Monday, August 17, 2020

A friendly visit from B.R. Maycock

Today we are pleased to have B.R. Maycock here for a visit. She has written a letter to a version of herself 10 years into the future and is sharing it with us right here! Her latest novel is The Greatest of Enemies, which is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone.

When B R Maycock (Berni to all you lovely people!) isn’t dreaming up vibrant leads for romantic comedies, she’s ingesting books for her blog, in particular chick lit (her first love!) books, romantic comedies and thrillers. She can also be found playing footie or watching Marvel, DC or Star Wars movies and cartoons in Co. Westmeath, Ireland with her brilliantly out there husband, Keith, and their four epic little men.

Her debut It Started With A Snub and Christmas romantic comedy Snowday are available now on Amazon, as is Pushing Her Luck, the first of a series about AbbeyGlen Village, whose luck is about to change…

She has one goal and that’s simply to make readers smile and/or laugh (a splutter rates highest ;) ).

Visit B.R. Maycock online:
Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

Get ready for fireworks as two women with very different personalities become housemates!

Bex has settled in well into the small town of Abbeyglen. Yes, she misses her housemate Holly, but she has plenty to do what with the setup of the new Caulfield’s cafĂ©, her blogging and of course her work in Blackwater Financial Services.

Louise is shocked when she arrives in the town of Abbeyglen to find it has changed, everything looks too new and shiny, and who is this person in Holly’s apartment?!

With Bex’s bff heading for domestic bliss, some unwelcome changes in work, and now the arrival of eternally negative Louise, can Bex remain her usual chirpy self or will handbags at dawn, daytime and night-time too bring out a side to her she never knew existed?

For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Christie Barlow and Rosie Green. (This is book two of a series but can be read on its own if you are so inclined!)

Hi Berni! Since this is for a book blog I’m hoping to skip all the personal stuff, I’m hoping (and assuming) everyone is still okay and that life is back to normal, I’m praying I’m finding you in a time of no masks and the ability for the kids to be able to go to school and play in the playground with their friends, although, hold on, oh! They’re all teenagers and adults now, they can’t play in playgrounds at all (falls to floor, sobbing)!!

(Shakes self off and calms down). Anyhoo, on the reading front, I’d assume you are still a blogger, and that you kept it going even though you were afraid your reading slump of 2020 was going to knock you out totally. On the book front can you tell me you got your you-know-what- together and have all your books in both paperback and audio format? Please? And my gosh please tell me you got an author website together and did a newsletter!
Strangely, as I write this, I have seen a lot of people posting lately about getting themselves and their book goals together. Now, July 2020, you have four books out, six written, and, let’s be honest about this, nobody knows you exist.

The general consensus is very few make the ‘book out the front of the book shop, bestseller in the newspaper’ thing, Yes, we would all love people to go to a bookshop or see our book at an airport (my personal dream), but I think, ten years from now Berni, you and me have accepted that isn’t our path. Our way is to find the people who sit with their kindles and read loads of feel good, laugh out loud books and have them read ours, smile and have a better day for it. That’s our job ten years Berni (I’m sorry, I don’t know what else to call you!) I’m hoping you’ve grabbed this by the horn and now have at least fifteen books out (fifteen books by fifty-I like that!!), and that the Abbeyglen, Riverside and Greene Sisters series, while now just a distant memory, are selling well enough for us to be making a living (and are also in paperback) and that we have fans that look forward to the book in the way I used to jump when a Sophie Kinsella book came out.
Now. I think I’d better go and put all of the above into action. Hopefully in ten years time I’ll be writing this letter about the things we HAVE done!!  See you in ten years time, ten years from now Berni!

Thanks to B.R. Maycock for visiting with us and to Rachel's Random Resources for coordinating the guest post. Visit all the stops on the blog tour!

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