Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!


How did we get to the end of the year so fast, did I blink?

For me 2011 has been a year filled with many things some fabby times and a few not so fabby, but on balance a lovely year. On the writing front, with the help of the lovely Helen Hollick, my third novel Sometimes It Happens... was beautifully polished before being published in Kindle in May.

Seeing my third book so well edited, as you know I decided to re-edit my other two novels, Magnolia House & Satchfield Hall, due to heavy commitments for Helen, we could not work together for these two publications. Jo Field, another amazing and wonderful editor took me under her wing and by December, these two novels were not only republished in Kindle and paperback, but sporting fabby new covers designed by Avalon Graphics.

In June I also became one of the invited authors at loveahappyending.com and on 31st October,  I set up a group for Indie Authors, called Famous Five Plus.

Not only has my year been filled with so much, but filled with smiles thanks to so many people who have taken their time to read my Blog, read my books and chat to me about their lives.

So I am not even going to attempt a list because it would be, as our American friends say, awesome! Thank you everyone of you for your kindness, friendship and support. Enjoy your New Year celebrations and I hope that 2012 is a year that brings you more moments than you can count to laugh, nano seconds that make you cry and twelve months of happiness and good health.

Sending sunny smiles and Hugs

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Michelle Betham on Steamy Novels!


With all the turkey eaten and the chocolates gone, not to mention all the wine drank, what better way to chill than round my pool. Today, Michelle Betham, author of three novels, is sipping champagne, soaking up the sun and chatting to me! Come on Michelle tell me all about those steamy novels of yours.....

When Pauline asked me if I would join her round by her pool for a little chat, I didn’t hesitate to say yes! Talking books, poolside, clinking glasses of bubbly with a fellow author? Who would turn that down?


So, I’m here to talk a little bit about me and my books - where do I start? Well, how about with, why did I want to become a writer? And there’s an easy answer to that one - because I’m a dreamer. I’m also slightly obsessed by the world of celebrity, for my sins - the world of movies and music, Hollywood and rock stars. I think, deep down inside, I’ve always really wanted to be an actress, up there on the big screen, surrounded by gorgeous leading men, (Bradley Cooper, preferably!) but the more rational side of me knew that was never going to happen. So I wrote about it instead, in my first book, No Matter What – the story of an ordinary girl from the North East of England who finds herself catapulted into an extraordinary life in Hollywood. Would that whole situation have been a dream of mine? Oh God, yes! That's what made it so easy to write!

And then there’s my fascination with rock music and rock stars. You see, it’s not just the clean cut, handsome Hollywood types that I find attractive. No, I love a man with tattoos! Think Dave Grohl from The Foo Fighters and you’ve just about got my perfect rock star! And it's my love of all things rock (I’ve even got my own tattoo!) that led me to write See You At The Show – a rock’n’roll love story about a beautiful, wild female rock-band roadie, a drop-dead gorgeous rock star, and a handsome politician! Sound like a slightly unlikely premise? You’d have to read the book to find out how that all comes together. But it does!

So, that’s how two of my books came about, but what about the more light-hearted romance, Too Much Trouble in Paradise Well, that book came about by mixing another two loves of mine – the beautiful island of Tenerife, and my love of darts! I used to live in Tenerife, and I still miss the place terribly so I knew I had to set a book there, to give me a chance to re-visit the island and remember why I love it so much. The darts connection? The lead male character is a professional darts player, that’s all. The book is in no way about darts – it’s a funny, romantic love story, set on a beautiful island in the sun!

And, thanks to Pauline's fabulous Famous Five Plus site, I have been given great support and exposure for, not only my books, but also myself as an author, and I just didn’t have that before. Writing can sometimes be a lonely business, but since joining FFP I’ve felt as though I’m now part of a community, and that’s why I joined the group - to be part of a fantastic support network. I truly am grateful for everything FFP and Pauline has done for me so far, and I look forward to being a part of FFP for a long time to come!

So, that’s me – a movie mad music fan who loves a game of darts, a glass of bubbly, and some gorgeous men to write about, which is exactly what I’m doing right now as I write my latest book, the follow up to No Matter What. I’m back surrounded by the palm-tree-lined streets of L.A. and the lights of Las Vegas, and I love it!

Thanks for having me round by your pool, Pauline! It really was great to talk to you!

To read sample chapters from my books and links to buy, visit me at:
http://michellebethamwriter.blogspot.com/
http://michellebethamindieauthor.blogspot.com/

Friday, 23 December 2011

A Special Thank You!


A special thank you to you all for your amazing and fantastic support in keeping me focused on my writing when I'm so easily distracted to twitter or generally faff! And equally as important, thank you for buying, reading and talking so positively about my beautiful three novels.

Wherever you are and who every you are with, have a truly wonderful Christmas.

Sending sunny smiles!

Merry Christmas



The beautiful Christmas picture is from digitalart at freedigitalphotos

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas in the Sun!

onemorepageIt's an exciting time of the year and today I am over at the lovely Amanda's One more page Blog talking about Christmas in the sun. I hope you'll pop over to sit with us on the beach! Oh yes, bring your shades!
                              http://www.onemorepage.co.uk/?p=5383

Monday, 19 December 2011

Chilled, Spilled & Thrilled!


Whilst many of you are having freezing cold temperatures we are not as you might expect roasting here! This last week has been overcast and for here a tad cool.

Yesterday, it was a mixture of sunshine and clouds and very windy. Being Sunday we decided to take a trek up the mountains to Tias. We set of with the dogs, the wind was harder to fight against than the hike up the mountains and if that was not bad enough we got rained on twice, but it was a fabulous walk. No other person, just us, the dogs and openness! 

We stopped in Tias for a drink, watered the dogs and then headed back down the mountain. It was wonderful, exhilarating and downhill all the way. With the wind on our backs we almost flew down!

Two and half hours later after leaving home we were all back home.



Two very happy and tired doggies flopped in to their baskets for the day and we chilled out too!


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Stephanie Keys Talks about her Debut Novel


Today, I am thrilled to have sitting around my pool the gorgeous Stephanie Keyes talking about her debut novel, The Star Child. So whilst I open a second bottle of bubbly, I'm leaving you with my fabby guest. Go on Stephanie take it away.......!

The Romance Behind The Star Child

Let me just say how excited I am to be sitting around Pauline’s pool today! It was a little to cold here in the states today: 33 degrees F/0 C. I’ll take the pool!
Over the past month, I’ve finally started to share with friends and work colleagues that The Star Child is about to be released. Even though I always knew I would publish it, I didn’t want to deal with the inevitable “Have you finished with that book yet?” types of questions. However, now that we are so close I’ve started letting the cat out of the bag so to speak.

Needless to say, I’m getting quite a lot of questions about the book. Particularly from people who are surprised that it’s from the Fantasy genre and it’s for Young Adults. So as I sit on an inner tube with my margarita, I thought I’d tell you a little but about that.

The reason that I was drawn so much to Fantasy is because there is very little magic in our day-to-day lives. Granted there are those of us who try to incorporate it, myself included. However, when it comes to it, most of us are stuck in a cycle of getting up, going to work, coming home, and going to sleep – with various other tasks mixed in between. There is very little opportunity for anything other than the ordinary. Pauline, you are probably the exception. Do you have an extra room here?

The Young Adult audience was equally appealing because at that time in our own lives, there are so many possibilities. Your life hasn’t quite begun yet. There is a strange sort of romantic quality associated with this exciting time, so the combination of these two appealed to me.

In The Star Child, I was writing a protagonist in an opposite gender from my own, so it was very important that he have a very strong personality. Kellen St. James shares many of my own views. That was something that I decided to pass on early.

For example, I am a very direct, no-nonsense kind of person. However, when it comes to romance, I’m mush, if the sceptic in me allows the romance in. Kellen is that same way. He is absolutely convinced that Calienta is lying to him and really takes a decent amount of time deciding whether or not to believe her, let alone fall in love with her.

The relationship between Kellen and Calienta mirrors my own with my husband in many ways. I didn’t believe that he was for real; he was almost too normal. Opening myself up seemed risky and I put him through the ringer quite a bit before I really decided to commit to him. He was always patient and always there, consistently reinforcing his commitment. So Calienta is quite a bit like him. Although, between us it would be nice if you didn’t share that I gave his qualities away to a female character. I don’t want him to suffer an identity crisis.

Although The Star Child is a fantasy, there is also quite a bit of romance and adventure backed in. If you look carefully you will also see quite a bit of my own real-life romance embedded in the story, minus the world-saving prophecy.

Use the comments section of this article to tell us about your real-life romance! If Stephanie picks your comment, you could win an Amazon gift card! Only comments posted on December 17th are eligible.


The Star Child is available on;





About the author:

When Stephanie isn’t writing, she works full time as a Corporate Educator and Curriculum Designer. She holds a M.Ed. from Duquesne University and an undergraduate degree in Management information Systems from Robert Morris University. Stephanie is a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist, and is always making music somewhere at sometime. She credits her loving husband of ten years and her two sons for the completion and publication of the Star Child.

Find out more about Stephanie at http://www.stephaniekeyes.com/.
Follow Her On Twitter: http://bit.ly/jjneXg

Stephanie is a featured author on Love a Happy Ending.com http://loveahappyending.com/stephanie-keyes/
And an Author member at Famous Five Plus http://famousfiveplus.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Celebrating the launch of Reaching for the Stars!


Today, Janice Horton is celebrating in wonderful style the launch of her new e-book, Reaching for the Stars.

Part of the celebrations is that we have to post a photo of where we wish we could be, well here is mine.... to be on that luxury cruiser sipping champagne and eating fancy goodies at the captain's table..... !


But before I dream myself on to this fabby cruise ship, let me tell you about Janice's great new book.


In Reaching for the Stars the main character Chef Finn McDuff feels he's had enough of all the food campaigns, the TV cookery shows, the constant frenzy surrounding his private life and disappears into a self-imposed exile for a while. Hence the theme of Launch Day is 'Wish I Was Here... But this is hardly enough to get your teeth into, so why not pop along to Amazon and download a copy and find out just what is being cooked, baked or casseroled! Enjoy!




Wishing Janice great success and hoping she sells zillions!



Monday, 12 December 2011

Getting in the Mood!

I hope you had a great weekend and despite the proximity to the festive season, I hope you found sometime to chill.

This Sunday we got a little Christmassy, I uploaded my Santa smile for twitter and we put up our Christmas trees, I say trees as we have four: large, medium and two small ones - of course, not all in the same room! And as you can imagine the villa looks very festive indeed. I'm not one for trimmings, but love my trees especially at night when we can switch on the lights. During the day it is a waste of time if the sun is shinning, though as I write, it is overcast! So one of the little trees, is twinkling away on my desk.



As well as putting up the trees I've designed a Christmas poster for my beautiful three books! Now we're getting festive!

So do tell are you a tree and trimmings person or just a tree person? I hope you are enjoying the run up to Christmas.

Friday, 9 December 2011

TGI Friday!


 A December dawn in Lanzarote
I don't know about you, but I love Friday's. The thought that the weekend is here is a fab feeling. Though as a writer I never really stop, but the other distractions that take me away from writing are so much more less at the weekend... TGI Friday!

This week has been another manic week and despite packing lots in, I've still not got all the Christmas presents bought or the tree up so I will need to get my skates on next week. 

But as well as re-designing my web site http://www.paulinebarclay.co.uk/ I have managed to write a few more words on my next novel, book 4. It's been a bit of s struggle with this book for a variety of reasons, mainly because my thoughts are constantly thinking about how to improve my marketing for my three published books. But the good news is that the characters in my new novel are getting restless and are not just talking to me, but begging me to listen! So I intend to devote large chunks of time this weekend to finding out just what they want me to hear!

Do your characters behave like this or is it just my crazy imagination running riot?

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, reading, writing, even listening to characters.... make sure you have a fab one!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Monday Mews & More!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, no doubt Christmas being the main thoughts of everyone.

My weekend was very busy though I did manage to design our Christmas cards and get all those that need to be in the post away to the post office this morning... phew!

The other area that has taken up much of my time of late is my new venture for Indie Authors, Famous Five Plus, it has increased 400% in 4 weeks and I have several authors sending details to join too. We have members from the UK, USA, Canada, Portugal and Spain, now how international is that! You have no idea how taken aback I am at how it has all happened so quickly. If you have a moment, please take a look at the site and let me know what you think. I'm burning the midnight oil to keep it bang up to date and I think it is worth doing because I believe many Indie Authors are very professional and due to a variety of reasons they are doing their publishing alone. Here is our fabby site, I hope you'll take a peek and maybe follow us! Famous Five Plus

As well as keeping up with everything else. today my first In Focus appeared on the loveahappyending.com site. It is a little different from what I've done before for loveahappyend, but what do you think. In Focus

Oh by the way, I've added a little News Page to this site where I add snippets of information about this and that. Phew! I think that's it for now, a big thanks for stopping by and taking time to say hi! I'll return again later in the week, so please join me, and I'll bring homemade mince pies with brandy butter!

Sending sunny smiles and have a fabby week until then.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Thank you to my December Sponsors

A big thank you and welcome to my December sponsors. Each month authors can include their book cover in my sponsor photo frame, in return for one of my book covers appearing on their Blog. This month I am happy to welome:


Dangerous Deceit - Romy Gemmell



Astral Travelling, The Avatar and Me - Richard Holmes



December Moon - Suzy Turner



Excess All Areas - Mandy Baggot



Endless Night - Maureen Miller



Orange Petals in a Storm - Niamh Clune



No Matter What - Michelle Betham
 
 

Production Party - Jan & Don Beasley
 
 

The Golden Chain - Margaret James
 

 If you are interested in being a monthly sponsor, please email me at paulinembarclay@gmail@com for more details.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Winners & A New Look!

Welcome to my new look Blog.... bubbles all the way!

Before I announce the winners for the Kindle copies of Satchfield Hall, I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful support for the re-launch of my epic saga because without you it would not have happened.

And now for those who kindly added The Situation to their comments on my previous post, it is the time to reveal who the winners are. So drum roll please drrrrrrr.... and the winners who will receive a voucher to download a copy of Satchfield Hall are........

Jontybabe
Janice Horton

So that you can download Satchfield Hall onto your Kindle vouchers will be winging there way to you very shortly. Warning: tissues are needed!

Thanks once again to everyone who entered the draw and of course you can read the prologue here, just go the the Satchfield Hall page at the top of my Blog, click and read..... enjoy!

Oh yes, I do hope you like the new look to my Blog too!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

It's Offically Re-Published!

I know I have been going on and on and on about my Magnolia House and Satchfield Hall being edited by the wonderful and amazing Jo Field. And then on top of all that, I've crooned about the beautiful new covers designed by Cathy at Avalon Graphics. Well you will be very pleased to know, I will stop going on about it all because today Satchfield Hall is officially re-published!

As you know Magnolia House was re-published in October, and today it is the turn of Satchfield Hall to stand high above all the books to get noticed. So please raise a glass of bubbly with me, there is plenty on that side table over there and toast .... Satchfield Hall!

As you enjoy your bubbly and wolf down all those lovely nibbles I've laid on, here is a little about Satchfield Hall....

Set between 1942 and 1986 Satchfield Hall is not about gentleness, tranquility and privilege, it is about power, love, lies and in the end revenge. Lives will be lost and destroyed and it will take until the death of the one man who had callously started it all, the Squire of Satchfield Hall, Henry Bryant-Smythe, until it is finally over.

If you enjoyed Downton Abbey, I think you will love Satchfield Hall and because I want you to have a taster, I've added a new page to my Blog so that you can read the Prologue, so please click on Satchfield Hall page at the top to find out where it all begins.

And today, I am giving 2 Kindle copies away, so if you would like the chance to win a Kindle copy, please leave a comment with these words. The Situation! By the way The Situation was the beginning!

Do help yourself to more bubble!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Manic Madness Monday!

Phew the week has got of to a mad start, but all good stuff though!

My little new venture has taken me by surprise and I have received many emails from people wanting to join. In just 3 weeks we have doubled in size and had over 1,200 visits to our fabby new site. This morning I had emails from the UK, USA and Canada from authors asking to join! Oh yes, did I not mention, my new venture is the Famous Five Plus, a site specially for Indie Authors and Book Reviewers. If you are interested, please meander over and find out what all the talk is about and meet some great authors too!



Also this week, I have my official re-launch day for my Satchfield Hall and that will be Thursday 24th, so please pop back as I will be offering free Kindle versions of this epic saga.

On top of this I have to organise.... no no I must stop, I don't want to bore you with all my doings, but please do come back on Thursday to have a chance to win a Kindle copy of Satchfield Hall. See you then, I'm away to chill the champas!

Friday, 18 November 2011

A Fab Week!

It's Friday again! And what a fabby week it has been. It got of to a cracking start with two great reviews for Magnolia House from Sue Fortin and Susan Livingstone, quickly followed by a 5 star Amazon review for Sometimes It Happens... from Linn B Halton. And if that was not enough, I had a birthday! The champagne, chocs and being spoilt were all so fab, but adding another year to my age..... well!!

To end this wonderful week I am over at the new Indie Author Blog, The Famous Five Plus talking about Marketing - Technology and the Imagination. Come on over and find out not just what I'm saying, but more importantly come along and meet the team too. See you there!

Monday, 14 November 2011

New Cover for Satchfield Hall

I am so excited that at last I can reveal the beautiful new cover for my Satchfield Hall.

The cover has been desinged by Cathy at Avalon Graphics. Cathy designed the covers for Sometimes It Happens... and Magnolia House and as you know they are all fab!

Satchfield Hall will be re-published this month, firstly in Kindle, followed within a couple of weeks in paperback. Satchfield Hall is a sweeping saga set during and after the second World War. It is about the rich and powerful and how the power of one man, the Squire of Satchfield Hall used his position to destroy lives. It will be decades later before everything will be laid to rest, but not before revenge is executed.

I hope you like the cover as much as I do and that the brief description will tempt you enough that Satchfield Hall will be added to your reading list.

Friday, 11 November 2011

A Little Taster

I am so close to the end of all the work for re-editing and polishing Satchfield Hall and today, I saw the concept for the new cover. I am so excited about the design that I can't wait to share it with you.... ! So please do come back very soon and then I will be able to show you my beautiful new cover.

Until the next time, here is a little taster from Satchfield Hall...

Celia stood alone in the shadows of the sweeping boughs of a willow tree. From her vantage point, she could clearly see the four people huddled together by the open grave, their heads bowed as they carried out the solemn ritual of bidding their last goodbyes. Despite it being no more than twenty yards from where she watched, the gathered mourners could not see her. She need take only a few steps forward to be visible to them, but Celia had no desire whatsoever to be seen.
Unlike the small party, she was not dressed in sombre clothing, nor was she weeping. For her, it was not a day to mourn; she had done that years earlier. Wept at the loss of the man she once believed had cared for her. He had, but not in the way she had hoped. Like everything in Henry Bryant-Smythe’s life, he had viewed her as an asset, an investment, and when she had deprived him of what he believed was his insurance with a healthy dividend, he had made her pay, The price had been high; very high.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

That Zing Feeling!

It's been a bit of a zing week and not just for me, but for some of the fabby cyber friends I have made over the last couple of years. This last week three of these friends celebrated launch days, so a BIG congrats to:

Mandy Baggot, Strings AttachedNiamh Clune, Orange Petals in a Storm  and Marie Duffy, Any Dream Will Do


My little zing celebration this week was down to the fact that we have just finished the edits for my Satchfield Hall and now we are left to re-read the complete book again. I confess to shedding a few tears, not for ending the edits, but the story is a real tear jerker..... I know I should not be weeping, I wrote the story and know the end.....!

Another happening that added more zing to my week is that I have seen the concept for Satchfield Hall's new book cover and it is another beautiful design. I can't wait to share it with you.

Just one or two of my zing moments, I hope you've had a few zing moments too so far this week and that you'll share them with us all.  For now, I'm away to re-read Satchfield Hall to make sure it is absolutely perfect before publishing. Until next time, keep smiling, I will if you will.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Nicky Wells - Long Manes & Deep Voices!!

You have no idea what an entertaining time I have had sitting around my pool, sipping cool drinks and eating squidgy delights with the fabby Nicky Wells. Please do sit down and join us as Nicky reveals all about Sophie's Turn!

When the lovely Pauline invited me to join her on her blog to have a chat, I was absolutely delighted. When she added, “tell us something interesting about you or your book,” I panicked. There’s that word again: “interesting.” Oh, the pressure of being “interesting.” Am I interesting? I don’t really know.
But then I realised, hey, we were going to be lounging round the pool! There’ll be G&Ts and finger foods, right? So… if we’re having that kind of a chat, I might well be able to tell you, in strictest confidence of course, the real inspiration behind Sophie’s Turn. Between us girls…
So here goes.

OK, this is a bit embarrassing. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for rock stars, particularly lead singers with long manes and lovely deep voices. This started when I was a teenager. My first crush was the gorgeous Joey Tempest of Europe, and I was fourteen. I spent months constructing elaborate scenarios in my head of how I might bump into him (and more) (whoops).

I grew up, as one does. The crush faded, but the weak spot for rock singers stayed with me. Over the years, I even had an opportunity to go backstage with a couple of bands but I usually had a boyfriend with me so it wasn’t quite the same.

And then I got married, fell pregnant, and left my job. Suddenly, I had an opportunity to do something I’d always wanted to do: write a book! Write the book. The definitive Nicky book. The one that would resurrect all those daydreams and weave them into a funny, charming, dreamy and (just occasionally) sad narrative. Somehow, though, the story didn’t quite work out as I’d imagined. Mostly, I think, on account of having actually grown up properly somewhere along the line. So the original daydreams became tempered with the lens of reality, of authenticity. I wanted to write a story that could have happened, not a madcap flight of fancy. The result is… Sophie’s Turn. It is all fiction, of course. But, based on my own experiences, I feel all of them could have happened to somebody. And there you have it… 

About Sophie’s Turn
Rock star romance Sophie’s Turn is the charming, funny and occasionally bitter-sweet story of one young woman’s entanglement with a rock star. One fine day in Paris, Sophie Penhalligan suddenly finds herself engaged to her teenage crush and love-of-her-life-from-a-distance, rock singer and star extraordinaire Dan Hunter. But there is the small matter of her very recent, but very prior, engagement to Tim. Reliable, honest, trusting Tim, her boyfriend of two years stashed away safely in his mews house in South Kensington while Sophie is drinking rather too much champagne with Dan in Paris. The novel describes how Sophie gets into this impossible situation and how she turns it around.

Sophie’s Turn is available for download on Kindle
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sophies-Turn-ebook/dp/B005C1GIFS/
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Sophies-Turn-ebook/dp/B005C1GIFS/

About the author
Nicky Wells is a writer, wife, mum and teaching assistant. Born and raised in Germany, she moved to the UK in 1993 to study and work. Nicky is married with two children and lives in Bristol. She is currently busily writing the sequel to Sophie’s Turn.
Find out more about Nicky at Nicky’s Blog at http://nickywellsklippert.wordpress.com You can also find Nicky on Facebook and Twitter.

Nicky on Twitter: @WellsNicky
Nicky on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nicky-Wells/240322162658246

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Chill Sunday!

It is Sunday and and I do try and make them a tad different to the other days in the week, though not always successful as commitments yell loudly! However, today, I've turned my earing aid off... laugh!

At first light we were out with the dogs and after a long walk and Barney chasing the waves on the shoreline, an hour later we were back home, for breakfast. Well the dog's breakfast! After feeding them, we quickly made ourselves look like we belonged to the real world and headed to one of the beautiful hotels in the resort. There we sat in the dinning room, overlooking the tropical gardens of palms trees, banana palms, large exotic cages with even more exotic birds flying around and the sound of the sea gentle splashing to the shore, enjoying a champagne breakfast with smoked salmon. What a fabby way to start a Sunday.

How did you start your Sunday?

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A Catch Up!


How did we get to November so fast? I don't know about you, but time for me seems to fly at an alarming rate. This week is no exception, but there are a few good things to show for it so far. On Monday I launched the Famous Five Plus Blog for Indie authors to not only show case their books, but to talk about their journey to publishing and beyond. There are six members of the group so far and a new author will be joining us shortly. If you are an Indie author and would like to become involved, do take a look at the Blog site.

This week I also launched my book cover sponsors, you can see who is involved this month in the top right hand corner. To be a sponsor on my Blog I ask that you place a copy of one of my books on your Blog for the same period your book is on my Blog, which is normally one calendar month.

I also received some lovely reviews for Magnolia House, one from the wonderful author Margaret James
Also Margaret has made Magnolia House, her book of the month on her Blog!

Keeping pace with everything else, I've been working with my wonderful editor, Jo Field on Satchfield Hall. Jo is well respected in the publishing world and together we are working on bringing Satchfield Hall up to the same polished standard of my other two books. We plan to re-publish Satchfield Hall at the end of November with a new cover from Avalon Graphics.

Satchfield Hall is now in two parts, the first part from 1943 - to 1952, the second part 1952 - 1986. It is a sweeping saga of love, power, lies and in the end revenge. I can not wait for this book to be re-published in Kindle and paperback. And of course, I will keep you updated on progress and the publication date.

Until we meet here again, have a fabby day!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Thank You Sponsors

An exciting start to the new month because from this month my Blog will have sponsors!
So please page down to meet my first NINE sponsors. For the month of November you will see all of these book covers in the sponsor box in the right hand column of my Blog page at the top.

Last month I asked if authors would be interested in sponsoring all my posts for a month and many of you said yes! So without further ado let me introduce the nine book covers and their authors......!












If you would like be a sponsor in December please contact me to find out more at paulinembarclay@gmail.com

Once again a BIG thank you to this month's sponsors