Author, Barbara Studham


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Writing Breaks

Life is not all writing!

Writing Breaks

I write too often, so I need frequent breaks to loosen up my mind and imagination. One of those breaks included a recent visit to my friend’s home to sample Rodan and Fields skin care line. She is a consultant for the company and highly recommends their products. Well, like every other woman, I was sceptical of yet another company’s claim that its products work wonders.  However, when I tried a sample of the REDEFINE renewing cream, I was in awe of the results. Within only a few days, my complexion was firmer, and less, well … wrinkled!  Yes, sad to say, I do have wrinkles, but am anticipating a more youthful skin over the next few weeks. In fact, I can see it heading that way now.

My friend, Viga Boland, is having a home party on May 31st in the Hamilton-Wentworth area. There, you will see many of the products Rodan and Fields offer. To contact Viga about the event, or for information on Rodan & Fields: go to http://vianvi.com/2017/03/rodan-fields-skin-care/

Writing Breaks

The reason I took a break from writing at that time, was due to editing my latest book in the Under the Shanklin Sky series, titled, A Hint of Spring. To be published this year, it will be available from your Amazon, or the following link: http://www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham

A Hint of Spring

A Hint of Spring

A Hint of Spring: A Hint of Spring is the fourth in the Under the Shanklin Sky fiction series, and offers Milly Mullan a new adventure. Rain, hail, sleet, gale; the petulant, English winter reluctantly gives way to spring by mercilessly battering the town of Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. Conversely, spring ushers in a new adventure for retiree, Milly Mullan, resident of flat number 6 in the Old Stone House situated on Hope Beach. Anticipating an upcoming fundraising gala, she is shocked to discover the host, Evelyn Scott, is embezzling funds from its charitable agency: Triple-F. With little evidence, Milly drags her obnoxious daughter, Rosie, into the fray who witnesses Evelyn Scott’s murder and joins the list of suspects; all of whom hated Evelyn. For a while, Milly is at a loss as to whodunit. Was it Crystal, the receptionist at Triple-F, who holds a long-standing grudge against Evelyn; or, perhaps Evelyn’s love affair, married man, Fred Barker-Ford, of Barker-Ford dog foods, and suspected collaborator in crime. Or, was the killer Tom Fielding, a local health and fitness business owner who, for personal reasons, detests Evelyn Scott. As Milly delves deeper into the case, she inadvertently saves scores of seniors from Evelyn’s scheming and their financial ruin. Given that, and her eventual solving of Evelyn Scott’s murder, she is abruptly elevated to bees’ knees status in the eyes of Shanklin’s locals.