Hello, my name is Polly White. I’m a debut novelist.
I love swimming but have not been able to go recently due to a burst ear drum and surgery. Boo!
So, I have been walking and bike riding in the lovely countryside, (I enjoy watching the birds overhead as I go), to prevent my weight gain, as a passion is creating in the kitchen.
You see, I adore to cook for my family and friends.
Of course, I must taste the results to ensure I’m not poisoning them…
There is a picture of an Easter cake that I devoured this year with a little help from my friends.
At present, I’m trying out healthy-ish sweet recipes for a friend’s daughter’s Christening. The fruit cake I’m contributing was made before Christmas, with lashings of rum sporadically added I trust that it will not disappoint.
The icing and flowers are all that needs to be added.
There will be no nibbling of this one, though. Just the smell tells me it will be a treat for the taste buds. Then, my next challenge is to deliver the cake without mishap.
My writing has returned to completing short stories, lately. A goal is to bring together an anthology. Maybe a cookery book is calling? We’ll see.
I’ve published an empowering New Adult novel called ‘What If I Go?’ published by Solstice Publishing.
After working with young people for many years and research, I wrote this novel to raise awareness of grooming to vulnerable students.
I got it published at the end of January this year, as it has a Christian hopeful message and they have a faith imprint.
I’m seeking the attention of student readers wishing to wise up to grooming and the controlling nature of gangs. This may be augmented from the showcasing regarding book downloads from their parents or directly.
‘What If I Go?’ is suspense that gives a heads up to vulnerable college goers about possible gang exploitation. Unfortunately, there is much truth in the story when naive young people get taken in.
The protagonist, Grace, seeks to find her identity in moving to the UK.
She trusted too easily and was so keen to be loved that she lets her barriers down.
The consequences of her mistaken affair are life changing, but see how she gets by with lots of help from her friends and professionals who care.
The road to recovery is dangerous.
I hope this raises awareness of the harsh reality of city life for an Eastern European country girl.
Thank God that there is hope while there is discussion about such abuse.