Somerset School Teacher Lands Publishing Contract

Primary School Teacher Kay Carswell has just had her debut novel published to immediate critical acclaim.
Looking after 100
Looking after 100
LANGPORT, U.K. - May 12, 2016 - PRLog -- After devouring every book in her holiday luggage, aspiring Author Kay Carswell decided she could do better than most of the books she had just read. Snatching precious moments between teaching her four- and five-year-olds, Carswell penned a tale of mystery and romance that immediately caught the attention of Mirador Publishing and a contract soon followed.

'Looking After Number One' has just hit the bookshelves and is already garnering glowing reviews. The influential Book Blogger website said, "Kay Carswell has a skill in creating realistic characters who all move with their own motivations creating a tapestry of interactions and conflicts." While Claire Ashton of The Book Reviewer said, "Carswell is clearly a talented new author for us all to enjoy with a well crafted and complex story."

Kay, who is also a judge for the Chris Evans BBC Radio Short Story Competition, had been keen to write a book for many years but was always worried she might not be able to finish. "After a particularly long and tedious journey across France I found myself reading the last book in my luggage," said Kay. "It was one I'd smuggled out of our campsite. It was the most utter rubbish; I couldn't believe it had been published and so I left it in a bin in Rouen and decided that it was time to start my first book."

That chance decision certainly paid off. "We loved the complexity and depth of Looking After Number One," said Sarah Luddington, Mirador Publishing's Commissioning Editor. "It's unusual to find that level of skill in a new author."

Looking After Number One is published by Mirador Publishing and is available as a paperback and eBook in all good bookshops and online stores.

Kay Carswell can be contacted through her publishers.

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