It seems that no sooner had I found one talented local author, than a second one came to my attention soon afterwards.
Linzy Harris has lived in Somerset all her life and has currently made her home in Frome, with her husband and young family.
Her life as a child and teenager growing up, was not always a happy experience. She had undergone some pretty truamatic episodes in her young life and missed out on much of her teenage social life and education, after the onset of what would eventually be diagnosed as, ‘Absent Seizure’ epilepsy.
Linzy’s website gives a frank and open account of this period in her life and makes fascinating reading.
Linzy decided to write ‘Perdita’, a psychological thriller, to get her own thoughts and feelings into some kind of perspective and is a work of fiction based on her own personal diaries, from this troubling time.
Linzy is a self-published author and is currently working on a sequel to ‘Perdita’.
Linzy is also working on another publication, due for release later this year, called ‘My Secret World’, which is her own personal diary and writings, particularly poetry, from her years as a teenage epileptic sufferer.
Tragedy and terror haunts the life of Perdita Green, as she grows from childhood to adulthood in her family home – The Beach House.
Victimised by a psychologically abusive father in her early years, Perdita is a lonely child, desperately seeking love and recognition from her harassed mother. She seems to achieve this when her mother finally perceives what is happening and evicts her husband, devoting herself to making up for Perdita’s suffering.
Adolescence brings the onset of a series of frightening nightmares and visions for Perdita, who wrestles alone with these terrifying episodes, doubting her sanity, until she eventually confides in her mother, and is diagnosed with a form of epilepsy.
Perdita’s father is back in her life with a vengeance, which drives her to the very brink of madness. Instead she finds reserves of inner strength which help her escape and overcome the tragedy surrounding her.
She starts a new life with a new man, only to find that the horror is not yet over.