Archive | March 2012

Martha’s Girls – Book Launch

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful evening at The Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester on Thursday night – great crowd and a lovely atmosphere. The three girls who recreated the Golden Sisters (the main characters in the book) were amazing. I loved their performance of  ‘Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree’ and they looked just like they’d stepped out of the 1940s. Thanks to Blythe, Lois and Natalie and to Carolyn and Sarah for directing and choreographing.

I can’t believe that in the space of 2 days I’ve sold 130 books even though they aren’t yet available on Amazon, Kindle, or in bookshops, but you can order it direct from the publisher; go to  and click on bookshop. Let’s hope ‘Martha’s Girls’ continues to sell well.

The first person to finish reading the book contacted me this morning! Barbara Cooke said she had bought the book at the launch on Thursday and couldn’t put it down.

I really enjoyed it … just like Catherine Cookson … it  felt like I was there with the characters. Couldn’t wait to find out who the girls would end up with. Is there going to be a sequel?’ Barbara Cooke.

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Thank you for visiting my website, where you can read the opening pages of  ‘Martha’s Girls’ and find out  the latest news on the road to its publication. Please leave a comment if you can.

‘Martha’s Girls’ is currently with the printers and the novel will soon be for sale on Amazon and as an ebook.  Hopefully, it will be on sale in bookshops in 6-8 weeks.


The first book launch will take place at 8pm on Thursday 29 March 2012 at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester. It should be a great evening. I’ll be joined by some very talented singers who will recreate a performance by the Golden Sisters – the main characters in the novel.


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