What’s in a Name?

For an up-and-coming band working the circuit in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean, life was hard. They often went without food for days, most of their income went on fuel for their van. They were lucky, in that they had a manager who paid their rent and expenses out of his own pocket in the beginning, otherwise, they'd have had to have given up or starved to death.

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St. Peter Port Guernsey, St. Helier, Jersey: The beginning of a Summer Adventure for Stella, or was it?

The Sania stayed docked in St. Peter Port in Guernsey for hours, well, maybe just over an hour - but it was driving me insane with impatience. I leaned over the side and watched people coming and going. Oh, hurry up! How long did it take to get on and off a boat for heavens sake?!
Later:
I stood up, leaning over the rails, no longer feeling sick, just starring as Scott's island took shape. I could see rocks and flower-sprigged cliffs and little white sandy bays...and then , as The Sarnia slowed towards St. Helier, the imposing sight of Fort Regent high on its granite hill, towering into the sky. I practically jumped up and down with excited anticipation. I'd made it! I was in Jersey! Almost...

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‘We were just wondering,’ the blonde nurse said, ‘if you were in a rock group or something…’

There was a bit of a stir from the cubicles and two of the young nurses appeared and shimmied across.
'We reckon you were the group appearing with Doc Holliday and the Cards, in Dunstable,' the small nurse said, excitedly.
'Yeah, dead sexy you were and we tried to see you afterwards but the bouncers wouldn't let us near...' the darker haired one giggled.
'That was us,' Josh beamed. 'And I'm gutted that you couldn't meet us after the gig. We could have given you - um -our autographs.'
'We can still do autographs,' Zac grinned, 'in exchange for phone numbers.'

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Theauthorsshow.com – I’m back again!

I’m back on theauthorsshow.com today having a good natter and a giggle about writing and Only One Woman, so do drop in. Let me know if you do. https://wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow6.html Chatting about Only One Woman, writing it with the lovely Christina Jones and how we managed to do it given we were never in the same room together, let alone the same county! I’m reading an extract from Renza’s diary where she excitedly visits Carnaby Street for the first time, with her cousin and gets to enjoy the sights, sounds and fab fashions of the late 1960s. Join Renza as she pops into POP and Lady Jane. Listen as she captures the vibe of the record stores and the music blaring from them. It’s all there in this reading and you can read lots more in Only One Woman (Headline/Accent Press) Available from Waterstones, WH Smith and most digital platforms. 56 5* reviews Amazon alone.ISBN: 97803597839ASIN: BO7RFRVL4Phttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-One-Woman-Christ…/…/1783757310 ISBN: 97803597839ASIN: BO7RFRVL4P books2read.com/u/mlegkP

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Podcast of my theauthorsshow.com interview is being repeated 20th August.

reat read with real characters that took me back to the fabulous 1960s, They say if you remember the 60s you weren't there. Well, the writers of Only One Woman were certainly there and so was I. This lovely novel with it's well-drawn and very real characters, references to the bands and records of the time, which I bought and played, transported me back to a wonderful time in my life; my teens. The story kept me turning the pages. Although my feelings changed towards certain characters as I neared the end of the story, it made it even more interesting and exciting, I loved the ending. I loved the book.

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My interview with theauthorsshow.com is live for 24 hours EST 13th August – pop over and have a giggle with me.

My interview with theauthorsshow.com is live – it went up 12.01am EST 13th August and will play for 24 hours from midnight to midnight EST and can be found in archives on the show after. Just look for my name and the book cover. https://wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow6.htm Do drop in, I had such a giggle with the presenter, Linda Thompson, as we discussed the 1960s, Only One Woman, writing with the talented Christina Jones and more. We chatted about music in the 1960s and how Graham Bonnet and his hit single in 1968 – Only One Woman – came to be the title of our novel. Graham wrote the foreword for Only One Woman and tells how he met The Bee Gees and how they came to write for him and his cousin, the late Trevor Gordon (The Marbles). It is a fab read and of course, Only One Woman launched his singing career (Rainbow, Alcatraz, Michael Schenker, Blackmore and other bands). Only One Woman – an epic love story from the 20th century with lots of music, fashion, and the social change references not to mention the Moon Landings and the odd assassination and The Cold War! You’ll have ear-worms when favourite songs are mentioned and the fashions of the day will transport back with a heavy dose of nostalgia as you recall Jools Driscoll, Samantha Juste, Cathy McGowan and Twiggy, David Bailey, and all the bands of the time such […]

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Louise Mullins: Best-Selling Psychological Thriller Author – with Movie Rights Signed – is My Guest Author Today

Today I’d like to welcome best-selling author Louise Mullins. Let’s find out all about her and her writing in her own words: ‘I didn’t intend to become a crime writer…’ My first title, The House of Secrets is based on the story of Isabella, a Victorian woman who is sent to an asylum by her cruel husband after the tragic […]

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