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FREE to download – Are We Nearly Famous?

The book Are We Nearly Famous? has come about as a result of four writing friends looking for a way to promote each other’s work. Patsy Collins, Sheila Crosby and Rosemary Kind originally met through an online writing forum while Lynne Pardoe joined the group later.

Together with fifth group member, Susan Jones, they give honest feedback on each other’s writing projects and help to make sure that the work their readers see is the best it can be. “We all have published books,” says Patsy Collins, “and were looking at ways to help each other promote our writing. Offering a free back with stories written by each of us seemed an obvious route to take.”

The book contains both short stories and opening chapters from some of their novels. The writers hope that if readers enjoy this they may go on to try other of their available books. “Although some of our work is in different genres,” says Sheila Crosby, “we all write some women’s fiction and it was that which drew us together initially.” Between them they also write everything from science fiction to crime, and historical fiction to humour. All four also write non-fiction drawing on their individual areas of expertise.

“The great thing about working online,” says Rosemary Kind, “is that it doesn’t matter where we are. Sheila lives in the Canary Islands, while Patsy and I both do a lot of travelling. As long as we have an internet connection we can still work together.”

Between them the four have more than thirty published books to their names – and they are all working on more. Their stories and articles have been published in a wide range of magazines both in the UK and abroad. The book title Are We Nearly Famous? is a tongue in cheek question by the authors. “We’re not household names yet,” says Lynne Pardoe, “but we’re certainly working on it.”

Are We Nearly Famous? is published by Alfie Dog Fiction and is free to download HERE.

You are invited to a book launch

New York Orphan - Book Launch

Dear reader,

You are invited to the launch of New York Orphan! It’s on Wednesday November 15th at 7pm in Waterstones, 15 Coney Street York.

The book itself will go on sale from October 23rd and will be available in both ebook and paperback. You will be able to buy it from Amazon or your local bookstore or ask for it at your local library. The ebook can be preordered HERE now and preorders for the paperback will begin on 1st October.

The launch event itself will run to around 8.30pm and include a glass of wine, an interview about the book, reading from the book and questions, as well as the opportunity to purchase a signed copy.

If you would like to attend the Waterstones event then please r.s.v.p with the numbers attending to rosjkind@gmail.com

New York Orphan

From fleeing the Irish Potato Famine, to losing his parents on the ship to New York, seven-year-old Daniel Flynn knows about adversity. As Daniel sings the songs of home to earn pennies for food, pick-pocket Thomas Reilly becomes his ally and friend, until he too is cast out onto the street.

A destitute refugee in a foreign land, Daniel, together with Thomas and his sister Molly, are swept up by the Orphan Train Movement to find better lives with families across America. For Daniel will the dream prove elusive?

How strong are bonds of loyalty when everything is at stake?

Based on real history, the strength of the characters in New York Orphan will move you with their desperate plight to survive. A gripping story of love, loss, betrayal and bonds of kinship.