Moving Up On Manolos for 86p / 99cents

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Having decided to lower the price of Moving Up On Manolos I figured why wait until 1st of December why not just lower the price NOW.  So here it is, as of right now you can get Moving Up On Manolos for just 86p / 99cents.  And that's a further reduction, EVERYTHING MUST GO.

I promise this will be the best 86p / 99cents you ever spend!

New book FIGHTING LOVE coming soon

Thursday, 24 November 2011

It's official the release date of my second book *drum roll* if you will...........
4th February!! Let the virtual champagne flow.

Before Fighting Love has it's launch party with inadequate paraphernalia I've decided to lower the price of my first book. As of 1st December Moving Up On Manolos will be at the bargain price of 99p / $1.38  An essential pick me up during this over-indulging festive period and deliciously calorie-free.

Tis the season for Manolos

Firing On All Cylinders

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Moving Up On Manolos is now on Diesel

Just in the Nook of time

For the Nook readers out there get your Moving Up On Manolos here.

I do love to be beside the seaside

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Bavaria one week then Camber Sands, England the next.  No holiday in ages then 2 come along at once.  I'm in London this month for a wedding and to see a play,   'A Round-heeled Woman' at the Riverside Studio, Hammersmith. Directed and adapted for the stage by the brilliant Jane Prowse, (which she tells me will be transferring to the West End after its 8 weeks run at Hammersmith).  Jane Prowse is a TV director, screenwriter and the author of the Hattori Hachi series about a teen ninjutsu warrior.  A MUST READ.  I've also booked a West End show, 'Legally Blonde' ... I'm so excited.  My friend and I have arranged to meet in Liberty and I'm already getting butterflies thinking about  my favourite store in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.  I could happily wile away the rest of my days in Liberty.  Something tells me my bank balance won't be looking too healthy after this particular trip. 

Camber Sands is beautiful, a sandy beach that stretches for miles and miles, large dunes that give your legs a good work out but it was Dungeness that made a lasting impression on me.  It doesn't even look like England, all marshland with a scattering of beach huts and a Nuclear Power station hovering over it like some menacing sea creature. The fish & chips at The Brittania Inn were tasty though.

N.B.  Incidentally Camber Sands doubled for the Sahara Desert in the film "Carry on Follow That Camel".   There's where Jane in Moving Up On Manolos gets her annoying trait for facts

Weekend in Bavaria

Sunday, 23 October 2011

As winter draws in...  (oh I hear you all cry not more reasons for fake tan sales to rise, the whole world's going to be full of oversized umpa lumpa's).  I took a chance and got a late flight to Munich last weekend.

Brilliant Bavaria is all I can say.  After a leisurely walk around the English gardens I stopped off for a beverage, after my first customary litre a Hans or Fritz started looking my way. We chatted in the way only you do when no one is around, you know your fantasising holiday patter, no one ever talks like this on a daily basis, summing up nationalities, philosophising on life, comparing cities, cultures, countries then the charm kicked in (or the wheaty wet matter).  Turned out to be a fun weekend.

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

My book is now available at Apple's iBookstore.

Please drop by

Coming to an ebook store near you

Saturday, 1 October 2011

What a glorious sunny morning, and I'm perched by the window of a coffee house ready to wile away the day sipping *slurping* coffee and writing... well editing.  I want to publish Fighting Love by the end of the year and it still needs work.  But before I make a start Moving up On Manolos is now available to buy on Smashwords so those with PCs you can check it out here: 

It's also been approved for Smashwords premium catalogue (woohoo!) so soon to be appearing at these ebook stores: Apple iBook, Barnes & Nobel Nook, Sony, Kobo and Diesel.  


Sunday, 25 September 2011

"Moving up on Manolos made its debut this week and so did I on Face-Time. It was better than OPRAH, RICHARD & JUDY put together, so thank you ladies of the subterranean cellar circle. Hmmm... another book title in the making... The only real magic is in the imagination and these gals had plenty of that. It was quite amazing to get feedback from all of you that took the time to read my novel, so a massive thank you to Eve, Andrea, Rozy, Hannah, Charlotte, Claire, Lucy, Lesley, Stephanie, Jo and Natasha.

Our hostess with the mostest, the delightful Eve Walker gave us a little assignment, casting the book with NO BUDGETARY LIMITS!! Words that don't come easy to any film accountant.

So to cast my leading lady and leading man:

Jane Allen - Anne Hathaway. I heard her sing at the Oscar's this year and she was sensational. I also loved her in The Devil Wears Prada and Becoming Jane; and proving she can master the English accent.
Michael Canty - Oh crikey this was really difficult. I'd have said, Colin Firth straight off the back of Pride & Prejudice but that was 1995, 16 years ago, so a tad too old to pay horror writer, Michael Canty. But keeping in line of men in breeches I'm going to pluck for Michael Fassbender. He's playing the broody, volcanic Mr Rochester in a cinema near you and could definitely be called upon for some serious bodice ripping!

The same question was posed to rest of the CELLARS book club and they make for an interesting and varied assemblage.

Jane Allen - Kate Winslet, Gemma Arterton, Jennifer Aniston or Kim Kardashian; "For someone who is always so serious and tea-total I think to see her fall at the baggage reclaim after a few drinks for dutch courage would be quite humerous." I have only ever seen the woman grace the glossies so I will have to take Natasha's word on that.
Michael Canty - Jesse Williams, Gerard Butler, Chris Evans (Captain American not the Radio 2 DJ)
Alex Canty (best friend and Hollywood actor) - James Marsden, Brad Pitt
Bob Edwards (Mr Hollywood) - Jeff Bridges, Tom Hanks, Simon Cowell
Sian (Flatmate) - Freema Agyeman, America Ferrara
Kimberly Roberts (bitchy actress) - Amanda Seyfield, Megan Fox, Jessica Simpson
Howard Mears (slimey agent) - Michael Winner, Alex Baldwin, Sean Penn
Philip (Jane's Ex) - Johnny Lee Miller, Patrick Bergin
Eli - (Mystery Man) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeff Goldblum, ROBERT REDFORD!!
Nicholas (New York Choregrapher) - Sean Hayes, Louis Spence, Ben Stiller

Why don't you read Moving Up On Manolos and see if you agree with this. All suggestions welcome, who do you visualise when the characters pop up from the page?

Before Botox

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Do the test first, get your wet hair twist the towel turban as tight as you can, walk around for 2 hours gaze at your taught reflection and think if you would be friends with someone who looked like that without secretly searching for op-lines!

Trying for a global Audience whilst colouring my dawdy hair

Hello World, need to get my global stats green. Link my blog to your facebook, twitter.
Merci X

A fish out of water or merely a flying fish?

I didn't give the marketing of my book that much thought when dreaming of scenario's for Jane's arrival in New York. Jane being the humorous protagonist in "Moving Up On Manolo's" and New York well New York is New York who's mind doesn't wonder there at least once a week! If only I had the marketing budget of a brown fizzy drink that some of you might be aware of, I do believe its American in origin! Any marketing suggestions are welcome from you fine thinking folk. Would like to see it move up on Kindle's reader bestsellers list from 10000000 to the 100 best-sellers, Top 10 is what dreams are made of!

So the big question, OK not the biggest question life has to offer, but right now the most complex to me, wading through a sea of cyber information, getting people to like facebook page, linkedin, stumbleupon...and what is a Splash? Drowning in this sea, think I'll make myself a Bloody Mary, it is 10 am after all!

Monday Blues

Monday, 12 September 2011

MONDAYS!!! Grrrrrr..... I hate spreadsheets. Sunday's lull you into bliss, then comes Monday-Sundays bitter mistress!

Sundays, a matter of recovering or staying under the covers

Sunday, 11 September 2011

It literally has taken a month of Sundays to write the books so now Sunday is my favoured day. The escapades of Saturday nights burnt into my memory with or without permission. All you ladies out there will giggle as your grey matter jolts into action as you browse through the chapters of "Moving Up on Manolo's" After all we're all girls together. Have a great Sunday xxx

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