Surprise! Tuesday Guest Post: Wendy Unsworth

Wendy Unsworth is the author of mystery and psychological suspense. She has also written a series of chapter books for young children and has enjoyed the challenges of these very different genres.

Wendy has lived in Ndola Zambia, Nairobi Kenya, in a 17th century Cornish cottage, Lincolnshire and Lancashire in England and now divides her time between Scotland and the wilds of Portugal. In between packing and unpacking her passions are writing, reading, travel, her cat Cleopatra and, of course, her family.

The Berriwood Series of novels follows the lives of ordinary people in a pretty little backwater of the Cornish countryside. This is a place of tranquility, where everyone knows everyone and nothing much ever seems to happen, until…

Amidst  this quiet, idyllic background of rural life Wendy likes reveal the darker side of life, to pitch her characters against the odds, to test their nerve  and see how they react!

There have been two titles in the Berriwood series so far-

The Palaver Tree Following a personal tragedy, Ellie Hathaway takes a teaching job far away from the safety of Berriwood, in the sub-Saharan country of Ducana. She has never done anything so daring before but she believes she has no need to worry, the wonderful headmaster, Gabriel Cole will guide and protect her. Nothing could possibly go wrong while he is around…

But, as Ellie slowly discovers, she is not the only one Gabriel is ‘protecting’ and whose interests does he really have at heart?

From a sleepy English village to the heat of Africa, the truth is out there and someone has to find it.

The Palaver Tree is available for download here:-

getBook.at/Palaver

In Beneathwood ,

Beryl Carroll has lived in Berriwood for most of  her life. It has been so long that people tend to forget she came to the village a young and frightened runaway and no one, not even her husband Gordon, knows exactly what happened to her before she came looking for him.

But someone knows, someone who blames her for her past transgressions and someone who would dearly like to make her pay. Just as Beryl and Gordon prepare to move in to the lovely old house at Beneathwood,  the time for revenge has come.

  Beneathwood is available for download here:-

getBook.at/Beneathwood

 

Dirty Work is the third title in the series.

Appearances can be deceptive.

Take the Duke twins. Pete lost his IT job almost two years ago; he is best known in his native village of Berriwood for his tendency to be found propped up against a bar somewhere… or under it. It has been a tough time for Caroline, Pete’s wife,  but at last, it seems, he is turning his life around.

Nathan is the success story of the family, the darling of the local amateur dramatic society who gave it all up for his high flying directorship based in London. But his wife, Marcie hates the lonely days while he works away and forgetting her birthday is the last straw.

When Nathan invites Caroline and Pete to a surprise birthday dinner for Marcie, to make amends, Caroline has her reservations. She knows if anyone is going to spoil the family party it would be Pete; he has done it plenty of times before. What she doesn’t anticipate is that her husband won’t even be there and that one of the four will very soon be dead. .

Dirty Work will be available for pre-order on Amazon from 15th May 2017 and published on June 16th 2017

All three books in the Berriwood series now have brand new covers to celebrate this latest release

Wendy can be found at her website  wendyunsworth.wordpress.com where she loves to welcome visitors.

 

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesday: Guest Post, Wanda Luthman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She has worked at the local Community Mental Health Center, the local Community College, Hospice, and is currently a Guidance Counselor. Her calling in life is to help others be their best selves. She writes magical, whimsical, adventure books that delight and inspire children. She has always loved reading and writing and wrote many books and poems as a child growing up in Missouri. She presently resides in Brevard County Florida with her husband of 21 years and 2 dogs.
Books available on Amazon (www.amazon.com/author/wandaluthman)
The Lilac Princess
A Turtle’s Magical Adventure
Little Birdie Grows Up
 
Magazines
Merritt Island Now
Swell Life Magazine
Follow me at
Twitter–@wandalu64
GUEST POST
Do you have a child with a disability? Do they struggle to fit in? Then, they will probably relate to Gloria, the main character in Gloria and the Unicorn. Gloria was born with a droopy cheek on one side of her face.
In addition, her Mom died giving birth to her and her Dad gave her to a children’s home. She had a rough start in life. However, the owner of the children’s home, Miss Libby Langdon, is incredibly loving and kind and has given her a nice home.
Miss Libby doesn’t send Gloria to school though because she wants to protect her. You have probably felt that too. It’s hard to send your little one out into the big world and trust that things will work out okay.
But, Gloria wants to go to school and learn like the other kids. Kids today take getting an education for granted but imagine if getting an education wasn’t available to you. That’s how Gloria felt.
Then, a fabulous thing happens, a unicorn named Sir Louie shows up. He helps Gloria to accomplish her dream by first teaching her to read. Do you have a child that needs help learning to read? It can be such a challenge but they feel so victorious when it finally clicks and they sound out their first word!
Now Gloria has to face school. It doesn’t go so well. In addition, she has magical powers from Sir Louie’s sparkly dust that he leaves behind after each visit and she can travel into the books she reads. However, the Wicked Wizards of Malcardore don’t like that idea very much.
The Wizards capture Sir Louie and it’s up to Gloria to figure this out and then make a life-altering decision. Will she risk her life to save her friend’s?
Come along on the journey of Gloria and the Unicorn. You can even read this to your child and enjoy the story together. It encourages treasuring education, empowering children to be themselves and facing one’s fears.