Another interesting book, written in a very cosy style, is Kenny's Always Smiling. Kenny is an ordinary bloke, with no great writing skills, yet in this story he bares his soul and explains why he tried to commit suicide. We have not corrected the grammar - he speaks as he is and the emotion pours through. Of mixed race, broken family, domestic abuse, the pain shines through but Kenny keeps smiling. We feel that this book is a really good read for anyone who is depressed, and is a beacon of encouragement for ordinary people suffering in these difficult times.
Caroline Carey, writer and shamanic/spiritual guide, has written her second book, a sequel to MsGuided Angel titled Reclaimed Innocence. Sharing her valuable and soul searching life experiences, she again shows us how we can move on from past experience, whether traumatic or challenging and reclaim the essence of who we were born to be. Reclaimed Innocence is a poetic guide to healing our own inner-sense, as well as our relationships of a life time through the simple art of communication & movement. Readers of Caroline's work have been touched deeply, inviting her now to share her work world wide.
Unconditional is a fascinating work from Nikki King. Do we really believe that we have let go of the idea that image is important to us? This book is an insight into how tormented we as women, still are, and how much we still suffer with our own illusions and the illusions that others impose upon us. How can we begin to truly accept ourselves based upon who we are and not what we look like? Not an easy feat, yet Nikki, through sharing her own story and those of others, shows us how we can take those first important steps.
Jacqui Stoneman wrote Who Am I? What Do I want To Be? a careers guide for teenagers starting out in life. It is full of advice on all sorts of essentials, from interview techniques to handling money and is so good that she has now released a Teachers Edition so that it can be used to teach in schools - not just schools but also throughout the social services where the demand was the cause for this book. Some great contracts in the near future, well done Jacqui!
Tony Flood has re-published his children's fantasy book, Jody Richards and the Secret Potion with MyVoice. Jody is a 10 year old girl who is whisked away to a magical land where she has to battle against wicked wizards and witches, greedy goblins and the world's worst monster as she searches for her kidnapped brother. A great stocking filler for the over 7's - and adults!
Tony's wife Heather continues her popular children's stories about a little mouse, with Mousey Mousey and the Witches Revenge. This time the witches save the mouse and her friends from a terrible storm. But mischievous witch Agatha causes mayhem as she joins a choir, enters her hairy leg cream in a competition and invades the kids' Secret Club. There's even pirates and a vampire! If you haven't come across Heather's books yet, you really should be reading them to young children, who will demand the stories be read over and over again!
Christine Wright has written a very different style of book, Throw Me An Apple which is hugely funny autobiographical tale of a lady bringing up her family. We've all been in these situations, we can all see our parents and children in the characters and disasters which occur. Christine writes with passion and a zest for life which carries you through the story.
Finally, we have the compilation of the winners and runners-up of Eastbourne Writes 2012 competition on the theme 'The Day After', with a mixture of short stories, poetry and flash fiction written by entrants between ages eight and over eighty, as well as the winning cover design by Sophie Wright, a promising young artist.
Do look out for these books appearing in the coming month and enjoy them! They will all be available from Amazon before Christmas.