Wednesday 20 March 2019

A Fool's Circle - Suzanne Seddon #GuestPost

Today I am pleased to be able to participate in the blog tour for A Fool's Circle by Suzanne SeddonMy thanks go to Random Things Tours and Anne Cater.   

About the Book

Kate Sanders has suffered many years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her abusive husband Alan, and convinces herself that she is only holding the family together for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter. If it wasn’t for her best friend Jill Reynolds, she would have taken the suicide option a long time ago.
As she desperately seeks a way to escape, she is contacted by a solicitor. Kate’s old aunt has died and she has been left a small fortune.
For the first time, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She dreams of a fresh start, a new home, a new life. What Kate doesn’t know is that Jill and Alan have their own secrets, and are both desperate to get their hands on her money.
Kate soon finds herself falling for the charms of Jonathon Jacobs in what she believes to be fate finally intervening and offering her a second chance, unaware that each move he makes has been directed, orchestrated and well-rehearsed as he begs her to leave her husband Alan.
But is it all too late, as she finds herself in the frame for murder

Today I am pleased to be able to share with you a lovely post from the author on 


I always knew A Fool’s Circle had potential, so in-between raising my young daughter and being my father’s full time Carer, I started to write a film script.

What started out as a short film script soon turned into a full-length feature film script. I could see the characters come to life as soon as I opened my lap top, and see the direction the film script was taking excited and desperate to get a trailer made for the project.

The only problem was I was a single mother from Islington with no money! But determined I wasn’t going to let a little thing like that stop me.

I contacted actor friends of mine, sound people and managed to get a camera crew in place. I had Islington Council loan me their offices, my local Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s even sponsored the four-day shoot for the trailer.

This was like a dream come true and I had made this all happen without costing me a single penny! My mother was my biggest supporter and helped me so much. Then everything came crashing down.

My mother went into hospital for an operation whilst the trailer was in editing. She never got to see it finished due to severe complications she remained in the hospital for two years before passing away in 2016.

I was absolutely devasted. My health also took a dramatic turn for the worse. It took me ages to watch the finished trailer but I drew strength that my mother was so proud I had achieved what I had set out to do.

I knew from that day, there would be no possible way I would be able to go ahead and film a full feature film.

My mother taught me to read, she was very much into reading and helped out in my primary school. Teaching the other children in the class. I remember as a child she would read a lot of Catherine Cookson books. She always said that one day she was going to write a book.

It was through my grief I decided as a tribute to my mother I was going to now take this script and turn it into a book.

I completed my first draft in 2017 after a lot of re-writing it was finally finished August 2018. The book will be launched on what would’ve been my mother’s 74th birthday March 17th 2019.

Wow, what a lovely post and reading that and the story behind the book, brought a tear to my eye.  Here's to a fantastic blog tour for the book and thank you for sharing the reason why you wrote A Fools Circle.  

About the Author

Suzanne Seddon was born in 1968 in Islington, London. After leaving school she had many interesting jobs, from swimming teacher to air hostess, and was able to travel the globe. Now a single mum to her teenage daughter Poppy-willow, Suzanne spends her days writing and has written several articles for magazines and newspapers.

Growing up, Suzanne witnessed mental and physical abuse within her own family which strongly influenced her when she wrote her first play, A Fool’s Circle, when she attended the famous Anna Scher Theatre. Suzanne, however, was not content to leave it there and decided to go ahead and transform her play into a novel. 

Not one to shy away from exciting challenges, she also wrote, acted, directed, cast and produced a trailer for the book around her hometown in Islington with the support of local businesses, who recognised the drive and importance of Suzanne and her work.

Suzanne is a passionate writer and she is determined to be heard so that the issue of domestic abuse is raised amongst the public's consciousness, empowering others to speak out. She wants those who suffer at the hands of another to have their voices heard, loud and clear.

Social Media Links
Twitter: @suzseddon

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My thanks to Suzanne Seddon for sharing with me the reasons behind A Fool's Circle and also Anne Cater @ Random Things Tours for my spot on the blog tour.  

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