A Novel Read, whatever the weather!

Thanks go to Jessie Cahalin for placing ‘What If I Go?’ in her Handbag Gallery. The beach bag makes me anticipate the warmer weather.

I hope the read will be a balm resonating with readers who have personal safety  concerns around relationships.

http://jessiecahalin.com/handbag-gallery/

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Short Stories are back!

Short stories are back in fashion. What a relief! That’s where I cut my teeth.

There’s tell of a revival, so says last Saturday’s Times newspaper in the UK. Thanks Matthew Moore their Media Correspondent, I’m happy.

As students have their reading week and a new Semester dawns, it makes me wonder how many get chance to read beyond the wonderfully accessible short to extend their commitment to a novella or novel. The whole curling up with a good book idea is not too much of an indulgence. It just needs the clocks to stop, the phones to break and social media to go away…

Snow is on the horizon, so prayers might be answered.

If you haven’t taken a peek at my empowering novel check it out here.viewBook.at/Ebook

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Good News! My Novel gets a plug

Huge thanks go to Denise Powell, Founding Editor of the Voices Project. It is a website featuring women: ‘Front line experts on combating global poverty agree
that when you empower a woman
you empower a family,
a community,
a nation…’

Here she has published the first page of ‘What If I Go’ novel, in an attempt help me to raise awareness of exploitation and how to spot the signs of controlling men. 

On her site the novel extract sits amongst amazing poetry and prose written from the heart. She has a passion for promoting human rights through storytelling, which I admire greatly. Check it out here-

http://www.thevoicesproject.org/poetry-library.html

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It’s not #Wordless Wednesday after all!

Student Novel Splash Out

Please spoil a new adult with the gift of a novel download. The ‘What If I Go?’ novel will equip students to steer away from danger and avoid pitfalls around abuse.

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Free gifts are always appreciated by students who are busy planning for the new term.

Go here to buy them a copy and spread the word about gang crime.

http://amzn.to/2fsRFWV

Let’s keep our students safe. Together we can raise awareness of exploitative behaviour.

Happy holidays!

Q & A session with the Bookworm Girl

 

Many thanks to the Bookworm Girl an awesome book blogger who hosted me and the novel, What If I Go? here-

http://bit.ly/2tDzFzq

The questions were interesting and were great to reflect upon in my writer journey. Hopefully, I have inspired others to put pen to paper. The novel is aimed at empowering women.

For all those who ask, ..’but what can I do?’ over difficult circumstances or tragic events then my answer might just be, ‘Why not write about it?’

Raising awareness is sometimes all we can do to help traumatic situations. Signposting vulnerable people and victims to support organisations that deal with sensitive issues such as grooming and sexual exploitation is satisfying. At the end of the book there are pages dedicated to victims giving the contact details of helpful organisations for support.

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Help! Abuse is Still Happening

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Our countryside is blooming after the rain. These lilies are amazing. However, some things aren’t improving despite best efforts. Let’s stay vigil and keep trying to raise awareness of dangers. Sadly this was among this weeks news alongside terrorist activity.

http://bit.ly/2rTDMWM

Raising awareness and interrupting this activity is key. Standing together in love is the answer. What If I Go? attempts cultural cohesion. Please would you download a copy of my book for a friend?

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Review Magic- Please CONTINUE to do it!

I found this on Pinterest and agree whole heartily with the creator. DA-_XyJUQAAJjnr

I am grateful for your time to help me spread the word on keeping safe. Please encourage summer reading for students. They matter. I wrote What If I Go? as a heads up on the signs of grooming and violent controlling behaviour. Let’s help stop the perpetrators?

Thanks!

Best Polly

Bank Holiday Fun!

I trust your bank holiday was fun and as productive like mine. See where I was made most welcome as a guest author here-

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Our family cooked on the BBQ and did some healthy eating, mostly! This amazing book cover on an icing sheet was ordered online, when the book first came out. I sent some of that cake to a friend through the post. Unfortunately, there was no pattern remaining when it arrived so she was a little bamboozled! Haha! You can but try to spread the love.20170203_212949

Book Review/author contribution

My heartfelt thanks for having me go to Lisa at-

Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews

She’s looking for more writers to contribute to her guest post. She also loves poetry so, if you are like me and need to find your readers then why don’t you check out her site below.

http://bit.ly/2ry9e8Y

Unfortunately the sexual exploitation of girls like Grace in What If I Go? are based on true stories recently televised on the BBC in the UK. See this weeks Three Girls drama series and the newspaper report following the showing here:

http://bit.ly/2qydd7D

Stay safe! Raise awareness.