Among the things I love most in life:
- mental health (as in helping people achieve and maintain maintain mental health and create a life worth living)
- writing fiction (compelling tales of the human psyche)
- writing nonfiction (articles on HealthyPlace.com, The Mighty, and numerous places online and in print; essays in books, and an upcoming self-help book)
- reading (especially books related to my passions, and definitely character-driven stories)
I like to share my passions, too; therefore, I’m excited to be part of author Pauline Barclay’s cover reveal for her latest novel, The Wendy House, to be released on September 3, 2016. This story promises to deliver what I love: emotional, character-driven stories about the human experience. The cover speaks to a deep, moving–perhaps even dark–story, as does the description.
Enjoy the cover, scroll to read the description and learn more information, and then follow the links to connect with Pauline.
I’m looking forward to reading The Wendy House!
When Nicola changes overnight from a bright, happy young child into a sullen, rebellious girl, ceasing to show interest in anything or anyone around her, her parents struggle to understand why. As she develops into a difficult, troubled, hostile teenager they put it down to hormones, believing it will pass. Yet Nicola goes from bad to worse and no matter how much her mother tries to reach out to her, it seems she is hell bent on self-destruction. When she leaves home at seventeen, rushing into the arms of a man ten years her senior and quickly becoming pregnant, her despairing mother almost gives up on her. A decade later, the events that stole Nicola’s childhood and changed the course of her life threaten finally to destroy her. She knows if she is to cling on to her sanity she must tell her mother the dreadful secret she has carried all these years, but her fear that she will be met with disbelief, hostility and branded an evil liar drives her to the edge.
A heart-rending story of betrayal, secrets and gripping fear.
Publication Date: Saturday 3rd September
Genre: Women’s Fiction / Family-Noir
The Wendy House is available in Kindle for pre-order on all Amazon sites including
A little about Pauline:
I am from Yorkshire, but have lived in several different locations including, Suffolk, Surrey and Holland. Today, I live on one of the beautiful volcanic islands of the Canary Isles with my husband and our two gorgeous rescue doggies.
Years ago I gained a BA (Hons) degree from the Open University, today I spend my time writing fiction. I have five books published, plus a 20 minute short festive story.
My passion is to write about events that happen in life and change everything for those involved as well as those caught up in the maelstrom. I want my characters to sit at your side, steal your attention and sweep you up in their story. Stories that will bring tears to your eyes, have you laughing out loud and sometimes, what they share with you, will stay in your hearts for a very long time.