Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share

I have been fortunate enough to be featured this week in Authors Showcase and my memoir is about a visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy.

I hope you enjoy it and it resonates with you. Please if you get the opportunity make a visit to this very moving place just on Omaha Beach where the soldiers landed.

https://www.fd81.net/freds-blog/american-cemetery-by-neal-atherton

Rows of crosses give a moving and stark reminder of the events of D-Day at the American Cemetery Omaha Beach

IF YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL PLEASE CONTACT Authors Showcase BELOW –

There are many other inspiring stories on there so please click the link and enjoy.

Fred’s Blog (fd81.net) has been around for six years. It started as an editorial feedback tool for the author Robert Fear (nickname Fred) as he worked on the second edition of his first memoir Fred’s Diary 1981: Travels in Asia. To attract more contributors he ran his first travel story competition in which entries were published on the blog. These competitions continued for four years and resulted in three editions of the Travel Stories and Highlights books (2017/2018/2019). Last year Robert ran an Authors Showcase and another book resulted – 40 Memorable Life Experiences (from 21 authors, writers and poets). In between he has also hosted a number of guest blogs and promoted two other books that he self-published – Exclusive Pedigree: My life in and out of the Brethren (his father’s memoir) and more recently his own memoir – Summer of ’77: Beaches, bars and boogie nights in Ibiza. At the moment he is running another Authors Showcase with the subject of ‘Inspirational True Stories’. This is open until the end of September. Here is a link to the guidelines if you are interested in entering your own contribution: https://www.fd81.net/2020-showcase-guidelines.html

Published by Neal Atherton

My passion is writing about travel and particularly French travel. I have traveled extensively in France and wine and food has always featured on my travels and now in my books. My friends always await our return from France with the latest new finds from the vineyards and I was more than happy to keep sampling. I am from Lancashire in the north of England but have now relocated to Somerset (nearer to France) and able to enjoy devoting my time to writing and new discoveries. France came late to me as a destination, in fact so conservative was my travel upbringing that it was a long time before I even ventured to Cornwall. I have more than made up for the slow start and have enjoyed helping many others with their travel plans to France and especially to Paris and Provence. I have written a series of four books on France - Three are now on Amazon:THE FIRST TIME WE SAW PARIS about our first steps in French Travel, THYME FOR PROVENCE our discovery of that glorious region and the people and places we met and discovered, A DREAM OF PARIS a personal memoir of our times in Paris with friends. France has been fun, we have been burgled on our very first arrival, we discovered the best cafe that changed our travel lives on the very next day, we learnt about French wine, we escaped from the most horrendous gite, we found the best of gites, B & B's and people, we laughed and cried with dear friends in Paris, I was hosed down by a crazy owner to cool me down in Provence, our breakfast in a remote village was served by the French army, we stepped totally out of our comfort zone and discovered the best of French culture. The experiences are varied and many and please come with me as I retell the stories and my footsteps are there to follow. I am also writing about ancestry and genealogy and my first book about our incredible family story themed around war and the military is now on Amazon - A BULLET FOR LIFE. I love the English game of cricket, golf, soccer, photography, walking and cooking. Oh, and travel of course.

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