Guest Writer Spot

I’m thrilled to welcome my lovely friend, Glynis Smy to my Guest Writer Spot. Glynis and I met through a mutual writer friend, Les Moriarty who sadly passed away last autumn. The two of us recently spent a weekend away together, which inspired Glynis to write the wonderful piece below.
Here’s a little bit about the super-talented Glynis:

Glynis Smy lives in Harwich, Essex. It is a port town and the place where the Mayflower ship was built. The ship’s captain lived in the town, and Samuel Pepys was MP for Harwich, but most importantly, it is where Glynis’s latest novel, Whitefoam is based.

The book is sitting patiently awaiting publication, and in the meantime, ex-nurse Glynis writes a sequel to her novel, Maggie’s Child. This book reached #1 in the Victorian historical paid listing on Amazon in 2013, and in 2014, reached the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. In 2014, Glynis was shortlisted for the Festival of Romance Fiction New Talent Award, and her self-published books were accepted into Suffolk libraries.

When not writing, she enjoys Zumba, fishing, and plays with two little granddaughters. Glynis also enjoys attending writing events. Her online presence is:


Camouflaged Time in Italian


Glynis Smy

Friendship. The ability to laugh at a stuffed dummy in army uniform from a grimy hotel room window.

Friendship. The opportunity to mourn a mutual friend in the appropriate manner – with wine.

Call it a  Moriarty Moment.

Friendship. The chance to just – chat surrounded by dresses in a well-known store that starts with P…

Pals = Friendship

Friendship. The knowledge that the friendship will last and you crave for more…

More: laughter

More: tears

More: chit-chat…

More wine: ‘cos Italian food is not to be ignored, and you long for more.

More: time …

Time: to honour the passing of a mutual friend …

Friendship = taking time for…


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14 Responses to Guest Writer Spot

  1. Helen says:

    Very moving piece.

  2. Glynis Smy says:

    Ah, our weekend will never be forgotten. Nor will our guard across the road! Thanks for hosting me today, Esther. x

  3. Pingback: Guest Writer Spot | Glynis Smy: Author

  4. Margot Kinberg says:

    Oh, this is wonderful! Beautiful piece, and well written. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for featuring Glynis!

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