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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

EXMOUTH AIR RADIO, DEVON, ENGLAND, AUTHOR INTERVIEW


I was excited and most honoured to be invited on ExmouthAiR Radio, Devon, England, by U.K. Radio Presenter Howard James.

CLICK HERE for my live radio interview with Howard James on ExmouthAiR Radio Sunday, May 10th, 2020! For my interview start listening at 1:15:50.

You can also listen to the interview on my YouTube channel HERE 

ExmouthAiR Radio is "an award-winning local radio station" in Devon, England (106.4FM). All of their shows "are produced by local presenters offering an exclusively local radio service that promotes local events and life in Exmouth and the surrounding areas."

Howard tells me that the area covered by ExmouthAiR Radio is "a greater part of East Devon plus the Exe Estuary town (Teignmouth/Dawlish areas). Also down to Newton Abbott and Torbay....also Exeter/Topsham." - including of course, Exmouth.

Howard James started his radio career as a volunteer at Hospital Radio in Exeter and then moved on to BBC Radio Devon in Exeter and Plymouth, presenting programmes at either end of the day over a period of around twenty years. He also worked in commercial radio at Orchard FM in Taunton (along with popular U.K. television host Jeremy Kyle) and Lantern FM in Bideford.

The programme Howard James presents every Sunday morning (10 a.m. until 12 noon U.K. time), features local guests "chatting about local things both serious and not so serious plus a sprinkling of music, features and hopefully some cheery banter." He invited me on his live show because of my connection to East Devon. He had read one of my British press releases and wanted to interview me about my published books.

I discovered from chatting to Howard prior to my radio interview that he used to walk from the BBC Radio Devon studio in Exeter down St. David's Hill to buy snacks from St. David's General Stores. My husband Erskine owned and operated St. David's General Stores at one time!






Sunday, May 10, 2020

LIVE EXMOUTH AIR RADIO INTERVIEW!


Well, I've done it! Had a live radio interview early this morning by Exmouth Air Radio Presenter Howard James. My first one ever! Had to get up at 5.15 a.m. for 6.20 a.m. start (Bahamas time) and I'm not normally an early riser!

The interview lasted about 40 minutes and from Tuesday will run 24/7 for two weeks on Exmouth Air Radio's website. The segment will be downloadable from Tuesday, so I'll post the link when it's available. Howard had contacted me about my books after reading one of my Devon press releases.

Friday, May 8, 2020

VE DAY MEMORIES


In a May 1945 letter written to his brother in Australia by my father William ("Bill") Johanson, who was in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War (Sergeant Instrument Repairer on planes, stationed in the U.K.), he said: "I didn't do much celebrating on VE Day. I was at a training camp for a Central Trade Test Board on that day, although naturally it was cancelled until the next day. I passed the Board and am now Group I, which means quarter of a sterling extra per day. I passed through London to and from where I had the Board and everyone was celebrating in a big way with flags flying everywhere, and huge crowds all over the place, but of course they deserved a celebration!"

I have the original of this letter - what a treasure!




Tuesday, April 28, 2020

COLLABORATION OF THE WRITE KIND!



The Tribune did a great job with my article "Collaboration of The Write Kind", featuring a compelling new book "I Didn't Know I Was Beautiful: The Real & Raw Facts That Every Woman on the Planet Should Know.", co-authored by Tanya R. Taylor and Tara Tomlinson. The book is due to be released May 30, 2020, but is available for pre-order right now!





Saturday, April 25, 2020

A STORY FILLED WITH INTRIGUE, ROMANCE, SCANDAL AND MYSTERY!



DEADLY DECEIT IN PARADISE, Book Two in the Buchanan Mystery Romance Series - "What a ride! This book was sooooo interesting, I literally hated when I had to put it down." - Amazon Customer.

A mysterious death in paradise leads a young woman down a path that will determine her future. Natalie Barrett flies from London to Nassau, Bahamas, to attend a favourite uncle's funeral and the reading of his will. While staying at her deceased uncle's home, she notices a string of suspicious events that lead her to believe he may not have died from natural causes as reported. Will her curiosity and subsequent amateur investigation point to murder? A story filled with intrigue, romance, scandal and mystery that will keep your mind on it long after you’ve read the last page.

Discounted on Amazon for a limited time only! A stand alone read. Also available in paperback.





WRITING IS AN ESCAPE!



WHY write?! Above is an excerpt from Chapter Two "The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Writing" in my writer's guide "How to Be The Best Writer Ever".

One of the reasons for writing, "It's an escape", is particularly pertinent during this difficult time. If you're getting "cabin fever" being locked down or stuck at home in a curfew, get on your computer or scribble in a note pad and just write. Write anything you like. No one ever needs to read it! Writing in times of trouble is really therapeutic.






Friday, April 17, 2020

RAIN, LOVELY RAIN!


Rain, lovely rain! We really needed this. Thank you God!

Here's an excerpt from "Deadly Deceit In Paradise", Book Two in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series, which features a rainy scene:-

"Natalie and Fredrik splashed along the shoreline towards the old house. Just as they reached it and climbed up the pathway to the wooden deck, a downpour of rain caught them. They ran inside the old building and collapsed onto the floor, laughing."

Purchase Deadly Deceit In Paradise HERE







Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020

BUCHANAN MYSTERY ROMANCE SERIES AMAZON PAGE




So nice of Amazon to create a Series Page for my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series! So far, it's being called a "Two Book Series". However, I plan on writing Book Three in the not too distant future!

CLICK HERE FOR BUCHANAN MYSTERY ROMANCE SERIES AMAZON PAGE







Thursday, April 9, 2020

UPCOMING EXMOUTH AIR RADIO INTERVIEW!


I am so excited! Exmouth Air (Devon, England) Radio Presenter Howard James will be interviewing me on his show Sunday, May 10th, about the latest book in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series, Deadly Deceit In Paradise (as well as Book One in the series - Dangerous Devotion), with questions such as what was my inspiration for the books; my background; my link to Exmouth; why I moved to The Bahamas and my life here; why I moved to Devon years ago and my life there; my published work; how people can find out more and obtain my books; and future plans for more books.

Howard James, a former BBC radio presenter, has a long career in broadcasting. And Exmouth Air covers a wide area that includes Exmouth, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Topsham, Sidmouth, and Budleigh Salterton.

CLICK HERE FOR HOWARD JAMES, EXMOUTH AIR RADIO

I will have to get up early for the interview, as the U.K. is five hours ahead of The Bahamas. Won't be easy, but I'll do anything for my craft!


A couple of days after the interview, it will run 24/7 for two weeks on their website and I will be able to download it from there!

Don't forget, the e-books for Deadly Deceit In Paradise and Dangerous Devotion are currently available for down load at a special price (limited time only). The books are also available in paperback.






LOCK DOWN BAHAMAS!




We're in lock down now in The Bahamas from last night Wednesday 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 14th, except for essential workers! Then the following Friday nights throughout the rest of April we'll be in lock down again until the Monday mornings!


Saturday, April 4, 2020

DEADLY DECEIT IN PARADISE FEATURED IN THE EXMOUTH JOURNAL


Opening of Chapter One, Deadly Deceit In Paradise
This is so cool! I'm fortunate that I've lived in many different places, including Devon. The Exmouth Journal just published an article about my new novel "Deadly Deceit In Paradise" (Book Two in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series). Following is the link to The Exmouth Journal article. It should appear in print next week:-
EXMOUTH JOURNAL ARTICLE

If you'd like to grab a copy of this second book in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series go to:-
or

"Deadly Deceit In Paradise" is available from Amazon as an e-book and in paperback. The e-book is only .99 cents right now (special introductory price - limited time only). For those of you who don’t have a Kindle, no problem. The free Kindle app can be downloaded from Amazon HERE for most major smart phones, tablets and computers.

And for my Bahamas readers, our local importers are still bringing in shipments, so you can order paperbacks and consign them to your favourite importer's U.S. address. Then you'll receive your paperbacks in The Bahamas not long after that!

And don't forget, if you haven't yet read "Dangerous Devotion", Book One in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series, you can grab that e-book too for only .99 cents (limited time only). I reduced the price to give those who haven't read it, the opportunity. "Dangerous Devotion" is also available from Amazon in paperback. 

Here are the links:-
or

Both books are stand alone reads.

"TRY THEM, YOU'LL LIKE THEM!"




Thursday, April 2, 2020

SIX WAYS WE CAN HELP BOOKSTORES BY BESTSELLING THRILLER AUTHOR KAREN DIONNE



I have just received another fabulous newsletter from Karen Dionne, USA Today and #1 International Bestselling Thriller Author.

I loved her gripping novel "The Marsh King's Daughter" and can hardly wait for the next one "The Wicked Sister", due to be released in August,

Karen says: "Now more than ever it's important to remember the bookstores that have had to temporarily shut their doors." And she lists in her newsletter six ways we can help.


Here's the link to Karen's latest newsletter:-



Saturday, March 28, 2020

THE PUNCH ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW MYSTERY NOVELS!




I was delighted to discover that The Punch is now online and they featured my new novel "Deadly Deceit In Paradise" on Page 29 of their Thursday, March 26th, 2020, issue! Bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor's new release "Blind Justice" is featured in the same issue on Page 33! 

Both of our books are available as e-books and in paperback (special introductory prices on the e-books!).

Go to the following link for The Punch and flick through to locate the articles:-




Enjoy!



Saturday, March 21, 2020

BAHAMIAN AUTHOR'S SECRETS OF SUCCESS



Super spread in The Tribune's Weekend March 20th featuring bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor's exciting new book in her Lucille Pfiffer Series - BLIND JUSTICE! 



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

DEADLY DECEIT IN PARADISE NOW HERE!



It's here at last! DEADLY DECEIT IN PARADISE, Book TWO in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series is now available to download from Amazon at the low introductory price of .99 cents. And the paperback will be available soon as well.


DANGEROUS DEVOTION (formerly "Love at Sunset"), Book ONE in the Buchanan Mystery Romance Series, can also be downloaded from Amazon now for the special price of .99 cents (limited time only), if you have not already read it.

Both books are stand alone reads. "Dangerous Devotion" is also available in paperback.

"Deadly Deceit In Paradise" (Book Two) tells how a mysterious death in paradise leads a young woman down a path that will determine her future. Natalie Barrett flies from London to Nassau , Bahamas, to attend a favourite uncle's funeral and the reading of his will. While staying at her deceased uncle's home, she notices a string of suspicious events that lead her to believe he may not have died from natural causes as reported. Will her curiosity and subsequent amateur investigation point to murder? A story filled with intrigue, romance, scandal and mystery that will keep your mind on it long after you’ve read the last page.


"Dangerous Devotion" (Book One) poses the question - if your relationship was threatened, what lengths would you go to in order to save it? Facing imminent danger and fierce opposition to love a second time around, Violet and Gordon seek a new life in Gordon’s homeland of Scotland, thousands of miles away from where they had lived in Nassau, Bahamas, but trouble catches up with them in their little loch side cottage. In the meantime, back in Nassau an unscrupulous attorney appears on the scene, along with a crooked realtor. What they do and the extent they would go to leads to a shocking ending.

CLICK HERE FOR DANGEROUS DEVOTION

Enjoy!

P.S. If you don't have a Kindle, no problem! The free Kindle app can be downloaded from Amazon HERE: KINDLE APP for most major smart phones, tablets and computers.



Sunday, March 8, 2020

THING BIG FOR ASPIRING WRITERS!


The Tribune did a great job with my feature article about award-winning bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor's new writing service THINK BIG!

THINK BIG offers writing services for small and large businesses, aspiring authors and anyone in need of assistance with fiction or non-fiction projects. Including, but not limited to: Book writing, speech preparation, content writing, editing & much more.

Read article "Best-selling Author Urges Aspiring Writers to Think Big" on Page 23 of The Tribune's "Weekend" March 6th, 2020, for contact details:-



Monday, February 24, 2020

SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART A WINNER!




Shortly after its release, my book “Sunbeams from the Heart: A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” made Amazon's top 100 paid best-sellers' list in the Literature & Fiction/Short stories category next to Stephen King’s “Hearts in Atlantis”! And the following month, "Sunbeams from the Heart" again made the top 100 paid bestsellers' list in the Literature & Fiction/Short Stories category, this time alongside Agatha Christie's “Miss Marple - The Complete Short Stories”!

One of my stories in "Sunbeams" is "The Rose Bower" (see excerpt). "Strawberry Cottage", Bideford, Devon, where I once lived as a child, inspired this romantic short story. The story was also published in "The Lady" magazine, England, along with some of the other stories in the book.

Sunbeams from the Heart is available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback (regular and large print):



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER!

EXCERPT FROM HOW TO BE
THE BEST WRITER EVER!



A lovely 5 Star Review of my writer's guide "How to Be the Best Writer Ever" from "GranGran" in the UK:-

"Always promised myself I would write my first book when I retired but then realised that I had no idea of the logistics involved! This book is exactly what any would-be author needs to know. Written in a concise and understandable way Fay Knowles takes you through absolutely everything. I would like to thank her for her generosity in sharing it with other aspiring writers."

CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER




Saturday, February 1, 2020

LUCKY THIRTEEN FOR BESTSELLING BAHAMIAN AUTHOR TANYA R. TAYLOR!



Great coverage in The Tribune's "Weekend" January 31st, 2020, for Bestselling and Award Winning Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor's latest release 'Til Death Do Us Part! 

On the same day that this article by yours truly appeared and 'Til Death Do Us Part was released, the book (Book 13 in her popular Cornelius Saga Series), was on Amazon's Top One Hundred Bestsellers List in the Ghost Suspense category, along with Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark and Anne Rice!





Thursday, January 16, 2020

NEW TITLE - DANGEROUS DEVOTION!



DANGEROUS DEVOTION - If your relationship was threatened, what lengths would you go to in order to save it? 

The e-book of "Dangerous Devotion" (formerly Love at Sunset), Book One in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series, is now on sale for 99 cents (limited time only)!


The title "Dangerous Devotion" reflects not only the moving romance and gripping suspense of the book, but also the deadly peril, emotional drama and intrigue throughout. The paperback will be available shortly at a new lower price. And coming soon Book Two in this exciting series - 
DEADLY DECEIT!




Sunday, January 5, 2020

NEW NOVEL FINISHED!

My romantic suspense novel DEADLY DECEIT (formerly Oleanders End) is finished! 44,500 words! Now on with the editing! 

"Deadly Deceit" is Book 2 in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

THE LAST LEG!


I was away over Christmas for a week so I didn't do any work on my romantic suspense novel DEADLY DECEIT (formerly Oleanders End) until we got back, but have caught up. Nearly there (41,000 words). The novel is coming to a final climax! Then just a little editing and polishing up to do!

Friday, January 3, 2020

NEW YEAR'S DAY 2020 DOWNTOWN NASSAU BAHAMAS!

Woodes Rodgers Wharf, downtown Nassau, Bahamas -
New Year's Day 2020
Back on the rock just in time for New Year's! Downtown Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas, was blocked off after Junkanoo so traffic was diverted along Woodes Rodgers Wharf, which was hopping. Happy New Year to all!


Instagram video at faykwrites: NASSAU NEW YEAR'S DAY 2020