Julia James, who was born in
Lynmouth but lived in Barnstaple for most of her life always wanted to write a
book and once she had worked out the plot and written the first page the rest
'I found I
couldn't stop, and wrote three books in six months,' she said.
Her first book 'Overboard', is
about a Barnstaple woman who suspects her husband is having an affair. While on
a sailing holiday in Turkey she falls overboard. Deciding that he would be
better off if she died, he leaves her to drown but she is rescued and makes her
way back to England to get her revenge.
Julia, who now lives in Turkey,
used her knowledge of sailing and the country to write the book. She and her
husband, Barry set off from England in a yacht in 1999. It was after six years
of living aboard and visiting many countries they fell in love with the Lycian
coast, bought a house and settled there.
Julia said, 'I used to write
letters to friends back in the UK and they said I should write a book about my
experiences. Instead I wrote fiction. When I first started the novel I gave it to
some friends for appraisal and one person stayed up all night reading it and
said she couldn't put it down.'
Julia is eventually planning to
return to Devon to live.
'Overboard' by Julia James is
published by Amazon.co.uk (go to
Kindle store) and costs just 86 pence
to download. Other titles are 'Identity' and 'Getaway'.
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