Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Cat's Out of the Bag!

Well, everyone, I didn't expect to be doing another blog post so soon, but thank's to my lovely friend, Donna Trinder, ( ) I didn't think I had much choice...  Oh yes, the cat is well and truly out of the bag! 

Of course, I knew Going Underground was about to feature in August's edition of Scootering Magazine, but it isn't supposed to be available until 26th of July.  So imagine how surprised I was when Donna posted this onto her Facebook page this morning... and what a lovely suprise it was too!

As you can see, there's an interview entitled 'A Quick One with Suzie Tullett' - a title that made me giggle.  However, it's the review of Going Underground that really made me smile... and I thought I'd share Mark Sargeant's words with you today.

Here's what he says:

"On opening the cover of Suzie Tullett’s debut novel, Going Underground, you find the proclamation ‘It’s not about living in the past, it’s about living with it…’ a single sentence that is an accurate and prophetic overview of the forthcoming story.  Her main characters introduced in the first few chapters, where they are attending the funeral of what is essentially the eighth main character whose demise was due to a freak accident involving his scooter. 

Going Underground explores relationships pushed to breaking point, friendships tested to the limit and beyond, as the three respective journeys take in a number of interweaving experiences heading to the trio of lads’ goal.  Clever use of song titles for each chapter gives a reflection of what is coming next, which adds a kind of comfortableness for the reader, identifying with the characters through the song lyrics.  I’ve purposely avoided giving much of the plot away, as that would be a spoiler, suffice to say it’s a road trip on scooters.  
For me, Suzie Tullett’s debut book would be a must watch film or mini series, should, and I do think it should, make the transition from written word to celluloid. 
Going Underground is among one of the best fictional books I’ve read, it works on many different levels as well as embracing and incorporating contemporary Mod and scooter culture of today as the background to the story.  
A highly recommended read with wide appeal."
How lovely is that?  Now if you want to read the whole piece, Scootering Magazine is available through any newsagents and the likes of WHSmith - although depending on where you live you might not be able to pick a copy up until the 26th July!
Happy reading, everyone x

Friday, 20 July 2012

You've heard of Chick Lit, it would seem I'm Brit Lit!

Well I've never been referred to as a 'Brit Lit Babe' before, which is how best selling author Kit Frazier describes me!

Feel free to leave a comment and if you do head on over, happy reading, everyone x

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Put The Phone Down...!

I've never been technology minded.  As long as the computer does what I want it to do I'm happy, which is usually nothing more than to let me email, surf the net and word process... anything else and I'm flumoxed.  And yes, I'm the same when it comes to mobiles; fancy applications for this, that and the other are wasted on me - all I want to do is make a call or send a text.

My other half, however, loves his smartphone.  Not that he's an expert, but what he lacks in knowledge he certainly makes up for in enthusiasm.

At first, it was the quality of the photos he could take that excited him, but then he discovered downloadable apps.  This is when he realised not only could he take pictures, he could also create pictorial collages and despite being no David Bailey he set about putting quite a few compositions together.  From dogs, to our children, to me, can you believe?  And rather proud of his achievements, he insisted I view each and every single one of them. However, there are only so many images of the family pet a woman can look at before they all start to get a bit samey... and not being the best model in the world, I struggle to see anything positive in individual pictures of myself, let alone having loads of them staring back at me, all at the same time! 

But like any caring wife, I simply smiled politely and told him how wonderful his creations were... Big Mistake!

Because that's when he decided to take his new found talent one step further - now moving on to producing slide shows with these rather dodgy photos; slide shows that came with music!  Oh yes, he went from collage to montage... his snapshots now fading in and out with some sentimental tune playing in the background, themed special effects included as standard.

Much to my frustration, I again became one of his favourite subjects, but before you all go thinking I'm just being mean, have you ever tried emailing these things?  No...? Well let me tell you my other half has and they take absolutely forever to attach.  But guess what, growing ever more confident in his technology skills Robert found a much quicker way to enable me to enjoy his latest photographic conceptions... By uploading the damn things onto Youtube! 

Now you can only imagine my reaction when I was told that not only did I have the mispleasure of viewing my not so photographic self, but that everyone on the World Wide Web did too!  And of course, after a fair bit of screaming at him to take them off he duly did, thank goodness.  Nevertheless, it would seem the story doesn't end there.

Just when I thought I'd saved not just me, but also all of you from my other half's extraordinary visions of loveliness, he tells me he's now discovered Pinterest!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Celebrating With a Kindle Comp...

Well, Guys, it's been a year since the official launch of Going Underground and what a year it's been.  I've met some lovely supportive people along the way, both in person and virtually and even though I wish I could give one to everybody, to both celebrate and show my appreciation I'm giving away a brand new Kindle e-reader to one lucky winner!
To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is answer three easy Going Underground related questions, email me the answers and leave a comment on this post letting me know you've entered...  How simple is that?

Please DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ANSWERS HERE for obvious reasons, lol.  Instead, send them to and I shall look forward to receiving them.

The competition will run until the end of the month and a winner will be chosen at random on the 1st August 2012.

So, here are the questions:

1. How far into her pregnancy is Tracey Parkes?
2. When Jonathan deserts Tracey, where is he heading?
3. What name is given to Tracey and Jonathan's baby at the christening?

Good luck, everyone... 

Can't wait to announce the winner!!!!