Previous Interviews

Focus on Mark King, author and winner of the April Book Awards for his highly popular book; Frenzy a Daniel Jones Story.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pete: Hello Mark and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for The Book Awards.As we’ve never met in person or spoken before, I’d like to ask a little about you. Let’s start with where you are based, where is home?

Mark: I live in the city of Norwich in the county of Norfolk in the U.K. It’s one of Britain’s most historic cities and the hub for present day literature. Norwich is the only English UNESCO City of Literature with a thousand year history of writing right up to the present day. Most major award winning English authors of both sexes over the last twenty years have some type of connection to Norwich or Norfolk. That’s only just a small piece of what makes Norwich a great place to live and somewhere I am extremely proud to be associated with.

Pete: Is writing a full time occupation for you and if not, what else competes for your time?

Mark: I am now a full time writer, but Royalty cheques don’t pop through the letter box every week so in between I work occasionally in various part time jobs to keep the cash flowing in. I’m a Verger at the Parish Church helping to make sure Weddings, and Funerals, run smoothly. I’m also a steward at Carrow Road the home ground of my local football team Norwich City F.C. I’ve also applied to a casting company to work as a film extra. So watch out I might be appearing on a screen near you soon! I also write a world-wide blog at www.always-hanging-around.blogspot.com and also some articles for monthly magazines. I also do some voluntary work every week as well as promotional work for FRENZY a Daniel Jones Story from interviews to school visits. So all in all I am kept very busy, and during all this I also find time to write the manuscript for my next book.

Pete: Can you share with us a little about where you write; are you alone in peaceful isolation or do you prefer to be amidst the hussle bustle of other people? And what do you see looking around at the place you write?

Mark: I write at home for three days a week where I can be in peace, but with a young family that’s not always possible. I like it when my imagination can just flow and isn’t interrupted by phones or television etc. When I’m at home I don’t see much other than four walls so it’s my other senses that take over especially hearing. If I have the patio doors, or windows open I am aware of everything from the birds singing to all the man-made noise that pollutes our daily lives. You hear the hum of the city. If you listen you can make out the daily battle of bird song fighting to be heard over the low hum of distant traffic.

I also write away from home too. I like to visit once a week the Millennium library in Norwich at the Forum www.theforumnorwich.co.uk . I also visit a couple of different bars (although I’m only on soft drinks) where I can sit and look at life as it passes by. It’s great how inspiration can shoot into your head when you’re stuck on a character feature and some quirky stranger walks past you.

Pete: Your fans have described Frenzy as a book that would make a great film. Would you like to see an adaption, and if so, who would you cast for the leading roles?frenzy

Mark: I would love an adaption of FRENZY a Daniel Jones Story and know its fast pace formula and very distinct characters would make a great movie to watch for all the family. Although the singer Justin Bieber has never acted in a film I think he could make a good go at the Daniel Jones Character. They are similar in many ways. Both started as innocent young men who soon learnt to survive in a cut-throat world by toughening up, and if necessary being a bad boy. For Gwendolyn I would like it to be an unknown young actress, somebody who has been given her first big break in acting. Again like her character she should have a ruthless innocence to succeed and survive in her life. For the third main character Mary she would have to be more mature, someone like Lynda Carter from Wonder Women Fame or Dame Judi Dence. I also think Russell Crowe could either play John or the bad boy of the book Wolf in equal measure.

Pete: Which works by other authors have inspired or informed you the most in your writing?

Mark: George Orwell is a big favorite as well as Dan Brown and Ken Follett. I read Animal Farm and 1984 at school, watched the various adaptations during the 90’s and re-read the books again later in life. I like the action packed writing of Dan Brown and the detail of ken Follett’s writing.

Pete: Frenzy is set in a post-apocalyptic world so, hopefully, not a great deal was drawn from your own experience, the people, places and relationships in your life! But are there parallels in your story drawn from the society we live in?

Mark: The idea of Frenzy first came into being during the financial crash of 2007. When you are born and brought up in a system of uncontrolled capitalism you believe it was the only way to bring prosperity to everyone on the planet. When Lehman Brothers went bust and the truth came out about the greed of the financiers; it made me realize that a very small group had been feeding off the labour of humanity for thirty years, and that they were not the new Gods we had been led to believe. So the Over-seers are the new rulers of humanity and Daniel Jones finds out the terrible truth about the lies they told.

Pete: What is next Mark; do you have other projects on the go?

Mark: I have just finished the sequel to Frenzy which I have titled Daniel Jones DOOM. I hope it will be published in the beginning of 2015. I have kept to the same exciting format with new twists and turns added. It can be hard for authors to write a sequel as good as, or that is better than the first book, but I do truly believe I have achieved this with Daniel Jones DOOM.

Pete: Well I wish you luck with all your future work, although I’m quite sure you won’t need it! It’s been a delight to talk to you Mark and I’d like to thank you on behalf of myself and all your other fans.

Mark: I would like to thank you for giving me the time and opportunity for my fans to find out more about myself, my writing, and what the future holds. I wish you and your readers all the best for the future.

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Focus on Australian author Brian Black

Pete: Good day my friend and thank you for sparing the time to be interviewed for The Book Awards. Let’s get straight down to it. Where do you find your inspiration?

Brian: The inspiration to write is inside me; it’s a part of my life. I’m always having story bits pop into my head. Getting the will to actually do something about it, well that’s another matter!

Pete: And what do you consider your greatest strength as a writer?str

Brian: Being able to make a story out of bits, and being able to keep writing while adapting the original idea to suit the new ideas that pop up while doing the actual writing.

Pete: So why do you write?

Brian: At first I wrote to prove to myself that I could actually do that which I had fantasised about all my life. But then it changed to being a case of writing for fun and pleasure and probably just because I could. Now, however, I’m writing with some urgency to document the family history and my life in general, and I’m doing it for my children and their children, but subconsciously I’m probably doing it to leave something of myself behind. A bit morbid and maudlin, but I just need to do it so I can get on with my other writing.

Pete: And what are you most afraid of in life?

Brian: Losing the love of my life, Judy, or my children. I’m 63 so I’m well past being embarrassed by anything anyone can do or say about me.

Pete: I often find that writers struggle to keep up the momentum, are you disciplined enough?

Brian: To churn out novel after novel? No, I’m driven by other demons that have me as a slave to a host of other distractions, such as living from day to day.

Pete: Yes, I think that many authors find distractions a challenge, what is your ideal work environment?

Brian: Sitting in the early morning sun, before the rest of the world erupts around me.

Pete: You’ve got plenty of that where you live Brian, sun that is! But what is your greatest pet peeve?

Brian: Not having enough time to list all my pet peeves! Seriously, one of my favourite pet peeves is the opening line of a conversation or interview, ‘Yes, what I mean is.’ When clearly, as they haven’t uttered a single word, they can’t and don’t mean a damn thing. It’s inane and sends me into a tirade of abuse.

Pete: it’s perhaps a bit early to be discussing your obituary  🙂 but how would you like to be remembered?

Brian: Fondly.
Pete: Do you believe there is an ideal way in which to write?

Brian: For me, it’s in a torrent with little thought to grammar or spelling, just to give the idea that’s popped into my mind a shape and form. Give me a bunch of roughly formatted ideas and I’ll give you back a story.

Pete: How do think writing has changed through the years?

Brian: Obviously, one doesn’t write with a pen and ink anymore, and fewer people are buying and reading the printed word, so the method and the medium have changed. The electronic medium along with falling education standards has given rise to a change in the way the English language is used and that which is deemed acceptable. I’m fascinated by the enduring concept of ‘quality literature’, what the term means and who it is that determines that one piece of work is and another isn’t. Is a work ‘great’ just because it has survived a passage of time? Will the contemporary ‘greats’ still be considered as such in 200 years? Perhaps this should have gone under ‘pet peeves’!

At the end of the day, a good story will prevail regardless of how it’s written and how good or otherwise the spelling, grammar and syntax may be.

Pete: I hope you’ll forgive me for saying this but you’ve been around a while, what advice would you give to wannabe writers?

Brian: First, understand that the writing part is easy and miniscule compared to the promotion, publishing and selling activities. Secondly, be comfortable with why you are writing; if you write to be rich and famous, be prepared to wait an awfully long time, put in many frustrating hours and endure interminable rejection. If you write to amuse yourself, just get on and do it!

Pete: Just to expand on that, is a literary agent necessary?

Brian: I imagine that there are just as many unsuccessful authors with agents as there are without, however, I also imagine that an author that doesn’t have an agent that manages to ‘crack it’ into the big time will soon acquire one.

Pete:  And what about the ‘Self-publish or traditional’ debate; what are your thoughts?

Brian: Published is published. A traditional publisher is more likely to have the network in place to facilitate the sales and distribution of the work. Once again, success begets success and I assume anyone who has self-published and is selling a lot of copies would soon have a traditional publisher banging on their door.

Pete: Returning to the creative process, what sparks your ideas?

Brian: Anything, everything. Doing this interview gives rise to a story bit. Watching life around me. My mind works all the time. I have to admit that I’m no good at thinking the whole story, plot, subplot, characterisation and the like through before I start.

Pete: Is there anything you would like to add?

Brian: Yes. I’ve published a novel and two short stories, none of which have sold in numbers, which doesn’t concern me one bit. It’s a bonus if they do and it pleases me that others enjoy reading my work, but I’m not hanging by my last grubby, broken fingernail waiting for the next royalty cheque to turn up!

The highlight of my writing career, after having the novel printed and published, was to win the Monthly Award on The Book Awards. I’m chuffed!

Pete: Well I’m certainly delighted to hear that! And I’m delighted to have been able to chat with you today. On behalf of the readers and, of course myself, thank you for such an informative interview.

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Focus on J.D. Netto, author of the epic fantasy saga,The Whispers of the Fallen.

Pete: Hello J.D. and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for The Book Awards.

We like to set a backdrop for our readers, would you tell us about where you live in the world, what you can see out of your window, and what it’s like where you usually write?

J.D.: I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be featured on The Book Awards. I currently reside in sunny Boca Raton, Florida. At the moment I can see the beautiful lake in my backyard as the sun dawns on the horizon. Now, the place where I usually write…I think authors sometimes can be superstitious. I finished The Whispers of the Fallen at a local Starbucks, so it is no surprise that that is one of my most absolute favorite places to write. When I am home, I enjoy writing in my patio at night as I listen to movie scores.

Pete: When did the idea or inspiration for ‘The Whispers of the Fallen’ come to you, did it creep up over time or come to you all at once?

J.D.: This book took me six years to finish. My first idea was to create a comic book. I remember sketching the characters in my room when I was seventeen while I still lived in Massachusetts. At the time, the idea for Whispers was far from what it is today, but it was those first sketches that motivated me to turn the story I had into a novel. My creative process was put on hold when my parents got a divorce in late 2006. My father left home, moving to Brazil while my mother, my sister, my uncle, and me stayed in Massachusetts. During the remainder of that year and the next, I did not write a single word. The divorce had devastated me and I found no motivation to write. In 2008, we relocated to South Florida. Three months after I had arrived, I remember driving under a bridge and thinking ‘What if Lucifer had a Diary? What if the Diary was found by an innocent boy?’

My mind was going crazy. As I continued driving, I kept creating characters in my mind. I remember sitting down on my computer and writing about twenty pages. Those pages never made it into the book but on that evening, I knew I had something unique and captivating.

Pete: A central concept of your story is the diary of Lucifer; do you keep a diary and if so, what would it reveal to us about you that isn’t generally known (and you don’t mind sharing!)?

J.D.: I do not keep a diary but I do keep a notebook where I have my sketches and ideas for future projects. I think my drawings are more revealing of my feelings than my words!

Pete: It has been said that your novel is hypnotic to those drawn to the darkness depicted, why do you think your many fans are so intrigued by what is dark and forbidden?

J.D.: Humans are attracted to all that is forbidden. Humanity has been curious about death, life, the beyond, etc. I do not find it surprising that many would be drawn to the idea of Lucifer having a diary. Everything that is unknown to us is fascinating and it is this fascination that I believe captivated my readers.

Pete: Your readers clearly become immersed in the fantasy world you have created, how does this engagement with your story make you feel?

J.D.: There is nothing more gratifying to an author than to know that his or her work allowed people to escape. If our stories do not draw people into the world we have crafted, then we have failed as storytellers. I love the fact that my readers can join Isaac on his journey by reading the words I have written. I also love the fact that they now keep harassing me about The Whispers of the Fallen – Part 2! I am just kidding! I love my fans!

Pete: Do you feel that the battle between good and evil is real and external to humankind or something we have created socially?

J.D.: I have to say both. Humans have both light and darkness inside, and what is inside of us will leak out in our actions and words. There are many things that we consider ‘evil’ that are just misunderstood by society today, in the same way where we see society accepting what is evil and calling it profitable. We should focus on the good we can accomplish together as human beings, but the battle between good and evil will always exist in our hearts.

Pete: Where do you go from here J.D., having created an appetite for your work, what can we expect to follow The Whispers of the Fallen?

J.D.: I am releasing part two of The Whispers series, which will be entitled Rebellion. I was also recently picked up by Untreed Reads Publishing. We will be re-releasing The Whispers of the Fallen this month with some very interesting additions to the story. I can happily say that the story was not changed, but readers will be amazed at how they will rediscover their beloved characters on this new definitive edition.

Pete: What would winning in The Book Awards mean to you J.D.?

J.D.: It would symbolize the beginning of great things! I still remember the ambitious seventeen-year-old boy that started writing this story, not really knowing what he was doing. Having that same boy (a bit older now, of course) being interviewed by The Book Awards about that very same piece of work is already surreal! Though I do not think we should create art for the sake of awards or prizes, I still believe that these are to us reminders of why we do what we do!

Pete: It’s been superb for me to have the opportunity to chat with you J.D., I wish you luck with the awards and very much look forward to your future work.

J.D. Thank you very much, Pete.

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Focus on Chelsey Flood, author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, Infinite Sky.

Pete: Hello Chelsey and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for The Book Awards.

Before we start, I’d like to offer my congratulations on the success of Infinite Sky and the countless positive reviews of your debut novel.

Chelsey: Thank you! I’ve been very lucky to get such a lot of attention with my first novel.

Pete: How long did it take from the first glimmerings of an idea for this story to the final release date?

Chelsey: It took almost four years.

Pete: Was this a full time occupation for you and if not, what else competed for your time?

Chelsey: It wasn’t full time, no. For the first year, I worked as a barmaid and as a care-worker part-time. The second year I did an MA in Creative Writing, full-time, where I workshopped the novel, while also working part-time as a student mentor and note-taker. The third year, I got a grant from the Arts Council, and then sold my book. That was the beginning of writing full-time.

Pete: Can you share with us a little about where you write; are you alone in peaceful isolation or do you prefer to be amidst the hussle bustle of other people? And what do you see looking around at the place you write?

Chelsey: I write mostly in the corner of my bedroom at a little Victorian desk below four over-stuffed bookshelves. I dream of some kind of wooden hut or shed at the end of the garden or a tree house, or something dreamy like that, but I’m not quite there yet. I also write in cafes, just for a change of scenery, and to resist napping. Sometimes this works, sometimes I get distracted by eavesdropping. I still end up writing, just not the thing I was supposed to.

Pete: I can remember discovering a Gypsy camp as a boy, amidst a woodland near my home. In those days there were still the brightly painted wooden wagons circled around a campfire and drawn by horses when the time came to move on. Your writing evokes the same feelings of nervous apprehension, excitement and adventure I felt as I approached the gathering of mysterious people, and I wonder if you also have first hand experience of the travelling community?

Chelsey: That sounds awesome, have you written about it? I was sad that so much of the tradition with Travellers has gone, as it is quite lovely in terms of spectacle. Contemporary Travellers seem to be quite different to what you describe seeing as a boy. As for my own experience, it’s quite limited, unfortunately. My story is mostly secondary-research based. I read lots of books – fiction and non-fiction – by Travellers, non-Travellers, and academics, and read news and web articles, and watched lots of YouTube videos, as well as films and tv. I also spoke to Irish Travellers, and went on a trip to Appleby Horse Fair, which is a big day for Traveller’s. I also asked everyone I met for their Gypsy and Traveller stories. I wish I had had more experience, but alas, Travellers have never moved in near me.

Pete: Well you did an excellent job of conveying the experience as I remember it! Perhaps I should have written about it but I couldn’t have held a candle to your eloquence, even with first hand experience. Some writers work hard to adhere to the lessons of their literary education, while for others there is little or no reference to received wisdom; they just write and are often surprised at the acclaim of their peers. It has been said by many of your fans that your strongest skill is in the creation of relationships between your characters. Can you share with us how much of this skill just flows from your pen unconsciously as you write?

Chelsey: Well, I love writing relationships, so that helps. I hope as I mature as a writer, my scope broadens, and I can look beyond people and their relationships. We’ll see. I’m a natural people watcher too, and always have been, so I have a lot to draw from when I’m writing relationships. I expect everyone does. I’ve read lots of magnificent books too, and noted ways that great writers do relationships, so I try to channel some of that. Plus I’ve read loads of instructive books and articles, and written lots of short stories where I’ve attempted to put this stuff into practise. So thinking about it, although writing relationships seems to come quite naturally, it’s only because my learning has become internalised, I reckon.

Pete: And how much of Infinite Sky was drawn from your own experience, the people, places and relationships in your life?

Chelsey: Lots and lots of it, but it’s heavily fictionalised too. Sometimes its hard to remember which is which, when I’m reading. If memory has become fiction or if fiction has become memory. My mum, reading about Iris’s adventure, imagines me at that age – she can’t separate us – while I feel that Iris is a completely different person to me. One thing that is stolen completely from my life, is the setting. Silverweed Farm and the surrounding area in Derbyshire is real.

Pete: What is next Chelsey, do you have other projects on the go?

Chelsey: The main aim is to finish my second novel for Simon and Schuster, a stand alone book along the same lines as Infinite Sky (a teenage girl’s quest to find her missing soldier brother.) I also have dozens of diaries that I want to trawl through and hopefully do something with, and I want to finish my short story collection too.

Pete: Well we will eagerly anticipate these and I wish you luck with all your future work, although I’m quite sure you won’t need it! It’s been a delight to talk to you Chelsey and I’d like to thank you on behalf of myself and all your other fans.

Chelsey: Thanks so much for having me, Pete! Good luck with your writing too.

Infinite Sky

A truly beautiful book about the summer that changed one girl’s life, as her mum leaves home, travellers set up camp in the family’s field, her older brother goes off the rails, and she falls in love for the very first time. Opening with a funeral, Iris is mourning the boy in the casket – but who is it? Sam, her tearaway brother, or Trick, her tentative boyfriend? Over one long hot summer, we find out just how their three lives were turned upside-down.

Infinite Sky out in paperback on July 4th!

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Focus on Carmel Harrington, author of The Book Awards winning title, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow

Pete: Hello Carmel and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed. I’d like to start by congratulating you on your impressive and record-breaking win at The Book Awards!

Can you tell us a little bit about where you are in the world so that readers can imagine your surroundings?

Carmel: Hello Pete, Thank you! I’m from the South East of Ireland and live in Wexford.  My home is in quite a small rural village close to the beach.  It’s very pretty here and I love it.

Pete: And how about the immediate setting where you write? Do you have a desk in the study, an office, or just find a comfortable chair and slouch into it with a laptop? I also like to visualise the view out of your window – distant country views or the hustle and bustle of a city?

Carmel: Most certainly distant country views!  I have great views from my house as we are on a hill and I can see lots of green hills and on a clear day, I can see the ocean! I tend to write on my laptop in our conservatory, where my view is pretty spectacular, or sometimes in my bedroom.

Pete: About your winning title Beyond Grace’s Rainbow, was this story based upon real events and if so, can you share what happened with us?

Carmel: The novel is fiction Pete however one of the central themes in the novel, that of Grace’s search for her biological family in order to ask them to be tested as possible matches for a bone marrow transplant, came from a late night chat with my best friend Annie.  Annie is adopted and often worried about not knowing her biological families medical history.  But Grace’s story is 100% from my imagination as opposed to being based on any real events. What I can share though is that a lot of my fans have commented upon my sensitive dealing of Graces illness.  Like so many others, my family has been touched by cancer several times.  My Grandmother died from cancer shortly before I started writing Beyond Graces Rainbow and it was inevitable that my own pain and grief has been entwined in Graces story.  Also, Abby one of Grace’s best friends is single and has a few dating disasters, one of which involves a date who had no money. That happened to me many years ago!  Needless to say we never shared a second date!

Pete: Was it an emotional journey for you to write, how did you feel when you wrote the final word and you knew your work was completed?

Carmel: It was extremely emotional for me.  It was my first novel so of course it felt like such an achievement to realise one of my lifetime ambitions, that of writing those two most beautiful words – ‘The End’.  I cried when I finished writing the original first draft.   And cried again when I had finished my rewrites and submitted the finished manuscript for publishing.  I did struggle with how I would conclude the story actually.  I looked at several possible endings, but in the end, the one I wrote felt right.   And thankfully, so far all of Beyond Graces Rainbow’s fans have agreed with me!

Pete: Your characters have been described as lovable, despite their flaws, so much so that your readers have both cried and laughed out loud as they read your words. Whilst this may have been disconcerting for those observing them :), how does it make you feel to read such comments?

Carmel: Every time a reader takes the time to review my novel and tell me how my words have either moved them to tears or laughter, leaves me in incredible awe.  I know how busy life can be, so when someone takes a few moments to connect with me, either on Facebook, Twitter or by leaving a review means a great deal to me. Hearing what the fans think about Grace and her friends always fascinates me.  I fell in love with all of them and they feel like family to me and like with any family, I recognise they have both strengths and flaws.   I’m quite protective of them all and strange as this sounds, I’m like a proud mother when I’m told how loveable and how much fun they all are!

Pete: Do you have anything else on the go? Can you tell us a little about your other works and current projects?

Carmel: Pete life is so busy right now and I love it! I have completed my second novel and it is currently in the hands of my agent Tracy Brennan, of the Trace Literary Agency in America.  Tracy will be submitting this to publishers shortly and I have just started book no. 3.  In addition to my novels, I am also a playwright and my play A Dunganstown Romance will be on stage on the 8th June in the Wexford Arts Centre.  I am very excited to see words that I have written being spoken on stage.  That is another lifetime ambition about to be realised!  I also enjoy blogging.  I started series recently interviewing Ordinary People who live Extraordinary Lives and it has been incredibly popular.  I have had over 5000 people stop by my blog www.carmelharrington.com <http://www.carmelharrington.com/> in the past couple of months from all over the world.

Pete: Finally, about the awards themselves, what reaction has there been to your win? Have you benefitted from the publicity?

Carmel: The reaction has been incredible Pete from family, friends and fans.  I am very lucky to have such great support networks that are very vocal about supporting me.  In addition, following the press release about my win, I was interviewed on South East Radio.  The link to the radio show clip is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIslHaweHgk
I have enjoyed every moment of this journey with The Book Awards, in particular when I broke a record!  I look forward to the end of year battle and would love a chance to win the 2013 overall Kindle award.

Pete: It’s been an absolute pleasure talking with you Carmel. Thank you on behalf of myself and all your other fans.

Carmel: You are very welcome Pete.  I have enjoyed the interview, really lovely questions.

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Beyond Grace’s Rainbow – Winner of The Book Awards for Kindle, March 2013

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow is a poignant story about a young mother’s battle with cancer. Single mother Grace Devlin faces what will be the biggest fight of her life and the stakes are high. She cannot contemplate leaving her adorable little boy Jack all alone in the world. Unfortunately for Grace her best chance of survival is to receive a bone marrow transplant, so she embarks on a heart breaking search for her biological parents, as she was adopted when a small baby. This search will unravel a web of lies and deceit that has spanned over thirty years.

And just when she thinks life can get no more complicated, Jack’s father Liam is back in town full of remorse and he’s made it clear that he’s not leaving until he’s won her back. Liam was the love of Grace’s life but can she trust him ever again? Helping Grace muddle her way through her cancer treatment and complicated love life are her friends – Tara, Sean, Abby, Tom and Gerry. Tara is Grace’s cousin and is happily married to Sean but they are desperate for a baby of their own; Abby, Grace and Tara’s friend from college is single and looking for her one true love which is proving difficult, whilst Tom would be happy if his boyfriend Gerry for once didn’t max out their credit card! Beyond Grace’s Rainbow will bring the reader into Graces world where friendship, courage, loyalty, laughter and above all love are abundant. The story will bring you on an emotional journey with Grace and her friends that will have the reader both laughing and crying at the turn of a page.

Why not download the free sample chapters with all retailers and see for yourself why Beyond Graces Rainbow has been receiving 5* reviews and is a Bord Gais Recommended Read.

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