Hormonal teenage rows between mums and daughters feature in a debut novel by a Whittlesey author

Whittlesey author Eva Jordan

Whittlesey author Eva Jordan - Credit: Archant

Whittlesey mum is enjoying growing success after publishing her first novel about the trials and tribulations of life with a teenage daughter.

Eva Jordan's book 183 Times A Year

Eva Jordan's book 183 Times A Year - Credit: Archant

Eva Jordan says her book, 183 Times A Year, is a social observation of family life which took a year to write and a further year to edit.

“Although at times the mother-daughter relationship is a road fraught with diverse and complex emotions, it can also be, like many strong, female friendships, very enriching and rewarding,” she said.

“Inspired by own experiences and that of friends and family I felt inspired to write an observation of the relationship between a mother and daughter set amongst the thorny realities of today’s sometimes divided, often extended, modern family.”

The book was named after research that reckons girls argue with their mothers an average of 183 times a year and is currently available to buy through Amazon, Google Play and due soon on Apple ibooks.

And although being a parent has helped inspire her work she insists the book is not a true life tale.

Eva, who has worked in a variety of jobs locally including a women’s refuge and in Peterborough library, said: “I’ve always wanted to be a writer and have done so, on and off, for most of my life. I had some poetry published when I was younger and more recently I’ve had some short stories published.” But it wasn’t until studying for a degree through Anglia Ruskin University in 2009 that she began to believe she could aim high and set herself the goal of being a published author.

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“Storytelling through the art of writing is my passion. There is definitely going to be a sequel which is what I’m working on at the moment.

“Books should make you think, and question things and hopefully this is both funny and moving.”

Eva lives in Whittlesey with her partner and three of their four children.

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