Novel Research

This was in the Times today about taxi drivers in Birmingham. I feel that my research was accurate, I’m sorry to say.-

Taxi scandal: criminal culture in the Birmingham cab trade

https://bit.ly/2kqh2I5

Let’s be wise and spread the word to save others falling prey to criminal subculture.

Check out my authentic novel here http://amzn.to/2zD33rT

 

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Happy International Family Day!

As we commemorate the , it is important to remind ourselves of the importance of the family for our stability.

It sustains humanity, socialising and preparing children for growth and development.

Enjoy your family, today.

Post Christmas Blues!

When the continued climb seems difficult and beyond our own strength…There’s nothing like reading to encourage us to write. At present, I am reading poetry by TS Elliot. What with the snow and cabin fever setting in and all!

That may sound heavy but it fits in with this time of year, really! See or hear ‘The  Journey of the Magi’ on Google, to join me. I think it infers that to see beyond we need to keep looking upwards.

When I think I have it not so easy, this poetry is levelling. It works for me.20180114_114115

Also, getting by is easier with a friend up front. So let us hold on tight!

World Kindness Day

That’s apparently on Monday the 13th of November. If you didn’t know, don’t worry neither did I. What a shame that we have to be reminded to do something as fundamental to our well being as to be kind!

Let’s practise before Monday, shall we? Not because it’s a special day but because we can…

I shared a meal with someone this lunchtime. It was a lamb roast lunch, all but for the Yorkshire puddings, that I forgot. The pudding was pineapple upside down cake and custard (made with fresh pineapple.) I know! It tasted better than it looks, my smiley pud.20171107_161926So much for the diet. I’ll start tomorrow.

What do you recommend as the best way to show kindness? All ideas greatly received.

 

One year in- one hundred followers?

Big hugs! I could be my centenary day today. ♥ Its a big ask but ask then it shall be given…

Yay! I can’t believe it’s been a year that I’ve been here! If four more folk follow today, then I’ll have a hundred followers. Thanks! Your support makes me happy. What I rely upon is the generosity of my followers to spread the news about my novel. Then, we can empower college & Uni students to stay safe and avoid falling prey to gangs. Or even anyone else heading off for ventures new.

So, to give a heads up to young adults then just direct them to Amazon or even better download a copy of ‘What If I Go?’ for a fresher you know. It could be an essential part of their kit leaving home.

Remember, it’s because they’re worth it. And so are you!

spaniel x Polly & Co.

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

Review of a similar story-The Bigger Fish

This short story mirrors my own, What If I Go? It is suitable for a younger audience if you find my novel too challenging this will more subtly warn young adults onward of the dangers of taking hard drugs.

It also raises awareness of the sensitive topic of sexual exploitation within a short story.

The book is called ‘The Bigger Fish’ by Magdel Roets see

http://amzn.to/2q3fFoh

I highly recommend this empowering quick read. Happy Reading!

 

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.