Mother’s Day at the Macaronis

Over on The Macaronis blog we’re having a day of posting excerpts and articles to do with our characters’ relationships with their mothers.

I’m ashamed to say that this topic has made me realize how little my lads have to do with their mothers. Alec from Shining in the Sun being the notable exception, since his mum is extremely hands on in his life. In fact, many of my characters don’t have mothers at all, since they died early in their life, leaving them Conveniently an Orphan.

I’ve recently had a streak of bad fathers as villains, but this makes me think it’s about time I gave some love to my mothers. As a mother myself, I would prefer not to be so easily written out.

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11 years ago

I enjoyed the Mothering Sunday posts today – thank you! As to the lack of mothers in your books, I blame the high death rate in those olden days. Plus your chaps are busy doing things their mothers wouldn’t approve of. I mean the adventuring!! What did you think I meant? Perhaps I should have focused on the fact that they’re so far from home and without the internet can’t keep in touch with their Mums easily, so there’s no point in your developing the character and the relationship.

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