'Barbara's writing is bold, original and enormous fun. In her screenplay 'Cowboy Girls' she cleverly puts the female at the very epi-centre of the traditionally male genre of the Western.'

Anthony Minghella, Oscar winning
Screenwriter/Producer and Director
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Novels

My Book Launch – Eat The View

Had a really inspiring and succesful Book launch last week at The Black Sheep in Ryde. A good crowd and questions answers with my journalist friend Christine Lord and readings from EAT THE VIEW. A sucess and the firrst of many!

Chic Lit Central

Check out CHICLIT CENTRAL online – as they are reviewing my novel EAT THE VIEW today.

They are a classy US outfit who do cutting-edge reviews and promotions – so feel honoured to have my novel up there!

My Interview on BBC Radio Solent today

BBC Radio Solent Interview http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xrwfq

Have a listen to my interview on the Katie Martin show (it’s 75 minutes in) where I talk for England about writing EAT THE VIEW

Life on Mars

Life on the Island is going slowly … ‘Eat the View’ did a massive run up the Amazon/Kindle charts and is now hovering around the 20,000 mark (apparently that’s good as the ‘paid Kindle Charts’ have 450,000 novels all jostling with each other) and keeps bumping up to 10,000 and then down and then up again! Being a woman of a slightly impatient temprament (I’m Aries, sorry, guys and gals!), I’m feeling a tad’s frustrated. Seeking solace with my friend and fellow Ryde Author, Andrew Lucas, who has had a Kindle best-seller with ‘Crossed-Dressed to Kill’ his humorous Comedy-thriller (check it out!)

Andrew has been a veritable font of wisdom when it comes to all things Amazon and Kindle and has steered me through this process -which has been quite a white-knuckle ride, a case of trial and error as one uploads. I can see why many wait on traditional Publishers but I must admit, I feel a slight writerly ‘glow’ to be part of this new media – where everything is changing and changing so fast! Andrew now has a publishing book deal, a well-trod path which this particular writer is hoping to emulate!

Roll on September when I find out about e-book sales on ‘Eat the View’ and any monies earnt. After all, we writers have to earn to eat – as Raymond, the ghost says in my novel: ‘You can’t eat the view!’

Eat the View

Ryde Pier late evening

Sooooooooo excited!  ‘Eat the View’, my first ever novel, a romantic comedy set in rural France, is about to go UP, UP AND AWAY on Amazon next week so watch this space!  It will abe available to download for a mere .99 pence, so it won’t be breaking anyone’s bank – please take a punt on my riotous romp!

Next Wednesday is D Day for ‘Eat the View’ – please spread the word!  Folks say it’s funny – which is handy as it’s a COMEDY.

Over and Out!