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Friday, 9 August 2013

Sunny Days with Christine Stovell

As it is now high summer and everyone is taking time out for holidays at Famous Five Plus we are going to share our web site with some wonderful authors in our special Sunny Days special feature.

Today we welcome, Christine Stovell

Q: What is your favourite holiday memeory?

A: My favourite holiday memory probably doesn’t sound much fun!  It was the summer of what came to be known as Epic Voyage III when we sailed our vintage wooden boat, Veryan, from Portsmouth to west Wales.  That voyage threw everything at us; strong winds, big seas, me being sick for twenty-three and a half hours… well, you get the picture!  But, gosh, it also showed us the most remarkable sights; dolphins, puffins, rose-pink dawns and star-lit seas.  It also provided the inspiration for two novels, my first book, Turning the Tide, and my third, Follow a Star which is due out next summer.

I write contemporary romantic fiction and I’m published by independent publishers, Choc Lit.  I wanted to be a writer since winning a tin of chocolate in a national essay competition at primary school, but it took losing my dad to cancer to make me realise that if I was ever going to get a novel published I had to put my writing first. I live on the beautiful west Wales coast where long-distance running inspires me and helps me plan my plots.

Move Over Darling

Coralie Casey is haunted by her past. Deciding it’s time for a fresh start, she sets up ‘Sweet Cleans’, a range of natural beauty and cleaning products, and escapes to Penmorfa, a quiet coastal village in west Wales.
Gethin Lewis thinks he’s about to put his home village Penmorfa behind him for good. Now an internationally-acclaimed artist living in New York, he just has to return one last time to wind up his father’s estate.

But the village soon disrupts their carefully laid plans. As truths are uncovered which threaten to split the community apart, Gethin is forced to question his real reasons for abandoning Penmorfa, and Coralie is made to face the fact that some stains just won’t go away.

I’m on Twitter, @chrisstovell. 
My website’s at

Throughout, July and August we will be inviting more fabby guests, so please come back soon!


  1. Hi Christine!

    What wonderful ways to become inspired and to plot. Thanks very much for the post.


  2. Hi Susan, how kind of you to find the time to read and comment. It was a wonderful - if scary - time! All best wishes to you! Chris