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Book Launch 16th June
As a counsellor, based in Exeter's Cathedral Green, Evie Adams ponders the extraordinary circumstances surrounding her latest clients, and the way they've impacted upon her own life. On the one hand is Phoebe, terrified that a distant relation is going to contest her deceased mother's will. On the other is dashing American author, Matt, seeking, with Evie's help, the mystery surrounding his biological parentage. All of which raises the question again and again as to whether adoption equates to being chosen or cheated. Waiting for the higher ferry to take her across the River Dart from Dartmouth to Kingswear, Evie Adams can't help equating it to some people's real life experiences. Back and forth they ply, driven by an outside force; tethered to a lifestyle that inhibits freedom. Is Matt's cousin one of them, she wonders? Will she ever be unleashed?
Mel will be speaking about her book with Fitz on BBC Radio Devon at 11.15 a.m. on Friday 10th June, and again on Tiverton local radio on Saturday morning, 11th June.
Pop in to see her at TivLitFest (Tiverton Literary Festival) on the Saturday morning.
Annette Shaw's round up of new books
BOOKSHELF, DEVON LIFE
TIME TO SHINE:
Torbay writer Mel Menzies has already had a Sunday Times Bestseller. In her new book she takes apart a marriage brick by brick. This psychological mystery explores hypocrisy, forgiveness and fulfilment and it's a fascinating glimpse into the process of psychotherapy.
An uplifting and heartwarming read, Time to Shine takes its title in part from the beautiful acceptance speech made by Nelson Mandela, "We're all meant to shine . . ."
Published by Malcolm Down Publishing
eBOOK VERSION OF TIME TO SHINE WENT TO
NO 1 BESTSELLER
IN TOP 100 SUSPENSE CATEGORY!
RESOURCES FOR AUTHORS / BOOK CLUB LEADERS & READERS / RELATIONSHIPS & LIFESTYLE.
Scroll down to access numerous articles on all the above categories, including articles on Public Speaking in the Marketing section of Writing & Publishing A Book
Inspirational Ideas about Launching, Marketing and Promoting a Book
BBC Radio Devon Interview
Listen to me chatting to Dave Fitzgerald about my latest release, Chosen, on BBC local radio.