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Welcome to The Quiet Knitter’s stop on the blog tour for “Walking Wounded”, I am delighted to share a share a post with you about the author of this magnificent book.

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Without further ado, that’s shine the spotlight on Anna Franklin Osborne ….

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Author spotlight

  • Years ago:

Aside from being younger and thinner? We moved around a lot as a child and I was never in one school for more than 2 years. I am now a mixed bag of wanderlust and homebody as a result, loving putting roots down for the first time, but always itching to go travelling again. I am really hoping that Machu Picchu will wait for me because I am determined to get there… I also NEED to go back to a particularly special place in France where I lived from 12 to 14 years old to top up my happiness and well-being – frequently!!

  • Family:

Thomas was born 13 years ago, and Emma 11. Two beautiful and fabulous kids, so close people often think they are twins… Thomas helped design the cover for Walking Wounded (he was most offended by the first choice of font, saying it was completely inappropriate for the era, and spent hours finding the perfect one). Emma is the model on the cover – her first assignment, costing me a hot chocolate and a muffin.

When I was pregnant with Emma, Thomas was a blossoming toddler, singing with me and chatting away in determined little sentences. I felt so guilty because I was so afraid that I was ruining his life by having another child and diluting my attention, then instantly guilty that the Bump must have just felt me think that… then on the day when Emma was born, Neil, my husband, brought Thomas to meet her. I could hear them walking down the corridor and actually went cold with fear. Then Thomas climbed up onto the hospital bed and looked at her in such wonder: ‘Mummy, she’s got such tiny little hands,’ and it was love at first sight. In that moment, I realised that love is infinite and all-encompassing, and that there was enough love in our little lives to share…

  • Work:

I am a chiropractor and have worked in private practice for the past 25 years. I love looking after my patients, and as it is the kind of work where you can chat as you go, you really get to know people well, and I really love that. I recently qualified as a hypnotherapist too, which I am finding hugely useful to help people mange so many of their stress-related symptoms.

I also teach – I am a clinical tutor at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, specifically mentoring the final year senior students in the student clinic there. This is a perfect balance for me, although it can be tough juggling the two.

  • Hobbies:

Seriously?? I am a working mother and would just snooze if I could! But truly my passion is singing and I love my nights at the Chicken Soup choir more than anything. What I would truly love, one day, is for writing to become my job, and singing my hobby… I think I might need to produce more than one novel to achieve this dream though…

  • Future:

When my kids leave home, I want to sell up and buy the kind of boat we couldn’t possibly afford while we have a house! I would love to just head off and see what happens – starting with cruising around Scotland. On this boat would be my husband, my dogs, my cat and my laptop, with a g&t in my hand, a new novel in my head and time to write it.

Give me time…

A huge thanks to Anna for taking time out of her busy schedule to join me today and being so wonderful in the spotlight!

You can buy a copy of “Walking Wounded” on Amazon here


Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the blog tour for reviews, extracts and fantastic guest posts!

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