‘LA RIUÁ’ October 14, 1957: 60 Years Since The Flood That Changed Valencia Forever

On October 14, 1957, a little known disaster occurred in the Spanish city of Valencia. When I first moved to Valencia in 2005, I heard the story of the Turia (the Valencia river) flooding the city in the 1950’s. Now, the city has the beauty of a park in place of the dry riverbed. Years after I first moved to Spain, I decided to research … Continue reading ‘LA RIUÁ’ October 14, 1957: 60 Years Since The Flood That Changed Valencia Forever

PART 3: ‘Luminous Colours of Dusk’ Author Q+A

When I put out the call for questions ahead of my Luminous Colours of Dusk book release, inevitably there would be questions about Spain and my books based there. So, here is a Q&A section dedicated to my Secrets of Spain series. Why write about books based in Spain? That is a good question. I’m a New Zealander, a baby country with a small but … Continue reading PART 3: ‘Luminous Colours of Dusk’ Author Q+A

PART 2: Vengeance in the Valencian Water Q+A

To read part one, click here – PART 1: VENGEANCE IN THE VALENCIAN WATER Q+A Here we go, part two of the Q+A, time for some of the more specific questions – 6 ) Did you base the characters on real-life people, like with Blood in the Valencian Soil?  Rather than look at the situations of specific individuals and make a fictional tale based on their … Continue reading PART 2: Vengeance in the Valencian Water Q+A

Part 1: Vengeance in the Valencian Water Q+A (plus a FREE book)

Valencia, Spain: October 1957 – After a long hot summer, Guardia Civil officers José Morales Ruiz and Fermín Belasco Ibarra have had enough of their lives. Sick of dealing with lowlifes and those left powerless under Franco’s ruthless dictatorship, the friends devise a  complex system of stealing babies, to be sent away to paying families. But as the October rains fall, the dry Valencian streets … Continue reading Part 1: Vengeance in the Valencian Water Q+A (plus a FREE book)

‘LA RIUÁ’ October 14, 1957: The Flood That Changed Valencia Forever

On October 14, 1957, a little known disaster occurred in the Spanish city of Valencia. When I first moved to Valencia in 2005, I heard the story of the Turia (the Valencia river) flooding the city in the 50’s. Now, the city has the beauty of a park in place of the dry riverbed. Years after I first moved to Spain, I decided to research … Continue reading ‘LA RIUÁ’ October 14, 1957: The Flood That Changed Valencia Forever