Happy new week everyone. I’ve been trying to share the love and promote lots of books on my blog each week and am booked up all year, so I thought I’d squeeze in a few other titles that you might enjoy. Check out these amazing reads, have a book holiday at home and snuggle up with some exciting characters between the pages!
Today’s spotlight is on Essex author, Tessa Buckley, with her Eye Spy series and Multiple Sclerosis book and Colette Mccormick, with her Women’s Fiction books. Very different reads, but worth checking out.
After leaving school, I went to art school, and followed a career in architecture and design, which enabled me to indulge my love of old buildings. Although I had to put writing to one side during this period, I continued to devour novels in my spare time. I had two children, Louise and Patrick, and I loved reading bedtime stories to them. Then one summer when Louise was ten, she complained to me that she couldn’t find enough adventure stories to read in the local library. That was when I decided to fulfil my childhood ambition, and create a children’s adventure story of my own, and so the Eye Spy series was born.
Nowadays I write books and articles about other things as well, such as healthy eating and family history. I have just completed an Open University degree which included a course on children’s literature. And I am very pleased that Louise has inherited my love of reading and writing and now works in the publishing industry herself as a literary agent. Patrick, meanwhile, is a clever visualiser who often helps me create images to use on social media.
Colette was born and raised in Sheffield and remains a ‘Yorkshire lass’ at heart despite living in County Durham since the 1980’s. In 2013 Wergener’s Granulamatosis caused her kidneys to fail which meant she needed regular dialysis sessions. However, after 18 months on dialysis, and totally unexpectedly, her kidneys ‘woke up.’ She is now living life to the full and when she is not writing she is working as a charity retail manager. Colette loves cooking and has been threatening to write a cookery book for years. She also loves gardening and walking the dog but has no plans to write about either of those things. She has been married for almost forty years and has two grown up sons.
She would like to publicly thank the NHS in general and the marvellous staff of ICCU, Ward B28 and the Renal Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital in particular. Without their skill, care and attention none of this would be possible.