Ten years and six books


Recently I celebrated ten years of being an author, it’s a huge milestone and one that I’m very proud of. In those ten years years I have published six books and I am currently working on books seven and eight. So, I thought it would be fun to write a post about my published books, so that readers can find all the details.

August 2018 – Wind Across the Nile

A few months ago I released book number six, a historical suspense set in Egypt. History is a passion of mine and this book was one that I loved writing as I got to weave aspects of my favourite historical era into it.


Book Description:

Can she survive where her ancestors failed?

Suffering with grief after the tragic death of her family, Cora Thomas flees to Egypt, desperate to escape the overwhelming loss.

In Luxor, she meets gruff Egyptologist Nick Foster who wants little to do with her, and his employee Sam, who instantly becomes a much sought-after friend.

As she settles into life along the Nile, discovering the country’s vast history and culture, Cora learns about the contents of an old diary discovered in her parents’ home. As the diary’s story unfolds, it reveals hardship, love, tragedy and a potentially life-threatening family feud spanning generations.

From the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands to the ruinous sands of the Egyptian desert, Wind across the Nile is a story of unbreakable family bonds, adversity and self-preservation.

Available to buy on eBook or Paperback on Amazon.

Coming to other retailers very soon!

Also ask in your local bookshops for the paperback!


November 2016 – The Secrets – A Collection of Poems and Short Stories 

Book number five is a very special collection of Poems and Short stories that I originally wrote in the 1990’s. Many have themes of fantasy or nature running through them, inspired by my love of history and places I have visited.

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Book Description:

An imaginative collection of poems and short stories, inspired by a love of ancient history, the English countryside and sites such as Glastonbury Tor, Burrowbridge Mump, Bodium Castle and Giza Plateau.

Exploring life, nature, love, strength and determination, the poems and short stories in this book are both captivating and thought provoking.

“Life is a gift, live it and love it.”

Available to buy on eBook download on Amazon.


October 2015 – Temperance, Book two of the Moon Series

Book number four, is a thriller/suspense. A follow-up to the book Integrate, Book one of the Moon series. In Temperance we learn more about some of the characters from the first book and even though I never intended to write a follow-up I really like this story.

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Book Description:

Gabriel is weary, hunting for a murderer.
Patience is adrift, her life a complete lie.
Nate is scared, hiding from his worst fears.
Juliet is frantic, her time is running out.

As four fragile lives collide, the truth is finally revealed.

And betrayal and death become inevitable.

Available to buy in the following retailers:

Amazon – eBook or paperback  

Nook (Barnes and Noble) – eBook  

Kobo – eBook

Apple (iTunes) – eBook

Also ask in your local bookshops for the paperback!


July 2014 – Among the Olive Groves

Book number three, is a historical suspense set in Zakynthos, Greece and Cornwall, UK. I have close ties with the island of Zakynthos, and the book was written to show the island in a positive light and highlight some of the things that happened on the island during WW2.


Book Description:

Elena Petrakis adores living on the Greek island of Zakynthos. When World War Two looms her way of life is threatened. Left with no choice she joins the island’s resistance to fight for what she believes in; her family, her home, and her freedom.

Decades later, thousands of miles away in the Cornish town of Newquay, Kate Fisher prepares to celebrate her twenty-first birthday, but her joy is fleeting when she learns she is adopted. Abandoning life in England, Kate flees to Zakynthos, where she is forced to acknowledge a life she has struggled to come to terms with, one that will change her future.

From the beautiful crystal turquoise seas of the Ionian Islands to the rugged shores of the Cornish coast, ‘Among the Olive Groves’ is a story of love, bravery and sacrifice.

Available to buy the following retailers:

Amazon  – eBook or paperback on Amazon 

Barnes and Noble – Paperback  

Also ask in your local bookshops for the paperback!


October 2013 – Integrate, Book one of the Moon Series

Book number two, is a thriller/suspense and the first book of the Moon series. The book was originally a screenplay and I decided to turn it into a book as I really liked the story and thought it deserved to be read.


Book Description:

A battered and broken body lies in the road. A discovery that leaves the local community gripped with fear. Suspicion as to who killed the woman is rife.

Corinne’s peaceful life is shattered by the tragic death, forcing her to struggle daily with overwhelming grief and loss.

A chance meeting with a stranger helps Corinne through the hurt and pain, but can she really trust Jack?

Available to buy from the following retailers:

Amazon – eBook or paperback

Nook (Barnes and Noble) – eBook 

Kobo – eBook  

Apple (iTunes) – eBook

Also ask in your local bookshops for the paperback!


November 2008 – Nabataea

Book number one, a historical suspense set in Jordan. The idea came from a trip to Jordan that my husband and I took on our honeymoon. The place fascinated me so much that I felt I had to write to book set there, it was also an opportunity to write about something historical.


Book Description:

Cassie O’Brien couldn’t believe it; she had finally scooped the biggest job of her writing career, an assignment that would take her to the Ancient City of Petra in Jordan to work on an Archaeological dig. She was to work alongside Dane Marsters and his team, who knew that the artefacts they were seeking, may change the course of Jordanian history. As Cassie immerses herself into the unknown world of Archaeology experiencing a country and history unlike one she has never known before, and forging friendships that will last a lifetime. What Cassie and Dane hadn’t foreseen however was for their serene world to be thrown into intrigue and danger brought on by old adversaries, desperate for revenge. A situation that would threaten the Archaeological dig and the lives of everyone involved, bringing turmoil to their everyday world, forcing the pair to push aside growing feelings of love for each other.

Due to no longer being with this publisher, this book is out of print and no longer available to buy. It will however be republished under a new name soon.

Future work by Chrissie Parker

There are a number of new and exciting book coming soon, publish dates are yet to be be confirmed but will be as follows:

A Night of Thunder

This book is a reader requested follow-up to Among the Olive Groves. readers will learn more about the character of Athena and Richard and what happened to them.

Zakynthos Flower of the East

This book is a factual history book being co-written by myself and a talented writer Louise Inzk. It will cover the history, tradition and culture of the Greek island of Zakynthos.

Retribution, book three of the Moon Series

This book is a book three of the Moon Series, rolling on from temperance. It will wrap up Patience and Joe’s stories.

Under a Scorching Sun

This book will be the revised/re-published edition of Nabataea (mentioned above).

Chrissie x

Chrissie is an author who loves history and enjoys travelling and days out exploring. www.chrissieparker.com

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Among the Olive Groves – four years old

Among the Olive Groves display at a book event

It’s been four years since I released Among the Olive Groves, a book that I worked incredibly hard on and poured my heart and soul into, and it meant so much to me that releasing it made me incredibly anxious, I had no idea if anyone would read it or even like it. I worried that it just wouldn’t be good enough but I persevered anyway, as the story was too important for me not to publish it, so finally after a lot of hard work it was released in July 2014 (Paperback August 2014).

Holding my first paperback copy!

Now four years on I am both humbled and overwhelmed by the response Among the Olive Groves has received both here in the UK, and internationally and I can’t believe the support I’ve received and I’m very grateful.

One of my favourite reader photos

Here’s a little snapshot of the amazing things that have happened since July 2014:

  • Among the Olive Groves has sold thousands of copies worldwide
  • Among the Olive Groves has been bought and read in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA, UK
  • In 2016 Among the Olive Groves won an historical fiction award
  • The book text has also been used for TIE International ESOL exams in Greece
  • Among the Olive Groves is available in my local public and college libraries
  • I’ve received hundreds of wonderful reviews and personal messages from readers and often see people recommending it to others on social media
  • I’ve been interviewed about the book on the radio in both the UK and Greece 
  • I’ve been interviewed about the book for podcasts in the UK, Greece and USA
  • I’ve been interviewed about the book for Book Club YouTube videos in the UK
  • Among the Olive Groves was featured in a Huffington Post interview
  • Among the Olive Groves has appeared at book Festivals and Book Club Events
A great reader photo!
Talking about the book on the radio
Another great reader photo!

When I wrote Among the Olive Groves I never imagined that things would go so well, it was simply a book that I had to write, because the story was so important to me that it needed to be told. Sometimes I still pinch myself, as I can’t quite believe it happened. I truly appreciate the incredible support, I know I couldn’t have done any of the above without it. Most of all though, I thank people for loving the book the way they do, that means the absolute world to me.

Another lovely reader photo
Appearing at a literary festival with fellow author Rebecca A Hall
Another great reader photo

Among the Olive Groves is a very special book to me and I’ve come to realise that it is to many other people too, so much so, that many readers have asked for a follow-up to be written, so I’ve agreed I will do one (more information below!). Among the Olive Groves always will have a place in my heart and I hope that it continues to bring joy to many more readers over the next four years. Thanks for sticking with me!

Among the Olive Groves at my local library
Among the Olive Groves at my local library

A Night of Thunder (Follow-up to Among the Olive Groves)

***Spoilers ahead for those who may not have read Among the Olive Groves yet!***

Earlier this year I made the decision to write a follow-up to Among the Olive Groves, after many requests from readers. There was never meant to be one, Among the Olive Groves was only ever meant to be one story/one book, but so many readers desperately want to know what happened to the character Athena. So, I’m now researching and writing the highly anticipated follow-up which will be called A Night of Thunder. The story will be set in Bristol (UK), the island of Zakynthos and on mainland Greece. I have planned the whole story and readers will not only learn more about the character Athena, but also the brave British Airman Richard, and his life away from the war and Greece. The story will drop in from the moment that Richard leaves the island with Athena and we will travel through time and Athena’s life, learning where she went, who she met and what she did. I’m enjoying the research and have started writing the book already, publication date has not yet bee set, but more news will be added to my facebook group Chrissie Parker Book Group, when I have it.

  • What was your favourite thing about Among the Olive Groves?


Chrissie is an author who loves history and enjoys travelling and days out exploring. www.chrissieparker.com

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A New Year of exciting possibilities

January is now upon us, the Christmas tree, decorations and tinsel have been packed away for another year, and ahead of us is another twelve months of exciting possibilities. We have another spring and summer to look forward to, when the world brightens with flowers, green grass and blue skies, when the sun shines and life starts anew and days lengthen.


I love winter and all it brings, there is still so much to see and do, but I’m also every excited about the year ahead. I’m excited about all the work I have before me, and the projects I’m currently involved in. If all goes according to plan, there will be some big announcements in 2018, and as much as I’m bursting to tell you what they are I can’t just yet, as there are so many variables, but keep checking in, as I hope to be able to bring you news about some of it very soon.

The first big bit of news I can tell you though, is about my forthcoming book Wind Across the Nile. I now have a release date for it and I will be announcing it on my Facebook Group Chrissie Parker Book Group this weekend. So head on over and join the group if you would like to be one of the ones who hear the news first!


The other bit of news is that my book Among the Olive Groves is currently on download sale on Amazon for 99p for UK readers. So if you haven’t got your copy yet, then now’s the time to grab a bargain! It’s the perfect time of year to lose yourself in a book set on a sunny Greek island.


Enjoy January, it can be a hard month to get through after all the fun and festivities of December. Have a great year, I hope that 2018 makes dreams come true for all of you.

  • What are you looking forward to the most in 2018?


Chrissie is an author who loves history and enjoys travelling and days out exploring. www.chrissieparker.com

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