FROM THE DEEP
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Julian Finch, widower and fisherman, awakes to learn that the bodies of two colleagues have washed up on the beach of Drake Cove. The close-knit community is under fierce public scrutiny due to a long-standing tradition called “The Culling”, the annual slaughter of pilot whales for consumption. An act which divides the nation.
The suspects are the extreme animal rights group, the Fighters Against Animal Cruelty (FAAC) who go wherever the politics is trending. They’ve been harassing the small fishing town for many years, smashing up their boats and sending vicious hate mail.
Tensions mount after a viral video, uploaded by the FAAC of Julian killing a pregnant whale, causes uproar online and in real life. In the aftermath, Julian becomes the victim of hate crime. In order to avoid further life-threatening attacks, Julian and his daughter take refuge in the home of Frank Blothio: ex-fisherman turned writer and political activist who does not have the best history with the animal rights movement, or Drake Cove as a whole.
As Julian integrates into the Blothio way of life, he discovers heinous secrets and disturbing truths lurking beneath the skin of his hometown that will change his life forever.
A day in your writing life
I start the day with cat parent responsibilities so I feed my felines. I have my breakfast, make myself a mug of tea and watch the news. I’m hooked on the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial so I’ll watch the highlights from the day before. I check my emails and do some networking. I normally post on social media in the mornings and I’ll try and sneak in some yoga stretches or I’ll go for a walk around my neighborhood.
After this, I make a second cuppa and I’ll head up to my office. I also share the space with my boyfriend, he’s an engineer and he works from home sometimes. From there, I’ll write, edit or sort out marketing until lunchtime.
The kitties get fed and then I eat. I normally watch YouTube, read or natter to the boyfriend. One of our cats goes out for a walk in the garden, she wears a harness and we take her around on a lead. Then the boyfriend and I have an afternoon walk.
Third cup of tea is made (I’m trying to cut my tea intake down lol!) and it’s back up to the office. I’ll work (writing/editing/marketing/graphic design) until 5pm and then finish for the day. We feed the cats their tea and I’ll make dinner. Boyfriend does it on the weekends haha.
I set myself goals. Write 500 words as a minimum per day. No snacking during work (fruit is allowed), sometimes I lose this especially if it’s a stressful day. Have frequent breaks from the computer screen as I can sit there for ages. I play with the cats, try and do stretches and so forth.
Sounds boring when I write about my day but I can get so much done!!
I’ll be starting a new job soon. I’m going to miss being able to write during the day but money for house bills is needed! No matter what, I’ll be fitting my writing around it – I love this art form so much.
Me and my cat, Maxine in the office. I was editing From the Deep at the time.
Kateri Stanley is a pseudonym for the multi-genre fiction writer. Since being a child, Kateri has been inspired by the wondrous mediums of books, music, TV and film. After working in the healthcare industry for eight years and studying for an Arts and Humanities degree, she made the decision to move cities in the West Midlands and live with her ever-suffering partner and their two cats. Her debut novel Forgive Me was published by indie press house, Darkstroke Books in 2021 and it reached #1 in the US Horror Fiction charts on Amazon. She is currently working on her third novel, Bittersweet Injuries and would love to pursue a full-time career in writing.
More information can be found at www.kateristanley.com.
Kateri is also active on several social media platforms.
1 winner will receive a finished copy of FROM THE DEEP, UK Only.
3 winners will receive an eBook of FROM THE DEEP, International.
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