News from Our Readers & Authors

Update on the book to movie of Wrong Place Wrong Time

So, last weekend I received the first draft of the screenplay. My partner and editor Julie and I sat down in the garden with a G AND T and settled down to read the script. After 30 mins of reading we were blown away. The two top UK script writers have written an exceptional piece of story telling. It blew both our minds. Seeing my book revert to a script for a film was magical. The executive producers have read it, and its that good, there are only a couple of edits and we’re off. We have a meet next week to discuss the final plot, sub plots and characters, which play such an important part in the film. From then, it’s the part where we start casting and appointing the director.

Its rocking. Further updates to follow.


Journeyman Now Available on Audible

News from Only One Woman

Only One Woman: updates

Greetings Friends,

The last month has been hectic with continued promotion of Only One Woman and all that it entails.

We have received our 40th 5* review – fingers crossed Amazon leave the latest one there. Following their ‘purge’ of author reviews this year, who knows!

Constant updates to our Only One Woman Facebook Page, and thinking up posts for our Only One Woman Blog is enough to keep anyone busy, not to mention finding my way around Pinterest and Instagram. Good grief it is hard work being a published author. I can hear those of you who are published (self or traditionally) groaning loudly in agreement.

In the last edition of The Writers Newsletter, Only One Woman had been nominated for an Award with Wild Dreams Publishing – Voted for by the public. We’d like to announce with huge pride, Only One Woman – Christina Jones and Jane Risdon – came 1st (Gold) in Favourite Co-written Tale category. THANKS to everyone who voted for us and our very first award for OOW. Chuffed doesn’t cut it!! Look how fab our award is.

I’ve been trying to think of new things to interest and excite our wonderful readers – who are fabulous – dropping in on the various platforms often and enthusiastically taking part in whatever I’ve come up with. Thanks to them for being such a fab crowd – our very own OOWzers.

Early this summer I thought it would be great fun to encourage our readers who were taking OOW away with them on their holidays (or not) to take a selfie with OOW in their holiday locations – even the back garden if that is where they’ve spent the summer.

Only One Woman (so far) has travelled to Japan, Russian, Estonia and Finland, Australia, Cyprus, Greece and to Mauritius so far. Not to mention the odd back garden.

It has proven a very popular feature and I thought you’d enjoy seeing some of them from time to time.

Here is the first batch:

Here is Gloria Clulow on a break from a cruise to Russia. She’s in a village in Estonia with a Hurdy-gurdy player. Also outside St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow. And she’s beside The Tsar Cannon in Red Square – one of the biggest cannons in the world. All with her copy of Only One Woman. Cool or what!


I’ve mentioned (previously) iconic rock singer Graham Bonnet wrote the foreword to Only One Woman for us, mentioning his early career and ‘discovery’ by The Bee Gees, which led them to write Only One Woman (hit single in 1968) for The Marbles (Graham and his cousin Trevor Gordon) and how he went on to front some of the most loved and respected rock bands of all time. Well, if plans go accordingly next week (22nd Aug) I shall be in London at the Camden Underworld meeting Graham, his bass player Beth-Ami (pictured), and the rest of The Graham Bonnet Band. They are over from LA touring the UK and Northern Ireland at the present. So fingers crossed we can pull it off. There will be photos if we can. Wish us luck. Until next time, have a fab summer.


News from Malcolm Hollingdrake

The DCI Cyril Bennett Harrogate Crime Series from Malcolm Hollingdrake


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News from Wendy Hobbs


Wendy Hobbs – Author of the ‘Claudia Quash Series,’ Ambassador Dreams and Wishes Charity and Woman in the Law UK Ambassador.

‘Claudia Quash : The Spell of Pencliff

Wendy is thrilled that her first novel has been signed to Austin Macaulay Publisher’s in London and it is about to be relaunched. A new book cover is being designed and she is working very closely with the illustrator to ensure that it reflects the magic and mystery surrounding portrayed in the story.

Claudia’s Special Wish

Wendy will be reading the Christmas story again on behalf of Dreams and Wishes Charity at the House of Commons in December 2018.

Welsh Wonder Woman

Wendy is delighted to have been named the first ‘Welsh wonder Woman’ in the stunning Style of the City Magazine by Rosie Harris, Editor in Chief.

St Julian’s School Newport

Wendy was delighted to be invited to St Julian’s School to do a Claudia Quash book series workshop on ‘How to write an original Story.’ On the day the children raised £500 for Dreams and Wishes Charity.

London Fashion Week

Wendy will be walking in Jayne Pierson, (fashion designer to the stars) London Fashion Show this month. Jayne will kindly be displaying the Dreams and Wishes logo at the London Fashion Show to help raise the awareness of seriously ill children and their families.  

Book Link and social media contact details

 ‘Claudia Quash The Spell of Pencliff ‘ Quash

 Twitter @WendyfHobbs



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