Clubhouse Chat Guest: Jenny Worstall

I am delighted to be able to share this interview from Paula R C Readman’s wonderful blog. I had so much fun answering her questions with a strong freshly brewed coffee beside me.

From Funeral Birds To Seeking The Dark

Welcome to Clubhouse Chat page. Those of you who are not a member won’t be aware that the location of the Clubhouse is shrouded in mystery. The only way to visit it is via membership or an invite to the tearoom. Every few days, I’ll be sharing a conversation with all sort of writers and authors at different levels of their writing careers. Over tea and cakes, or maybe a glass of something stronger, I shall be chatting with my guest about their work in progress, or latest book release.

Today, I’m welcoming Jenny to the tearoom. Welcome.

Thank you for inviting me for a chat, Paula. The tearoom is amazing and look at all those cakes. Mmm.

Yes, the cakes are too lovely. I hope your freshly ground coffee is to your liking. My first question iscan you choose five of your favourite authors and list them in…

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Earlier this autumn, I began thinking about Remembrance Day. I always find it very moving and, like many, have been wondering how the occasion would be marked in these strange times. Would there be poppies for sale? How would the Annual Festival of Remembrance take place amidst social distancing requirements? Could I write something as my own tribute to the brave men and women who give so much to keep us all safe?

Then I chanced upon the Romantic Novelists’ Association flash fiction competition; we were invited to to write no more than 250 words on the theme of ‘Chasing Rainbows’. Suddenly I knew what I could write about. ‘Chasing Rainbows’ usually means pursuing an impossible dream, but what if you were a really determined and courageous person – couldn’t you make that dream come true?

I called my flash ‘Marching On’ and you can find it here: