Here it is! Out today to coincide with the first day of Wimbledon, on Kindle and in paperback very shortly. Singles, Set and Match. The fifth book in the Singles’ Series. And reviews today have been super! “Very absorbing and I found it easy to get lost in Eve’s world for hours.” Overtherainbowbookblog.wordpress.com
”Elaine has such an amazing gift that wherever she writes about, you feel like you’ve had a holiday there yourself.” Kimthebookworm.co.uk
”I must have gone through every emotion possible reading this…What a roller coaster ride. I absolutely freaking loved it.” Bakersnotsosecret.blog
Oh dear! After last week’s boasting of my books coming out in paperback next week I am having to eat my words. Amazon just cannot, will not accept my book covers. I have contacted them and they agreed “as a one-off gesture” to help me with the cover upload for Singles, Set and Match. (They ignored my plea for help with Singles and Spice.)
They sent me a version of my cover in their template to upload. Now, I need to point out here that I had already been using their template, or rather lovely Lisa Morena of Vanilla Gecko … Read the rest »
Good morning! I am trying to stay upbeat and positive today in spite of the weather. Now, oddly for someone who’s lived so much of her life in hot climates, I don’t like very hot weather. But I’m getting a bit tired of putting the heating on in the second week of June! But the house has felt so damp and cool the last few nights that I’ve had no option. I’ve been doing the hokey cokey with the washing. It’s been in – out – in – out because of the sudden downpours and so shaken all about with … Read the rest »
Reviews are an author’s life blood. Our readers can’t imagine the thrill it gives us when they write a review. Okay – sometimes a one star review sends a writer running to the coffee or something stronger! – but you learn to accept that your work isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. So it’s a bit galling when Amazon – yes THAT Amazon, the champion of writers and indie authors – won’t let you post a review. This was the case when I tried to post a review for Kim Nash’s Amazing Grace.
At the moment it’s with an army of book bloggers who have kindly agreed to take part in my blog tour, which has been organised by the fabulous Rachel Gilbey (and who I’ve driven nuts!). And that’s exciting and frightening at the same time. Eeek! Crossing all fingers and toes they’ll like it. … Read the rest »
This week my play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged by Melabeau Productions in the Lunchbox slot at the Bridewell Theatre, London EC4. How good is that? We are all buzzing about it and if you’re in London at lunchtime please bring your sandwiches or sushi and come and have a laugh at our one-act black comedy. Tickets available on the door at the moment or ring the theatre box office – 020 7353 3331 or online – www.sbf.org.uk
So – here we are. The last day of 2018. I am not a huge fan of New Year’s Eve, I must admit. I can’t stand all the Resolutions – why set yourself up for failure? I know that sounds quite cynical but to be honest, most Resolutions have hit the dust by February. If I am going to take a monumental decision about my life I can take it at any time, it doesn’t have to be 1st January. And I also hate all the false bonhomie. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have had some great New Year’s … Read the rest »
At a time when Pensioners are fast becoming the nation’s scapegoats it was encouraging to see 71-year-old Harry Rednapp voted King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. I have to say I like Harry even though he did morph into Miserable Old Git for a while during the run. He’s a good old East London Boy! I did wonder, though, how Sandra had put up with him for so long! They met in The Two Puddings in Stratford in 1964 and married in St Margaret’s Church Barking in the summer of 1967. Many have … Read the rest »
Janet Street-Porter is a Marmite celebrity; with her forthright views, distinctive, quirky look and abhorence of being hugged by anyone outside her immediate circle, you love her or you can’t stand her. I fall into the former category. I admire her for being herself and telling it as it is and I tend to only watch Loose Women when she’s on the panel.
Janet comes across as a strong woman with a large circle of friends so I was a bit surprised to find out that she’s admitted to being lonely. Apparently a couple of months ago she … Read the rest »