My Second Book
My second novel is a love story. “We all live precariously. We all have powerful experiences which involve only absolute bliss and love. We never really talk about it. The lives of these people all have colour and vibrancy.
The Rivers of The Cam and The Thames flow freely through Cambridge and London, as do the lives of this plethora of characters. While Elizabeth Dalston and John Cross form a loving marriage, a sea of alternative romantic dynamics emerges from the chaos of 21st-century Britain. Amidst a backdrop of philosophic and emotional turmoil, these two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form.
Investigate them. They are incredibly troubled people who need to learn not to cause trouble for others. The relationships between Elizabeth, John and other lovers are beautiful and intricate, which inspires the perception that true love, fate, passion and spirituality are the forces we live by.”
I am proud to have been invited to promote my new book “The Rivers” at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of The University of California. World events have meant that this year it took place as a virtual festival for four days commencing on Sunday, October 18th. Hopefully, the April 2021 festival will be taking place and I am happy to say that, if the world is a settled place by then, I will be attending – all thanks to the well meaning folk who kindly donated to allow me to participate – a big thank you to you all who donated.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States.
The River Cam inspires one local author. ‘That’s Cambridge’ speaks with a local author Emily Scialom about her new romance novel, The Rivers.
“Soft words softly spoken
Memories slide open
Like a childhood dream from long ago
A light shines in your eyes
And your beauty is hypnotic
Yet it’s a watch that’s swung in sadness
Your life’s been like the night’s
Always broken by the day
You’ve got a funny old mind
You think that all life’s born to shine
It’s such a beautiful thought
From a beautiful mind.”