If you read Love Refuses to Die - and liked it - please take a moment to add a review on Amazon.com. With the next book - the final in the Love Trilogy - LOVE KILLS WITH A KISS - about to be published - readers like to check out feedbanck about previous novels. Thank you.
LOVE KILLS WITH A KISS is finally back from the editor- she did a really thorough job - 20 pages of comments and suggestions - as the author I am perfectly at liberty to accept or reject as many of these as I chose - but you know what, her job is to assist the process - not obstruct - and make the book the best we can create together.
I'm open to what she has to say - and get to work on making the book even better. A fresh pair of eyes and a professional edit is an absolute essential. Don't let your book leave home without one!!
Before the year is over- Write YOUR BookI
The time has come to share your thoughts, dreams and experiences with a wider audience. Whether you want to write a family history, a self-help book or a novel,
or even a blog, you can achieve it. With a little help .....
The Writer's Group at the Spa at the Standard Hotel on Miami Beach,
resumes next Wednesday. From 7-8.30pm you will be guided and inspired by author and broadcaster Ellen Frazer Jameson and the other aspiring authors
in the class to write YOUR book.
Writers from the last season have already published their books.
Following a tried and tested process, you could have YOUR book on the coffee table by New Years. How amazing would that feel?
Places are limited to ensure time for 1-on-1 instruction, so please sign up direct at
email@example.com 305 704 3945
Each class comes with a FREE spa day pass - the perfect place to retreat and write YOUR book. The Standard are also offering an Author Retreat (residential or non-residential) weekend during the Miami Book Fair 17-19 November where you can attend workshops, classes and enjoy all the facilities of the state of the art health and wellbeing Spa at the Standard on Miami Beach.
IF 'TO WRITE A BOOK' is on YOUR Wish List.
Do it NOW
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.
Dr. Samuel Johnson 18th century writer & diarist
Other cities may try to claim this enduring epithet but it is to London that it rightfully belongs. As an honorary Londoner having lived here for almost all of my adult life, I am constantly enchanted and inspired by the diversity and immensity of the most beautiful City in the world.
London has it all. The British Royal family and their palaces, pageantry, heritage, tradition, a two-thousand-year history, iconic landmarks, classical and contemporary architecture, culture, fine art, fashion, music, commerce, theatre, museums, international sporting events, vast open spaces and parks, world-class tourist attractions and monuments celebrating literary and musical greatness in playwright William Shakespeare’s magnificent Globe Theatre and the quirkiness of the Beatles’ Abbey Road zebra crossing.
One of the world’ most frequented cities, many visitors and even resident Londoners never experience London’s vast uniqueness and the hidden gems and discoverable secrets on bustling streets from Mayfair to Peckham. Gazing at picture postcard landmarks, riding a Big Red Bus or treading well-trodden thoroughfares provides unforgettable memories but an added dimension is accessed when armed with a wonderful new guide, Insider London, A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurant and Cultural Experiences by Rachel Felder. (Harper Collins Design)
The Insider Guide offers an opportunity for a different kind of round London sightseeing tour.
The South Bank of the Thames, a river that stretches for 200 miles, is as good as any place to begin a whistle stop tour of the Capital. The cultural heart of the city entertains with classical theatre, dance and modern drama in the Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre and street theatre with musicians, performers and mime artists.
A bird’s eye view from a glass enclosed carriage at the top of the London Eye opens up a breathtaking panorama of some of the best London has to offer.
The gold cross topped dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Lambeth Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Millennium Bridge, MI5 headquarters, The Shard, currently the highest building in London, the eye-catching Gherkin and Cheese Cutter glass skyscrapers, the Savoy Hotel and the magnificent sweep of the river downstream with its leisure craft, working barges and speedy commuter Thames clippers.
Tate Modern, a former power station towers over the South Bank and is one of the most important contemporary art museum’s in the world.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a 1400 seat reconstruction of the original Globe provides an extra-ordinary opportunity to see the Bard’s plays performed in an authentic setting, that being, outside. The open-air theatre operates all year round and every day ‘groundlings’ tickets are available for just five pounds. Wear warm clothing.
The Gold Hind, the galleon of Elizabethan explorer Sir Francis Drakes is now a function venue, moored on the South Bank within sight of the Tower of London. Tower Bridge which spans the river downstream, has a ‘selfie gallery’. A mirrored floor and ceiling balanced between the white and gold embossed columns of the blue iron and steel structure of the stone walkways and balustrades of Tower Bridge, over one hundred feet above the tidal flowing river.
On the mirrored platform capable of supporting a bundle of hay and six elephants, the architect envisioned visitors observing the ‘beastly splendor’ of the river in a constant state of flux, forming and dissolving far below.
As night follows day, energetic sightseeing leads naturally to the need for a nice cup of tea. The grand tradition of Afternoon Tea – a lavish spread with small sandwiches, scones with butter, jam and cream and cake, is a specialty of some of the grandest London hotels, such as The Ritz and Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly and the luxury department store, Harrods in Knightsbridge.
However, there are also smaller more affordable options at establishments such as Bea’s of Bloomsbury, Postcard Tea by Bond Street and Wringer & Mangle, an old industrial laundry at London Fields. To combine afternoon tea with sightseeing, the BB Bakery Bus Tour serves afternoon tea on a double decker bus or on a boat travelling down the Thames.
Away from the central London tourist hot spots, Camden Market delivers insight to youth culture and offers a glimpse into a mysterious world of flourishing underground tribes of native Londoners and international visitors. Flamboyant clothing geared to punks, goths, witches and warlocks, rock n rollers, bikers, cyber heads and war mongers are all on sale. A theatrical experience, glamorous vintage outfits, ethnic outfits, battle fatigues and glorious gothic fantasy wear are displayed by shop assistants dressed to the nines or made up to hell. Ethnic food stalls conjure up smells and flavors from India, Thailand, Mexico, the Caribbean and good old British fish ‘n chips. There is also a homage booth to the reggae legend Bob Marley selling dreadlock accessories, music, posters and t-shirts.
Weary feet can head to Covent Garden for the restorative treatments offered by Neal’s Yard Remedies or to the not so sweetly named Cowshed, a small chain of comfy and casual spas on Primrose Hill.
To ensure a restful end to the day in your newly discovered secret London, pick up a book at Bedtime from the former home of the novelist and visionary at the Charles’ Dickens Museum in Chancery Lane/Holborn. You can also join a walking tours to visit some of the scenes of his most famous novels, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. “You asked for MORE?”
Members of the Magic Circle are sworn to secrecy, but you can experience even more mystery and magic with a late night visit to the Davenport Magic Shop in Charing Cross. For children and adults they run classes in the Magic Studio next door and sell magic collectibles from this family owned store that has been in at the same address since 1898.
Which brings us full circle back to the Abbey Road Studios in St. John’s Wood. Night and day, visitors and fans gather outside in the street by the graffiti lined wall at the recording studios where the Beatles produced some of their most amazing and enduring music. The photograph of the Famous Four walking in step across the zebra crossing is an everlasting image all over the world.
They declared, All You Need is Love. If you love life, it’s no secret, you will love London.
Write YOUR Book NOW
classes start at
The Standard Spa Miami Beach
this month - Thursday October 12th
Q&A session 6.30pm-8pm
First class Wednesday 18th October
For more information please fill in Contact form
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Author and broadcaster Ellen Frazer-Jameson
wants to meet you.
If you are ready to get serious, put those words on paper,
commit to the discipline the practice and the joy of creating
an original manuscript - let me show you the way. .
Join the aspiring authors who have found that they
received all the support,encouragement and know-how
they needed at WRITE YOUR BOOK OR BLOG classes
at the Standard Hotel on Miami Beach.
Join me; Ellen Frazer-Jameson for a Q&A
at the Standard on Thursday 12th October -
everything you ever wanted to know about writing your book -
but didn't know who to ask.
Classes start Thursday 18th October 2017. Places limited.
CHECK OUT THE FREE SPA DAY PASS
For further info please see attached leaflet or contact
Author's alchemy. The special ingredient in creating an original book. The first draft printed out (thank you brother Billy) and wrapped up firmly in a shiny silver container and put into a dark place to grow and transform and ferment. I learned this trick from the Master Stephen King in his book On Writing. When the book comes out again in two more weeks time, it arrives fresh to the eyes and will have magically developed into a new creation. I do not touch it for those weeks, just allow it to grow in the dark like a rare bloom. Meantime, I can get on with research including walking landmarks and streets of London to ensure that references I have made in the new volume are still as I remember. Or I can update. I love this whole process and feel energised and excited. Off to do what we authors call work, research.. explore and make new discoveries. Author's Alchemy. MAGIC. Now sit back and wait.........
A lovely summer day in London - tomorrow I release my book from its secret place where it has been percolating and transforming - and hopefully turning into a bestseller! Author's Alchemy At Work.
Its an exciting prospect. to revisit the book as a new reader -
with pencil in hand to make corrections, I will settle in a comfy chair and read the draft without interruption - phones off! Photo below was taken in the mirrored ceiling, glass bottomed Selfie Gallery at Tower Bridge, way above the River Thames. The scene of a dramatic confrontation in my forthcoming book.