DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
England, 1947. Ellie Montford is sent to boarding school by her cold and distant parents, joining her best friend’s family on their farm for the holidays. She forges a bond with her friend’s brother, Simon, who promises to marry her – but childhood promises may not last…
Sardinia, 1961. Ellie, now a young woman, joins her parents in Cagliari, where her father works for the Foreign Office. Attending classes at the local university, she meets Gino, a young professor.
Is he really everything he claims? Or is their love doomed to fail?
Sardinia, 2006. Ellie’s granddaughter Sara is sent by her company to Cagliari. On a night out, she meets Luca, an archaeologist and professor. Their love affair mirrors that of her grandmother and Gino’s from over forty years before.
Their happiness is short-lived as Sara finds hints of a long-buried secret that could separate them. Who is Luca, and what is his connection to Gino?
Lexa has self-published two other books set
in Sardinia. The Whispering Wind was a finalist at the Next Generation
Indie Book Awards 2014 and the National Indie Excellence Awards 2014. Children of the Mists which was a
winner at The Book Excellent Awards 2016.
The book Love in Another Time is also
set in Sardinia.
She has always loved writing, but with four
boys and helping her husband to run his business, there was never a lot of time
At the age of 65, Lexa decided to retire and
to do something she enjoyed. She went
back to The Whispering Wind and realised why it had not been published. She
rewrote it and sent it out once more. Lexa did have an offer, but they wanted a
different ending. This was something she
was not prepared to back down on. So, having done everything themselves during their
life, her husband encouraged her to publish it herself.
All writers dream of being published, and Lexa is no exception, even if it does come late in her life.
Lexa currently lives in Suffolk with her long-suffering husband, three Ridgebacks, and five geese, and has the blessing of a wonderful family and the enjoyment of four sons, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.