On 6 March 2017, I launched my writing career with the publication of my debut novel, 'The Journey Home'. A work of literary fiction, this book explores issues of the mind, body and spirit on a path of self-development. There are lots of things in life that we don’t talk about because we are concerned about what others might think. But when we start to open up about these things, we realise we have so much in common. This book starts to explore some of those issues.
Set in Kent in July 2014, this is the story of Julia, a 40-year old personal assistant who takes two weeks out of her busy career schedule to spend some time at home, trying to make sense of her life and the crazy world around her. We are taken though Julia's deepest and darkest thoughts and deeds as she travels along her journey to find out her purpose in life. Through facing up to her past failures, she is able to let go of negative emotions and embark upon a path towards freedom, forgiveness and peace.
It's a story of great friendship, love and resolution. Although the world is very much an alien place, there are kindred spirits who help Julia along her way - critically, Jim, Julia's husband; and Marg, an unknown work colleague who becomes one of Julia's best friends.
Writer, author, thinker, storyteller
Jill Ann Harper
Julia concludes that the world is abnormal but it has to be in order to provide the training ground for developing character, practising patience and finding peace, happiness and love. Julia discovers she is alive! Ultimately this is a story about letting go of anger and travelling towards freedom and happiness in an affirmation of one's life.
The Journey Home is available in paperback and on Kindle here.
I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the production of stories I feel are worth writing about. I am a curious and proactive author, interested in building on the foundations set by classical literature but linking them to modern themes and trends. I'm currently busy writing my second novel, 'The Artist', which is due for publication in early 2019.