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  • SilverWood Books - News: Historical Novel Society Indie Award Successes
    HNS presents an annual award not to be mistaken with a competition there is no closing date to writers of original indie self published historical fiction novels written in the English language From the submissions some 25 30 books are selected as Editor s Choice during the course of the current year these are automatically longlisted for the award the following year with nine going forward to shortlisting They are picky acknowledges Roma Nova thriller writer Alison Morton Their mission is to drive up the quality of independent fiction and they take no prisoners SilverWood authors feature regularly in the HNS Indie Award Nomination List Congratulations to Dave McCall The Jacobites Apprentice shortlisted 2014 Finalist 2014 Anna Belfrage The Prodigal Son shortlisted 2014 Serpents in the Garden and Revenge and Retribution long listed 2015 Anna Belfrage s Revenge and Retribution subsequently progressed to WIN the 2015 award Elisabeth Marrion Liverpool Connection shortlisted 2015 Alison Morton Successio shortlisted 2015 Aurelia shortlisted 2016 Lucienne Boyce Bloodie Bones shortlisted 2016 Maria Dziedzan When Sorrows Come shortlisted 2016 We asked the authors what nomination had meant to them Most expressed an initial elation Cue champagne popping and excited hopping like a demented bunny Anna Belfrage Some felt the nomination was a validation of themselves as a writer a frequently eviscerating vocation where negative reviews are like blows to the solar plexus Anna Belfrage When I am asked to fill in Occupation on a form Maria Dziedzan says I put Writer expecting someone to yell No you re not But to be longlisted and even shortlisted for a prestigious award someone must be shouting Yes you are Nomination encouraged and inspired confidence No words could explain the boost of confidence this gives to a relatively new writer Elisabeth Marrion Nomination also produces positive commercial spin

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2016/jan/12/historical-novel-society-indie-award-successes (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - News: Boost Your Book with a Biblet
    using email or a variety of social media including Facebook and Twitter You can see some of our authors most popular Biblets below In addition to providing extra data to prospective readers and helping to make it easier to find your book online Biblets are easy to use They also feature all available formats of a book and allow readers to instantly find their favourite format from their preferred online retailer Moreover you retain control of the content can update it frequently and monitor where your Biblet is embedded Once your Nielsen Book2Look account is set up we of course do all the initial work and hand over a fully functioning Biblet all you need to do is share it embed it on your website or blog send it out as a mail shot and get sharing it on your social media accounts Then as it begins to make its way to new readers on the World Wide Web you can track its progress on a clear and easy to follow dashboard which tells you the top sites for Biblet embeds how many views your Biblet has had month by month and how many shopclicks and hopefully new readers SilverWood

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/news/2015/nov/27/book-marketing-with-nielsen-book2look (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Becoming Fran
    to the library in the Wills Building or from the library to settle in the Berkeley coffee bar involved knifing through the city traffic This became a daily routine She d sit on the periphery of a sprawling group which would suddenly depart en masse leaving her exposed among the empty cups and cigarette ends as if the force of all that magnetism had ripped away a layer of her skin She missed Zelda who would be in the thick of it the centre of attention If only she could be like that Francesca Fairweather has never lived up to the extrovert image of her copper coloured hair Escaping a difficult mother and a disastrous love affair to become a student in 1960s Bristol she makes friends of Verity Dale and Morag But their presence is not to be relied upon and she continues to lurch from crisis to crisis Her Aunt Goldie her friend Zelda and her father each come to her rescue but are not always there when she needs them most In this coming of age novel we join Fran on her journey of self discovery She is tested by loss and grief by her strange marriage and by the secrets revealed when her mother dies Will she ever find the father of her twins maintain her independence and make a new life in Cornwall Jill Treseder was born in Hampshire and lived all her childhood in sight of the sea on the Solent and in Devon Cornwall and West Wales She writes best in a room with a view of water preferably the ocean and now lives with her husband in Devon overlooking the River Dart After graduating from Bristol she followed careers in social work and management development but since 2008 has focused on writing

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324912/becoming-fran (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Rings of Significance
    for over five years eventually came to an end At the time she felt little sorrow she was in another relationship that she thought was permanent but years later she regretted the irrecoverable loss of their special friendship and the lack of any explanation remorse or consoling parting words on either side April Lloyd has just begun a new life in beautiful Cornwall and is looking forward to quiet days that are free from the stresses of her former busy lifestyle But the discovery of a long lost ring on a local beach rekindles some old memories that compel her to confront the past even if it takes her far from the comfort of her home When their paths cross again after half a lifetime April finds that the fervent politically active young men she knew in her youth cut somewhat different figures in middle age But as she travels between England Italy and India keen to renew acquaintances yet struggling to understand her often conflicting emotions some surprises are in store for her Just how well we can ever know the people we journey with across time is a question that April must now begin to investigate if she

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324998/rings-of-significance (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Interpol Confidential
    is who exactly is plotting against him and which of his many many transgressions they want revenge for As the date of the General Assembly draws near all parties redouble their efforts to get what they want The result is chaos The result is farce The result is not Interpol s finest hour Michael E Rose is a Canadian author journalist and broadcaster He has worked for major media organisations around the world including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Maclean s Magazine Radio France International The Sydney Morning Herald and the Reuters news agency in London He is also the former Chief of Communications for Interpol at the agency s global headquarters in Lyon France His usual genre is spy thrillers with the Frank Delaney series winning new readers year after year The first thriller in that series The Mazovia Legacy won critical acclaim and was shortlisted in the prestigious Arthur Ellis Awards for Best First Novel The second volume The Burma Effect drew similar attention The third The Tsunami File was shortlisted in the Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Crime Novel of 2009 Rose has travelled extensively to many of the world s trouble spots including Nicaragua Haiti Sierra Leone Ivory Coast Burma and East Timor He has drawn from those experiences for the gripping stories and characters in his thrillers and now for Interpol Confidential After spending a number of years in the UK and France Rose now lives with his Australian wife and Burmese cat in Sydney For more about him and his books visit www michaelrosemedia com Rose writes with a deft hand a twisted wit and an insider s knowledge of Interpol A hilarious page turner Terry Fallis award winning satirist and author of The Best Laid Plans Michael E Rose s hilarious satire takes us

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324936/interpol-confidential (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Juliet's Story
    surface is a more compelling reason a secret she has held close since she was a vulnerable sixteen year old which only her grandmother Annie shared and whose answer may lie in Australia When Juliet boards the Alexandria at Tilbury she doesn t count on meeting the enigmatic Jack Delaney But is it wise to fall for a man from the other side of the world who seems to be carrying dark secrets of his own Denise Barnes has travelled the world unpacking her suitcase in a score of countries and working at more jobs than she cares to remember Mentionable events include selling lipstick in a Denver department store to top English model of the day Jean Shrimpton typing on a French keyboard for the UN Narcotics Director in Geneva chauffeuring a lonely Swiss multi millionaire lawyer in Zurich being the first fashion model in Atlanta to dance to pop music working as a PA to a film producer and delivering a film script to Richard Harris in Rome and not recognizing him he was not amused and cooking in a vegetarian sanatorium in Bavaria which gave rise to her first hilarious memoir Back home in England Denise reluctantly trained as an estate agent and loved it Juggling the running of her chain of eight offices in Kent with taking an Honours Degree with Open University Denise had difficulty finding the time to pursue her life long passion for writing To give herself the freedom to write she sold her business after 17 years but unfortunately to the wrong buyers namely a couple of tricksters which resulted in a second more serious memoir Buying back the business and after six years selling it once again she is now able to resume her love of fiction writing under the pen

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324288%20/juliets-story (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Echoes of Justice
    The first one was easy Kathy turned the corner and began the long walk past the row of dark shops grilled and shuttered against the world towards the off licence that spilled its beacon across the gloom When Kathy Wylde sets out to take revenge on the youths who kicked her son Jack to death she finds herself on the wrong side of a vicious and dangerous criminal As Detective Inspector Matt Turrell investigates the first death another gang member is brutally murdered DI Turrell and his team must move fast to protect the rest of the gang and anyone connected to Jack s murder including Kathy Unaware that she is now hunted and in grave danger Kathy selects Harry as her next victim but soon finds herself growing fond of the young man With the killer drawing close will the unlikely pair be able to work together in an attempt to survive With Kathy and Harry in mortal danger DI Turrell races to stop the killer before he can strike again Will he have to sacrifice himself to save them Echoes of Justice is the second novel in the series featuring DI Matt Turrell of the Warwickshire Police JJ

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324820/echoes-of-justice (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Story of Sunny the Flower Fairy
    They sing and dance and laugh and play And when the night comes dark and cold They sleep and dream sweet dreams I am told This magical book was created by Cindy Beadman as a young bride in 1969 whilst living in a pink thatched cottage with roses around the door in the Devon countryside It was handwritten beautifully illustrated and bound by her in anticipation of the birth of her first child Hannah and is delightfully evocative of that period The psychic middle child of five Cindy spent her early years in a cottage in the middle of a deep dark wood where her father was a gamekeeper Playing outside all day amongst the trees and flowers gave her a deep love of nature Yet despite her mystical nature she longed for something more exciting to happen to her and of course it did For just as she dreamed and imagined so she created and before she knew it her life had become one grand fairy tale with all the dramatic ups and downs that keep us turning the pages From Cinderella to grand balls from young mother and artist to international fashion designer of stars and royalty and

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324899/story-of-sunny-the-flower-fairy-the (2016-02-16)
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