Monday, 4 April 2016

#MemoirMadness Eleven Memoirs on sale 4th-10th April!

I am pleased to bring you eleven fantastic memoirs from eleven wonderful authors. Each book is on sale for $0.99/£0.99 from the 4th until 10th April. There is also a Twitter chat happening on Monday 4th at 7:30pm to 8:30pm GMT. To join in use #MemoirMadness.

There will also be a live FB and Twitter interview led by Sezoni Whitfield on Tuesday April 5th from 2:30pm EDT. The FB event is here
They will be on Twitter at the same time using the hashtag #WritersKaboodle.

To download your book for only 99p or 99c please click on the links below. Please double check the price on Amazon before you download.

Fat Dogs and French Estates (Part 1) by Beth Haslam

Buying a country estate in France seemed such a simple thing to accomplish. When Beth, her irascible husband Jack, and their two fat dogs set off, little do they know that it will become such an extraordinary adventure. Surviving near-death experiences, they drive thousands of kilometres around French estates steeped in history and crazy aristocrats.
Will they find their dream home, or return to Britain defeated?
This is the hilarious first instalment in the Fat Dogs series.

Fat Dogs and French Estates - Part 1 US
Fat Dogs and French Estates - Part 1 UK

Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead

If Joe and Vicky had known what relocating to a tiny mountain village in Andalucía would REALLY be like, they might have hesitated...
They have no idea of the culture shock in store. No idea they'll become reluctant chicken farmers and own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. No idea they'll help capture a vulture or be rescued by a mule.
Will they stay, or return to the relative sanity of England?
Includes Spanish recipes donated by the village ladies.

Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools US
Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools UK

Too Young to be Old: From Clapham to Kathmandu by Frank Kusy

As Frank Kusy turns 27 he is unexpectedly put in charge of an old people’s home in South London. Driven to distraction by a crazy cast of characters he seeks solace in Buddhism, only to find himself up to his ears in plasticine pigs and marathon chanting sessions. Will he make his mum happy by holding down a ‘proper’ job? Will he make her unhappy by becoming a writer? Will he get to share cheese sandwiches with Kevin in Kathmandu? And will he be forced to exchange his underpants in Japan?

Too Young to be Old: From Clapham to Kathmandu US
Too Young to be Old: From Clapham to Kathmandu UK

Feels Like the First Time: A True Love Story by Shawn Inmon

"The Wonder Years" meets "The Notebook" in this true-life coming-of-age love story.

If you remember your first love, your first date and your first kiss, then Feels Like the First Time will take you back to those moments. Shawn met Dawn when she moved in next door in 1976. Soon, they were best friends, then became each other's first loves. Shawn was outgoing but bookish, Dawn, beautiful and reserved. Their storybook romance came to an end when Dawn's parents forbid them to see each other.

They obeyed - for 27 years, until a chance meeting swept them up in a storm of emotions and memories. Can the sweet bond of first love not only survive into middle age, but flourish?

Feels Like the First Time lets you share in the magic of young love in small town America in the 1970s. No matter how much the world changes, some things – timeless music, high school dances, making out in the backseat of a Chevy Vega, and of course true love – will always remain the same.

Feels Like the First Time: A True Love Story US
Feels Like the First Time: A True Love Story UK

Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure (Sarah Jane's Travel Memoirs Series Book 1) by Sarah Jane Butfield

Find out what it takes to keep the Glass Half Full, as challenging life events including grief, loss, PTSD and devastating floods, test this expat step-family to their limits.

After enduring divorce and numerous child custody battles, Sarah Jane knew that a fresh start in Australia was their only chance of future happiness and that as a family they were making the right decisions. Living the Australian dream in Alice Springs was everything they hoped for until life-changing events started to test the foundations of this resilient family. Using every ounce of positivity they could muster they struggled on and just as they thought the worst was over Mother Nature intervened and washed away the roots to their new life during the Brisbane floods of 2011. This story lets you experience Australian life with an inspirational woman and her courageous family, as they struggle to survive challenging life events and keep their dreams alive.
Life is never without its challenges, but how many life-changing events can one family endure before they reach breaking point? Find out in this heart wrenching and touching true story.

Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure (Sarah Jane's Travel Memoirs Series Book 1) US
Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure (Sarah Jane's Travel Memoirs Series Book 1) UK

More Ketchup than Salsa by Joe Cawley

"It was while holding aloft a not altogether pleasant-smelling mackerel that the decision was made. The March rain hammered on the rotting tin roof high above the market stall, where I had spent the last six months pushing out dubious trays of marine life at three for a fiver. After a two-week holiday in Tenerife, one of Spain's Canary Islands, Joy and I vowed that a life in fish giblets was not going to be our destiny and a life in the sun, was.

A complete lack of catering experience, zero business acumen and the sum of our vastly wealth barely reaching waist level of a ceramic pig did little to deter our enthusiasm. “Where do we sign?” we replied. And then the whole silly, sunny saga began..." Joe Cawley

When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine, they anticipate a paradise of sea, sand and siestas. Little did they expect their foreign fantasy to turn out to be about as exotic as a wet Monday morning.

Amidst a host of eccentric locals, homesickness and the occasional cockroach infestation, pint-pulling novices Joe and Joy struggle with the expat culture and learn that, although the skies might be bluer, the grass is definitely not always greener.

An hilarious travelogue exposing the wild and wacky characters of an expat community in a familiar holiday destination, More Ketchup than Salsa is full of humor and is a must-read travel memoir for anybody who has ever dreamed about moving abroad, finding a job overseas or even momentarily flirted with the idea of 'doing a Shirley Valentine' in these trying economic times.

More Ketchup than Salsa US
More Ketchup than Salsa UK

Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? by Alan Parks

Could you give up everything you have worked for and do something completely different?

Would you give up and go home if it all went wrong?

'Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?' is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who move to Spain to breed alpacas. Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years. Alan and Lorna experience the joy, but also the heartbreak of alpaca breeding, picking up an assortment of stray animals on the way. Will they succeed, or will the challenges prove too much to bear?

Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? US
Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? UK

That Bear Ate My Pants! Adventures of a real Idiot Abroad by Tony James Slater

There comes a time in every man’s life when he says to himself, “Holy Sh*t! I’m about to be eaten by a bear!”

Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, determined to become a man.
It never occurred to him that ‘or die trying’ might be an option...

The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony, is that most of them got one.

Just how do you ‘look after’ something that’s trying it’s damnedest to kill you and eat you?
And how do you find love when you a) don’t speak the language, and b) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails?

If only he’d had some relevant experience. Other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he’d bought some travel insurance...

'That Bear Ate My Pants!' is the hilarious tale of one man’s quest to better himself. Whether losing a machete fight with a tree, picking dead tarantulas out of a tank of live ones or sewing the head back on to a partially decapitated crocodile, Tony’s misadventures are ridiculous, unbelievable and always entertaining.

Long before Sky One got involved, there were already plenty of Idiots Abroad. This is the story of one of them...

That Bear Ate My Pants! Adventures of a real Idiot Abroad US
That Bear Ate My Pants! Adventures of a real Idiot Abroad UK

Sihpromatum - I Grew my Boobs in China by Savannah Grace

Sihpromatum (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family’s introspective, four-year backpacking adventure. In 2005, 14-year-old Savannah Grace's perfect world is shattered when her mother unexpectedly announces that the family would soon leave everything they know behind to travel the world. Best selling, award winning I Grew My Boobs in China takes the reader through China and Mongolia (the first of 80 countries visited).
Nibbling roasted duck tongues in China and being stranded in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert are just two experiences that contribute to Savannah’s exploration of new cultures and to the process of adapting to the world around her.

Sihpromatum - I Grew my Boobs in China US
Sihpromatum - I Grew my Boobs in China UK

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain by George Mahood

The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem… they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.

During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations. Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh (you may even shed a tear). It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain US
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain UK

The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys Book 1) by Susan Joyce

One woman’s story: a child lost at birth, war, betrayal, travel, dreams, and art

In a hospital in a foreign land, a young American woman gives birth. Her son, one hope of saving her troubled marriage to a mysterious man, is born dead. Soon after, while she still grieves, Susan's island paradise in Cyprus collapses into a war zone, and she finds herself trapped in fierce fighting between defending Greek and Turkish forces. Evacuated by the British Navy, she starts putting pieces back together in England. Then she learns that her husband had something to do with the war. And in lucid dreams, she sees that he is also cheating on her. She confronts him, and he responds with a too-professional chokehold that threatens her life. Stunned, she finds herself penniless in the streets of Brussels. But friends, dreams, and creativity push her forward as she discovers that her "ticking clock" is not the need to produce a child, but her need to create a life that reflects her true expressive self.

This twelve-year memoir of profound personal transformation and friendships is a true page-turner. Again and again, you will ask yourself "what could possibly happen next?"

The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys Book 1) US
The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys Book 1) UK