Author Interview at Christmas

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I’m so excited to be hosted by Don Massenzio today on his site at 

https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/author-don-massenzio/blog/

Thanks for all your support this year. There’s still time to treat a student to a book!

Peace and joy at this wonderful time of the year.

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It’s great to collaborate on important reading material to empower the next generation.

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Glad that the Story Reading Ape is out there to care about reaching student audiences. If you know a new student arm them with a novel to keep them up to date & safe.

Previous reviewers say-

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We all  can get by with a little help from our friends!cat

Christmas Gift

Are you stuck for gift ideas? Then I have a solution…

Give an empowering read to the young women & students in your life. A reviewer recommended the novel ‘What If I Go?’ like this:

on June 6, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This is a book that everyone should read. Part of me wanted to say that every girl should read it, every Christian should read it, every college student should read it, every parent should read it… but the truth is that there is a lesson for everyone in this book and its tragic, painful, and raw with emotion.

What If I Go? Is a roller coaster coming-of-age novel about a young woman named Grace. Kind, innocent Grace only wants to pursue her education and her dreams in the UK—but she wouldn’t mind finding love along the way. Fortunately for her, she does find it in a seductive young man named Zul. Unfortunately … Zul is the last person she should surrender her heart to.

In this painfully honest story, audiences watch Grace’s life spiral out of control as she makes one bad decision after another. Innocence is tainted, light becomes darkness, trust is betrayed, and hope destroyed as our protagonist fights a string of battles and loses—repeatedly. Sex, drugs, alcohol, and abuse are just a few of the problems Grace finds herself tangled up in. The sad part of this story is that things never really get better for Grace. She is a completely lost cause and we are forced to sit and watch and hope that she can somehow make it out of her circumstances. Even more painful… this is not an uncommon tale.

My heart goes out to our protagonist and especially to our wonderful author for bringing this story to light in its painful, raw truth. This book was written incredibly well with a gifted hand. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to read and review it.
I would recommend this book to mature readers and those who enjoy coming-of-age tales.

The very depressing truth is that Grace is not a special case. How many young adults venture off expecting to find love and success and are instead handed a plate of worms? I believe there is a little bit of Grace in all of us—a gentle light hoping for more, trusting a little too much, believing in every smile we see. Sometimes we allow ourselves to get hurt by being too nice. I’m not sure if that makes us or the world sad but it’s the truth.’

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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.

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

Happy holidays!

A Feast of Holiday Reading

Don’t forget to pack a book or your ereader/tablet. Today the roads and airports are crazy. The schools  and colleges have finished. Yay!

Loose yourself within the pages to discover new places and people. It’s such a treat to have the time to read a whole novel. Don’t you think? I’m engrossed in some interesting historical fiction about my area. It goes way back to the Roundheads and Queen Mary and King James. There are feasts and battles galore! Pigeon pie was a meal fit for royalty, then. Today, I had salmon in pastry with prawns in a white wine sauce. That was delicious. Somehow I didn’t fancy pigeon pie!

Lately, I have been for a lovely picnic at a farm park and walked in a Hall gardens only last night. So, I’m grateful for the good weather and the freedom to roam the UK. Those ancient battles enabled my right of passage locally. What a debt I owe my ancestors. How blessed I am. If you like, call it essential research that I’m carrying out. Or it may be that I’m just taking time out to smell the roses.

Hoping you get the chance to do likewise, asap.

 

 

 

 

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

Meeting the Story Reading Ape is recommendable!

After a stormy start the sun is shining on my novel. I am very happy to have had some valuable coverage on The Story Reading Ape’s Blog. Chris has been most generous to include me as his guest author. Authors, join me on this sociable book site? See my inclusion over the bank holiday, below-

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Chris has made it easier for me to raise awareness of actual crime happening on the UK’s streets. Let’s disrupt the predatory grooming of young women by empowering them to spot the signs. I appreciate your help. See what I mean in local paper this weekend-

http://dailym.ai/2r4MNL8

Readers, try downloading a book that Chris is promoting?