During the long silence, I have not been kicking back on an eastern shore with a plate of oysters (only for a week in the summer). No, I've been hard at work, as pictured, on the structural edit of my book, Apple Island Wife.
I’ve become a stickler for regularity in my food snacks. I have the same things all the time so I don’t have to think, I can just grab and go from the fridge.
My new snack of choice with morning coffee is Vegan Bliss Balls. These are genius. They cleverly combine a nut, an oil such as coconut, a sweetener - rice syrup, honey or maple syrup - and a dried fruit which acts as a glue once you’ve macerated everything in the blender. Sometimes there’s a seed, and often shredded coconut is involved.
As a writer, it's lovely to get onto the radio and be able to talk about your book. It helps bring it alive - not just for readers and listeners, but for the author as well! Time passes between writing a book and getting it published, and very often you forget what you've written!
Out August 2018
"Compulsive reading for anyone who has ever thought they are not living the life they should!"
River Cottage UK
Apple Island Wife is available in e-book and paperback from August 2018.
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Fiona Stocker is an English author and freelance writer living in Tasmania.