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Mandy James

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It should be the happiest day of her life. Despite past heartache, Sarah Yates is finally marrying her true love, John Needler.

But Sarah and John can’t pretend they’re an ordinary couple. They’re time travellers and where time travel is involved, nothing runs smoothly. One minute Sarah is saying her vows and the next she is hurtled back in time to a country that is on the cusp of war, and into the company of the bad-tempered Veronica Ratchet.

Newly-wedded bliss is certainly not on the cards for Sarah as events see her travelling from the British punk era to 1950’s America. And even when she returns home she can’t escape Veronica.

But when the past and the present collide, that’s when the real problems start …

I really enjoyed writing this sequel to A Stitch in Time. It took around six months, considerably longer than the prequel which took just six weeks! I have never written a book so quickly before or since. I hadn't planned to write Cross Stitch but Sarah and John hadn't finished their adventures, and fans of their exploits nagged me until I put finger to keyboard again.

I particularly enjoyed creating Victoria Ratchet, the straight-laced and prickly 1940s school teacher and then seeing how she would cope in the present day. I think she felt most out of place in 1979 Bristol, surrounded by punk rockers! I have people poking me for a third in the series now, so we shall see...

At the moment I am writing dark suspense, but with enough light for the reader to hang on to. I love going where the muse takes me, so I wonder where I will end up?

Thanks to all those who have read any of my books. Without you, writing wouldn't be much fun! x

Editor: Mandy is very kindly donating a signed copy of Cross Stitch as a raffle prize. Details will be on website very soon. Many thanks Mandy!

Meet The Author...
Mandy James
Who Am I?

Amanda James, has written since she was a child, but has taken it up seriously in the last five years. She enjoys walking around the cliff paths around her home in Cornwall and spending time with her grandchildren.

She has written many short stories and has four novels currently published. A Stitch in Time was published in April of 2013 by and has met with great success.

The newest, also with Choc Lit are Somewhere Beyond the Sea and Dancing in the Rain (March 2014)

Righteous Exposure is published by Crooked Cat Publishing.

Mandy's new book - Cross Stitch - Out Now. A sequel to A Stitch in Time.

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