame that I am giving up writing, because she thinks it is my best book yet.”
“Weaving Through The Years” is being sold at venues including The Bookshop, in Colne, Pendle Heritage Centre and Clitheroe Books in Moor Lane.
Money raised from sales of the novel will go to Derian House Children’s Hospice and the Ribble Valley and White Rose Ladies’ Club.
Linda is a retired senior lecturer in children’s nursing at the University of Central Lancashire, having worked previously as a nursery nurse, midwife, and children’s nurse.
In retirement, Linda keeps herself busy with voluntary work, church activities and speaking engagements, not to mention plenty of holidays!
Linda’s books have a strong following in Lancashire and beyond, and she is available for giving talks about her writing and other topics.
Through the sales of her books, Linda gives donations to two charities.
First is Derian House children’s hospice, where Linda worked on an ad hoc basis after retirement.
Secondly is the Ribble Valley/White Rose Ladies’ Club, who raise money for children’s cancer research in the North of England.
Since the start of her publishing company in 1998, Linda has raised over £3,500.