"Today is another day in the hospital receiving my regular blood transfusion. I am feeling quite good today and looking forward to the coming weeks when Sheila and I will spend a week's holiday in Crete. Hopefully, the sun will shine down on us. I have never been to Greece, but look forward to the experience.
I am also pleased that my Facebook friends pushed me into writing my next novel a few months ago after I'd found a charming photograph of two old sisters (See photograph), and wrote a single paragraph while eating my boiled egg at the breakfast table. I wanted to demonstrate how an image, any image, can generate a stream of thought in the mind of a writer and produce a central idea which could then form the central theme of a book.
Following that little exercise, I was temporarily inundated with private messages to write the book which I said I could. This thought, having been placed in my head by your good selves, stayed there doggedly for several months; leaving my only escape from it, to one of writing the flaming book!
Being unwell for most of the past year, this book represents the only publication of mine during 2016. Thank you, Facebook friends for your gentle prod. You spurred me on to write my latest published book entitled, 'Two Sisters,' another romantic story of mine, full of mystery that comes under the umbrella title in my 'Tales from Portlaw: Book Eleven' list of tales.
I am pleased to say that novel is now published and ready for sale. I am very pleased with the final story which emerged from that photograph of two old women attached to my 'Thought for today' of January 15th, 2016.
For those of you who encouraged me to write it and who would like to read it, it can be purchased in e-book format from www.smashwords.com or in hard copy from www.lulu.com. It will be available from amazon at weekend. It is my 66th publication since 1990 and is Book Eleven, in my 'Tales from Portlaw' series of romantic stories. All profits from book sales goes to charitable causes in perpetuity, along with the £200,000 book profits given to charity from the sales of my books between 1989 and 2005.
I hope that you enjoy the book as well as enjoying your day ahead." William Forde: May 6th, 2016.