Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Thousands of Words, Thousands of Metres

I hope you are enjoying your summer and the weather is sunny, bright and hot!
Here it is very hot, too hot most of the time as we have had calima’s this last week… phew!

But not withstanding the hot weather, I took part in the 10km Barranco del Quiguere on the 1st August. It was a cliff top / ravine run and I have never done trail runs before, so it was a first for me and I admit it was tough, but I finished and I wasn’t too upset about my time. And before you ask, yes I would do it again!

These days I love running as much as I love writing and I find both challenging in different ways, though they both have one thing in common; success is measured in thousands: metres and words!

On the words success this week I received, on Amazon, a wonderful five star review for In The Cold Light of Day and like my running, it took my breath away at how the reader immersed herself into the story so much that she did not want the book to end. In fact she sited that as a fault… you can see below why…

I'm afraid that’s about it for today, so I’m away to continuing pounding my keyboard with my latest WIP, A Sense of Shame and then onto the pavements in my trainers.

Five Star Review on Amazon…

Risking it all for the thrill, 10 Aug. 2015
By Eileen Schuh "Author THE TRAZ & "Schrödinger's Cat""
This review is from: In the Cold Light of Day (Kindle Edition)

The only thing wrong with Pauline Barclay's novels is that they end. I fall in love with her intense characters and want to move in with them and love them, scold them, support them and live with them forever..then the story ends. It's not that IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY ends poorly, all plot lines are nicely wrapped up. It's just that Barclay always promises her characters a future and...I want to be there with them. This is a wonderful story about a gambling addiction and the effect it has on the gambler and his loved ones. If you've ever wondered how someone could risk it all for the thrill, here's how. I recommend this novel to all those who love stories centred around the human heart and mind.

A BIG thank you for stopping by and you know I very much appreciate seeing you here. Have a great day and keep smiling, I will if you will.

Pauline x

Friday, 31 July 2015

Summer Free Reads

Shades on it's summer time, it's holiday time and it's time to settle down and chill out!
If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you might be pleased to know that three of my books are FREE there!

Now whilst you are relaxing with a great book, I'm away to write more words to my latest, A Sense of Shame; a deep, dark and moving story.

Until next time, keep smiling, I will if you will

Pauline x

Monday, 13 July 2015

Legging It!


Of late I’ve not just been pounding the keyboard on my latest WIP, but the streets as well! I’ve now managed to run 10km and recently I decided to run a 10km run for Cancer Research UK – Run for Life.

I’ve seen that events for Run For Life are taking place all over the UK, but as I don’t live there, I decided to do one of my own here on the island! I know it is hot here now, but ignoring the heat I invited my two wonderful running friends, Sabrina and Susan and although are abilities and ages differ (mid-thirties, mid-fifties and early sixties) we hit the pavements running on Saturday 20th June and completed our 10km charity run.  And to add more excitement to this our Just Giving Page totaled £504.40!

I cannot express a bigger or louder thank you to everyone who has supported us. We are honoured and humbled at everyone’s generosity. Sadly, this dreadful disease has a nasty habit of affecting everyone in one way or another. So if putting on our trainers and legging it will help make a difference, then we’ll do it all over again J

For everyone who kindly donated you will find a message on our Just Giving Page to say MASSIVE thanks. Here is the link  https://www.justgiving.com/PaulineBarclay/

As for continuing my running, the answer is yes! I’m now training for a half marathon, 21km and who knows one day I just might make the full marathon. You have to set the bar as high as possible sometimes and I promise to let you know how it all goes and of course an update on my latest WIP. That too is like running marathon at times, but I’m working away at it and already have a working title - A Sense of Shame. I'll give you an update on this very soon too!

That’s it from me for now. Have a fabby day and I hope the sun is shining in the sky and in your heart.

Pauline x