Modigliani Girl author Jacqui Lofthouse Joins Valentina author S E Lynes in People's Book Prize Fiction Finals

Congratulations to Jacqui Lofthouse on reaching the finals of The People's Book Prize with her satire about the writing and publishing world, The Modigliani Girl .  

 

Jacqui will join Valentina author S E Lynes at the black tie finals dinner at the City of London's Stationers' Hall on May 23rd in the presence of patron, The Day of the Jackal's Frederick Forsyth CBE.

 

Voting for the winner is now open. If you've voted before to get either author onto the shortlist, you can now vote again! One vote only per person. All votes for either of these mega-talented authors hugely appreciated.

 

Chiswick Buzz TV Interview, Spirit of Women Event

Chiswickbuzz.net interviews Moondance author Diane Chandler and event organiser Helen Toogood about Spirit of Women event this week.  Lots of inspiration for women ready to return to work after a break as carer or parent - Diane Chandler will be talking about her IVF novel Moondance and on how to start writing a novel.  She's also in charge of Prosecco... a good time definitely will be had by all.

 

The sold out event is organised by Helen Toogood of  Hot Chilli Connect,  inspiring women to get back back into the work/corporate world after a carer or parenting break.  Click image for link to interview.

 

Waiting list and news of other events coming up

 

 

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We welcome another fantastic debut author to the nest

We are excited to have discovered a truly original, wonderfully-written, book which reveals the incredible power of horses as healers and teachers. Told from the heart by a woman now at the top of her game in the UK field of horse-led therapy, Pam Billinge's The Spell Of The Horse: Stories of Healing and Personal Transformation with Nature’s Finest Teachers guides the reader to possible solutions to their own emotional problems.  H Is For Hawk meets The Outrun via Eat Pray Love.  MBS/Memoir Sept 2017

Pam Billinge

Brought up in suburban Liverpool, the first horses Pam fell in love with were ridden by the mounted policemen she would see passing her house on the way to supervise  football matches at Anfield. Little did she know, then, how these magnificent creatures would influence her adult life, leading not only to support her through a number of personal tragedies, but also to her pioneering work in horse-led psychotherapy and coaching.

 

 The incredible power of horses as healers and teachers

 

When Pam became disillusioned with her stressful career in industry she set up as an independent coach and leadership consultant and trained as a body psychotherapist. It was during this time that her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and Pam began to notice the way her horse responded to her emotional turmoil. Thus began an exploration into the true nature of the horse and their infinite capacity to help humans heal and deepen their sense of themselves.  

 

Horses reveal our emotions

 

Pam’s first book The Spell of the Horse tells that tale. Through sharing her memoir and other stories inspired by the incredible interactions she has observed between horse and human, Pam reveals the true nature of the horse whilst delivering some simple principles to help the reader transcend life’s challenges to live with purpose, self-belief and joy. 

 

Pam lives with her partner in rural Wiltshire, with her two terriers, two horses and one pony. Here she runs her business Equest Limited www.equestlimited.co.uk providing horse-led learning programmes to a wide range of corporate clients, and a small private horse-led psychotherapy practise. 

 

The Spell Of The Horse: Stories of Healing and Personal Transformation with Nature’s Finest Teachers,  will be published in ebook and paperback in September 2017.

Paperback B Format ISBN 9780995473553.

Sequel To Susie Kelly's Bestselling Kenya Memoir Out June 6th

PRESS RELEASE:


The much-anticipated sequel to Susie Kelly's US Amazon Top 30-ranking bestseller
 I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry, SAFARI ANTS, BAGGY PANTS & ELEPHANTS will be published
on June 6th in print and ebook.  Amazon pre-order now open, making Susie Kelly a 
Hot New Release and taking her to the US #1 #2 slots in the US Kindle Kenya chart.


More than 40 years after leaving Kenya, Susie unexpectedly finds herself returning
for a safari organised by an old friend.

With her husband Terry she sets off for a holiday touring the game reserves,
but what she finds far exceeds her expectations. In this her seventh travelogue,
she takes readers from five star hotels to luxury tents in the wilderness, and to
poverty in Nairobi's slums, describing a journey of joy, excitement, discovery,
nostalgia, of new friendships and encounters of the very close kind with Kenya’s
majestic wildlife. Forgotten memories come flooding back as she revisits the
scenes of her childhood and adolescence, so movingly portrayed in her popular
memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry, many of them changed beyond recognition.
 
April 2017
April 2017
 

Written in her characteristic laid back style, this is a travel tale that will appeal to all those readers
who have enjoyed Susie's previous books, as well as anybody
who has lived or dreams of visiting Kenya, the magical land Susie still thinks of as ‘home’.
 
PUBLICATION DATE: June 6th
FORMAT: Ebook & Paperback (ISBN 9780995473577
Contact: editor@blackbird-books.com