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Auction for Guide Dogs

I’ve donated a signed copy of Saving Geraldine Corcoran to this book auction in aid of the Guide Dogs charity.

The story doesn’t feature any labradors but it does have Minnie, a dog with separation issues, who is one of Geraldine’s unlikely guardian angels.

The auction closes on 14th December and the money goes straight to the charity. I’ll be sending the book out myself, to anywhere in the UK, before Christmas. So, if you fancy treating yourself or another book lover, put in a bid now. It’s for a great cause.

There are lots of fab books by fantastic authors to bid for so why not take a look?

Have you read Meeting Annette Grey yet?

‘Edie put on her mac and her favourite bucket hat. Her great-nephew, James, had once declared that she looked like an acid house stoner in it.

She’d assumed the part of innocent and slightly dotty old auntie for his sake and pretended to know nothing of such things. In fact, she was quite partial to a bit of Primal Scream. But James didn’t need to know that.

She merely told him it served its purpose and neglected to mention that it was highly likely she knew more about acid house stoners than he did.

She also failed to mention that she liked the way its bright green colour brought out the best in her eyes, when they weren’t hidden by the brim. At her age it didn’t do to admit vanity still reared its ugly head occasionally.’

Have you read Meeting Annette Grey yet? It’s short and sweet. Just like Edie.

Want to know what Frank’s story is about?

I’ve just finished the description of Frank’s story and wanted to share it with you. It might get tweaked a bit before publiction but here it is:

The past is only a phone call away.

It’s the Easter break and Frank O’Hare plans to spend it painting big, bold sunsets. Until he gets a call that changes everything.

His useless brother, Martin, has gone missing, although he’s been seen in Glasgow by hopeless Cousin Finn. Under orders from the family, Frank’s on a mission to retrieve the runaway and send him back to Belfast. But when Martin makes off with Finn’s campervan, Frank is dragged into a road trip through the Scottish Highlands with nothing more than an overnight bag, an ancient phone, and a whole heap of memories.

But not all trips are fun, and not all memories are good.

As the challenges get harder, so too do the memories. Frank is transported back to a time when, along with Finn and Martin, he and Billy Mac were the Band of Brothers, four young eejits trying to stay away from the kind of trouble that shapes your life forever.

All he wants to do is get home and avoid calls from his disappointed ma and his bossy sister. The trouble is, Martin seems intent on getting the gang back together again. But Billy Mac is conspicuously absent, no one wants to talk about it, and Frank would rather the Band of Brothers stayed in the past where they belong.

Because people change. Things happen. And some words are best left unsaid.

What do you think?

Right, now back to the writing.

Being Netta Wilde is on sale

Hello lovely people.

If you’re an ebook reader in the UK, you might be interested to hear that Being Netta Wilde is on sale at 99p for the next week.

Tell your friends. 😉


Ever wished you could be who you used to be? Meet Netta.

Netta Wilde was all the things Annette Grey isn’t. Netta Wilde was fun and just a little bit rebellious. She had friends who loved her. Friends she would love to the end of time.

Annette Grey is an empty, broken woman who hardly knows her own children. Of course, it’s her own fault. She’s a bad mother. An unnatural mother. At least, that’s what her ex-husband tells her.

The one thing she is good at … the one thing that stops her from falling … is her job.

When the unthinkable happens, Annette makes a decision that sets her on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention. Along the way, her life is filled with friends, family, dogs, and jam. Lots of jam.

Suddenly anything seems possible. Even being Netta Wilde again.

But, is she brave enough to take that final step when the secrets she keeps locked inside are never too far away?

If you like moving, heartwarming and uplifting page-turners, you’ll love Being Netta Wilde.

The Netta Wilde series has reached another milestone

We were so busy getting Educating Kelly Payne out last week that we at Hope St Press missed another equally exciting milestone.

Drumroll please

We have reached 3 million page reads in Kindle Unlimited for the Netta Wilde Series.

How exciting is that? Can’t believe we missed it!

If you are one of those lovely Kindle Unlimited readers who have helped us get to that number, take a bow and accept a virtual pat on the back from me. Thank you so much. Without you, I really couldn’t have got this far. I love you all, my darlings.

Sorry, went a bit Ab Fab there, but you know what I mean