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paperbacks!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

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Paperbacks should be on Amazon, Waterstones, etc. any day (Kindle already available).  Thanks so much to mecob designs for this excellent look with subtle indications of what the book's about.  Hope you chortle inwardly and outwardly as you read - I still do.  Please help boost this little tale of boarding school life by rating, even reviewing on Amazon and Goodreads.  Auriel 

It's arrived!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Dear Patrons, Your ebook should be with you now.  If you have a moment, please could you pop your review onto Amazon and Goodreads?  I hope you enjoy reading A Blindefellows Chronicle as much I enjoyed writing it.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book via my facebook page - I'm the only Auriel Roe in existence, I believe. 

See this offer through Goodreads!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Here's a chance to win a signed first edition of my new novel... Sign up for this and Goodreads will randomly select in October... 300+ requesting since the offer went live yesterday but have a go - you're in with a smidgen of a chance!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/246896-a-blindefellows-chronicle

Sent to Press!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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A Blindefellows Chronicle has been sent to press!  Digital editions will be in your mailboxes imminently and paperback editions available from Waterstones, Amazon, etc. in approximately two weeks.  Thank you for your patience...  the meticulous editors at Unbound have made this fairly polished novel into a highly polished creature and I'm delighted with it along with the excellent cover by the renowned…

Why I love PG Wodehouse

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Hello Supporters!  The end is nigh and fingers crossed by August A Blindefellows Chronicle will be in your fine hands.  The editors at Unbound have been splendid with their amazing attention to detail - surely that should be a dash there and not a comma? etc. etc. - how right they were!  I feel that, as a new author, I've had a writing course with all the tweaks they've suggested.  

Just today…

Interview out today!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Dear Patrons, 

A Blindefellows Chronicle is currently having its final creases ironed out then it's into the the type setting phase which pretty much locks it in place.  Hoping it will be out before the end of May!  The editors at Unbound have suggested some excellent little tweaks and I think it's looking wonderful.  Please see the link below to my interview, out today, conducted in usual exuberance…

getting there!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A very nice little tweet from my editor Jamie Groves who is now giving the manuscript a final check through... 'A Blindefellows Chronicle by @auriel_roe (@unbounders) - definitely one to watch. Hilarious, heart-rending, a joy to read.'   Cover design is underway so fingers crossed for a late Spring release!  

A year and a half ago I had this strange little thought... what if an older man, rather…

My First Fiver!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

I've just realized something - this week someone bought my book I earned my first ever fiver as a writer! Earlier this week, I reached the publisher's funding target which covers their costs and thereafter I will receive 50% from book sales, so thank you Derek Wilson, I don't know you personally, but this is a landmark fiver. 

Of course, like most writers, I burn the midnight oil writing, doing…

and the winner is...

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

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Rufus T Flycatcher, pictured, has stepped in to nudge my three month grovelling fest toward its happy completion; (Rufus is a fan of just about everything I do). Art teacher by day, writer of begging letters by night, but worth it in the end because I wrote the book I always wanted to read and now it's going to be read by lots of people and I hope it'll make them as happy as it makes me. I'm 99.95…

Latest Goodreads Top Review!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

'This was a very fine read that follows a few friends through the years, beginning and remaining mostly at the Blindefellows school and ending on a very personal note at the end.

It's rather charming, through and through. :)

I frankly found the characters a hoot and the evolving nature of the private school, its history and how it changes through the years, a character in itself. It was great…

Another great Goodreads review from top ten reviewer

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Just 9 days left!  Please pre-order and help waft my book into publication! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1776703213?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 'Quite delightful, cleverly written, and just plain fun. :)' 

Almost there!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Ten days left! Three-quarters of the way there! Any last minute flutters greatly appreciated! @unbound

Misadventures in Publishing

Saturday, 22 October 2016

"Everyone’s got a novel inside them”, so the saying goes. “And to bring it to market is a misery”, so should it conclude. In my befuddled attempts to reveal to the world my “baby”, as the more cuddly variety of literary agent will refer to your book, I have sometimes found myself wishing it had never been born. 

The summer before last, a peculiar notion burst into my mind… “What if a man in his…

5 star review for A Blindefellows Chronicle from a top Goodreads reviewer

Monday, 12 September 2016

5 star review for A Blindefellows Chronicle from a top Goodreads reviewer (her average review is 3.75)

'Many novels out there follow a pattern. The same style of illustrations, the same stories... but this one, soon to be released from Unbound Publishing, is nothing short of spectacular. At times hilarious, at other times very profound, A Blindefellows Chronicle is a collection of stories taking…

5 star review for A Blindefellows Chronicle

Sunday, 11 September 2016

5 star review for A Blindefellows Chronicle from a top Goodreads reviewer (her average review is 3.75)

Many novels out there follow a pattern. The same style of illustrations, the same stories... but this one, soon to be released from Unbound Publishing, is nothing short of spectacular. At times hilarious, at other times very profound,A Blindefellows Chronicle is a collection of stories taking…

Today's fine morsel...

Thursday, 8 September 2016

'Sedgewick brought them all back around eight and, having checked everyone in for the evening, stretched out, still dressed, on his bed. Several hours later, he awoke in the dead of night and had to recall his whereabouts in the darkness for a moment or two, going over his last known movements in a hurried whisper, before he remembered where he was. He stumbled about and groped for the light switch…

A Blindefellows Chronicle...reviews are coming in!

Friday, 2 September 2016

So pleased to have some great feedback on my novel from director Brian Trenchard-Smith, renowned for being Quentin Tarantino's favourite director! 'Auriel, Yes, amusing, very Waugh, very Woodhouse, and somewhat reminiscent of my old school, Wellington, albeit at a later period than my tenure. Well done.'   More soon from a top ten reviewer on Goodreads who is reading my book at the moment...

A Blindefellows Chronicle

Friday, 19 August 2016

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Welcome to my shed!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Thank you for your interest in my new book, A Blindefellows Chronicle, and welcome to my shed.  (If you look closely, you'll see a fine aviary of budgerigars to the rear, slightly obscured by those soiled garden implements.)  Sheds are good places for writers to be alone, largely due to them not being large enough for two people.  A favourite writer of mine, George Bernard Shaw, had a writing shed…

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