My own piece of Southwold

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a fabulous 2018. Just had to pop in to show you a picture of my wonderful Christmas present which brought tears to my eyes. My lovely husband and daughters surprised me with a dedication plaque that will sit on the handrail on Southwold pier. I’m really thrilled that apparently, I now own a bit of the pier, as I love Southwold and have been visiting the pier and beach for as long as I can remember.IMG_2404


Pretend you haven’t noticed the lack of a comma between Steve and Rosie x


If you have read my book, Air Guitar and Caviar will know just how thoughtful a gift this is. No spoilers, just in case you haven’t  read it (yet!) but my guitar playing hero, Dylan, came from Southwold, and the pier plays a romantic part in the book. I now feel, fanciful though it may be, that Southwold will always keep a little piece of Air Guitar and Caviar, the novel of my heart, in its history.

Can’t wait for our next trip up to Southwold so I can see my plaque in situ. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that next year I might get one of Southwold’s beach huts for Christmas, but I won’t hold my breath!

 While I’m on the subject of my books you might like to know that novel number two from the Blue Skies series, The Magic of Stars, is ready to be published and I am very excited to be putting the final touches to the gorgeous cover, designed, once again, by the very talented Berni Stevens. To me, the cover conjures up the essence of the novel completely: night skies in Florence, where my brooding Italian hero, Marco, first meets Sapphire – in a non-too flattering situation. Their initial mistrust of each other fades, as they travel to Edinburgh and the Scilly Isles together, in search of the perfect aircraft for Marco’s new airline. Brooding storms, starry, starry nights, and crashing waves play out around them as their attraction to each other deepens.



About Jackie Ladbury

Writer of feel-good romance novels. Air Guitar and Caviar and The Magic of Stars out now. These are airline based novels and Christmas Kisses on Hollywell Hill is a stand-alone Christmas novel set in St Albans The Potter's Daughter to be published by Choc Lit in Spring 2019. I live in Hertford with my family and two cats and can't imagine life without being able to write. One-tenth of the Write Romantics blog team.
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2 Responses to My own piece of Southwold

  1. sharon says:

    Aw, that’s such a lovely, thoughtful gift, Jackie! I loved Air Guitar and Caviar, and I’m really looking forward to reading The Magic of Stars. Happy New Year to you and yours. xxx


  2. Thank you, Sharon, for your kind words. Happy New Year to you too. xx


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