I never expected to write a saga; or even a short story, until a chance item in the newspaper opened up confronting information about my own life that I had gone an entire lifetime not realising.
I talked about my findings with an experienced writer, editor and close friend. Her enthusiastic interest prompted me to believe that I did have a story to tell.
And so, the saga began.
People who read The Laundry Girl and attended presentations of the book had many questions. And I found much of the question time was spent reminiscing about something I had written, maybe about a department store, a street, or an event. I remembered tracts that I deleted from the first manuscript because I thought the story may become too lengthy, and subsequently boring.
However, given the response of readers, I now believe that in this hectic, social media, often banal, and immediate world we inhabit, reminiscing is not boring and may bring comforting or amusing memories to readers.
It was also with surprise that the realisation came to me of what solace having dedication to my story, and of turning regularly to the laptop for some years had been.
So here I go again! Half way through my second book!
Faye Bohling divides her began time between Perth, and where she lives in the idyllic southwest town of Dunsborough, spending time with her beloved family, which includes seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.