Friday, 21 November 2008

Hello from Paula

Hello. I'm Paula Lawrence and a friend of Judi's. I have two children, Avril and Sebastian, and am married to Dennis. I met Mel and Judi at ante-natal class when we had our boys. Avril's in finance (like her father) whilst Sebastian and his partner own an interior design emporium.

Until recently I was a housewife and love cooking, gardening and golf. In my younger days, I studied art but haven't painted since Avril was born. There just hasn't been the time. My charity work takes a lot out of my week and Dennis has a very demanding career in which he needs my constant support. He's also running as captain of the golf club - but that's another story.

As is what happened to me after my mother died and Charles Waddington reappeared. I still can't believe how much my life has altered since March.

You can read all of our stories once The Accidental Guru appears in the New Year or take a sneak preview right now by downloading the first chapter for free. Follow the email link in the download and you can even chat to the author, Laura Essendine.

Speak to you soon


Monday, 17 November 2008

Thanks for downloading

A big thanks to those of you who have already downloaded to the first chapter of The Accidental Guru for free from LULU.

If you're reading it already, don't forget to email me with your thoughts, both good and bad. There's an email link back to me in the pdf download.

If you've not downloaded yet, follow the above link to the book's page to read it today and start the story of Aurora, Mel, Judi and Paula.

The final draft is going well and should be up on LULU to buy as a paperback early in the New Year. In the meantime, I'll continue posting updates and messages from the girls to keep you going.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Laura xxxx
The Accidental Guru

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Read the first chapter for free

Rather than make you wait for the whole book I've now posted the first chapter of The Accidental Guru on Lulu.

To download the first chapter ABSOLUTELY FREE, go to

Join Judi, Aurora, Paula and Mel on a night out when Aurora is sharing her secrets of attractiveness for the over-forties. This can be summed up by the book's opening line of "Allure is a state of mind and not a state of undress...."

And that's only the start of it!

Why not download the chapter, share it with your friends and then email me with you comments - both good and bad? There's a email link in the download.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Laura xx