Friday, 15 August 2014
Two women, two bucket lists
and a wickedly funny parrot called Bert
To Be Published 15th August 2014
· Carol E. Wyer is a stand-up comic and the much-loved author of many humour and women’s fiction books. Her main themes are making the most of your life and keeping your sense of humour after 50.
· A great summer read – heartfelt and touching but with a wicked sense of humour and a real zest for life.
· In August, Carol will be performing a series of challenges from her own bucket list – including skydiving, learning to belly-dance, zorbing and ziplining while playing the Kazoo!
- Carol will be talking about her books and performing her 'Smile While You Still Have Teeth' routine on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival in October.
Charlie Blundell cannot get over the tragic death of her only daughter. She drifts between her job and her hospital radio show, the only things that give her life purpose.
Charlie’s madcap best friend, Mercedes, cajoles her into writing a ‘bucket list’ of things that she always wanted to do, but then swaps Charlie’s list with her own. Now they have to perform each other’s challenges! What starts out as a simple bit of fun turns into a high-stakes race to save the hospital radio station and for Charlie to confront her deepest fears.
Carol E. Wyer is a former teacher, linguist and physical trainer. She is the popular author of several previous works of modern women’s fiction (including Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines and Surfing in Stilettos), two humorous books about growing old disgracefully (How NOT to Murder Your Grumpy and Grumpy Old Menopause) and the hit blog www.facing50withhumour.com. Carol lives in Staffordshire.
Three Little Birds will be available at all good bookshops and online booksellers
RRP £7.99 Paperback original
About the Author
About the Author
Carol is an ex-teacher and linguist who began her working life in Casablanca where she used to race around the streets on a clapped out VéloSoleX bike, avoiding donkeys. She changed career to become a fitness instructor in her forties and appeared in Zest magazine as a ‘success story’. No longer able to touch her toes with her hands, she has now become a full-time writer. Having written a series of educational yet amusing books for children, she turned her attention to the adult market in 2010 when her son flew from the nest.
Her first two novels Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines and Surfing in Stilettos won several awards for humour and much attention from the media. Since then, she has appeared on over thirty BBC radio stations, several international radio stations, NBC television and BBC Breakfast television discussing age-related subjects such as ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Grumpy Old Menopause’.
Carol has written articles for and featured in several national women’s magazines including Take A Break, Choice, Woman’s Weekly and Woman's Own who also wrote about her journey to becoming a best-selling author.
Currently writing a series of novels and articles aimed at the ‘older’ woman and man, Carol is also engaged in writing by-line articles and posts for magazines and websites including the Huffington Post.
Recently, she took a crash course in stand-up comedy and is currently doing a comedy tour entitled Smile While You Still have Teeth to sell-out audiences, proving you’re never too old to try a new experience.