A Conversation with Author June Moonbridge

Vintage Treasures

Today in the Library we have June Moonbridge, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, June, please introduce yourself:

 J Moonbridge - newJune Moonbridge is my pen name. I come from Slovenia, a little country in the middle of Europe. So I apologise for all the grammar mistakes I’ll definitely make, as English is my second language.

I’m a full time working mother with two children and a husband. My biggest wish is to have a black cat (yes, my daughter still thinks I’m a witch!) and an Irish wolfhound, but I choose not to until I will have enough time for both.

My writing started over two decades ago, when my teacher criticised everything I wrote. Being stubborn, I started to publish short and not so short stories in magazines just to get back honest reviews –…

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Some interesting people

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Here is the stunningly beautiful Elisabeth Empress of Austria, known as Sisi. I am currently working on a novel about her, which I hope to publish this summer. Not only is Sisi an interesting – and challenging – protagonist, but during my research I discovered a few other interesting people whose lives touched hers. I will introduce you to them in succeeding weeks.

First among them is her cousin Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, also known as the Swan King or the Mad King, with whom she had so much in common. Both were young people trapped in roles for which they were unsuited and unable to adapt. Then there are her father, quite a few of her siblings, the statesman Otto von Bismarck,  Count Andrassy, the man she loved, and others.

Presently I am travelling home from Mexico to Ontario (via Las Vegas). Once home I will begin.