Archie Royle is a kind, funny, gentle man.
He's also my dad. My storyteller. My hero.
Except he doesn't remember my face any more.
His world, these days, doesn't include me or his family.
Life may have changed for him, but he hasn't given up on life.
Not at all.
It's just different.
Dad still tells his stories, albeit for a new audience.
He makes people smile and chuckle. As he always did.
He's a fighter, a survivor and maybe sometimes too clever for his own good! He'll surprise you. I can assure you of that.
Welcome to Magic O'Clock, where time is irrelevant and hope is unlimited.
This story is purely fictional, but the emotions are all too real.
I’ve been living in Spain since 2003 but am originally from the UK. I worked in - *yawn alert* - IT for many years before taking the plunge and moving to Spain permanently. These days, I earn a living as a translator in my community and have become more knowledgeable of body parts and functions than I’d really care to mention. With lots of free time, I started writing in 2012 with the NaNoWriMo challenge and, to be honest, I haven’t looked back since. Weird really, since English and Literature were my least favourite subjects at school. However, I’ve always loved reading. Christmas annuals (of Jackie, Bunty etc) were my most-wanted gifts and I’d always read them before the turkey was ready to eat. So, here I am, now penning stories of my own. I’ve even entered a few competitions and had a couple of my ‘winning’ stories published in an anthology, so maybe I absorbed more in those English lessons than I thought. These days, I'm pretty much focusing on my Blackleaf Agency series, which is a spin-off from Casualty of Court (which releases later this year). The series follows my two leading ladies as they set up a Private Investigations agency and take on their first cases. It's fun, frothy and light but with a darker twist lurking in the background