Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Ciao from Aurora

Gosh, where do I start? I had trouble fitting my life into my memoirs (My Life In The Spotlight, available soon at all good bookstores) so how can I do it in a blog?

I'm Aurora Sheldon and an actress at heart, although Judi calls me a drama queen. I've appeared alongside all the famous names and in all the top series on TV. You maybe saw my portrayal of an adulterous florist in Midsomer Murders - the director told me I died a complete death on camera. I've added this compliment to my CV!

My theatrical background made me the perfect choice to present a daily arts programme on Radio Sherwood Forest here in Nottingham. It's full of reviews, interviews and lots of delicious gossip from the world of stage and screen. It gives me access to all the red carpet events in the area and, if Nottingham has a glitterati, I'm certainly part of it.

Of course, with such a successful career, I didn't have time for a home and family and have followed my own star, so to speak. I'm currently dating Brett, a 22 year old lighting technician and I'd be the first to admit that he isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier. He may have been at the back of the queue when they were handing out brains but this is more than made up for with seductive eyes, staying power and a bum to die for. Our relationship is a little like being marooned in the German speaking part of Switzerland - you can't have a meaningful conversation but there's all that beautiful scenery to to drool over.

OK. OK. Judi's giving me the wind-up signal. So I'll just tell you that my part of the story in The Accidental Guru is a roller coaster of excitement that makes your average bonk-buster sound tame. Stay tuned for further updates and, hopefully, you'll hear all our stories very soon.

Ciao for now. Aurora xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Why not download the first chapter for free right here?


Ladytink_534 said...

Aurora sounds like a very interesting person!

Laura Essendine said...

Aurora certainly leads an "interesting" life. She's just a touch outrageous.

Thanks for dropping in, Ladytink. I enjoy your blog.

Laura x

Deanna Quinton Larson said...

Thanks for the author recommendations! I've read every single thing Rosemunde Pilcher has ever written. Love her! I'll be sure to check out the others and more of your work too. Thanks again!
Deanna Quinton Larson

Laura Essendine said...

Thanks for visiting, Deanna. You won't regret trying the other authors I mentioned.

Keep your eye on the blog for updates on my work.

Speak Soon

Laura x

Lilly's Life said...

Oh I would love to read your book. Is it going to be published in Australia?

Laura Essendine said...

Lovely to hear from you, Lilly and I can't tell you how much I loved the screaming woman post.

The Accidental Guru is a work in progress but progressing rather quickly at the moment. I'll publish initially in paperback and ebook download with LULU whilst I shop around for an agent. I believe LULU ship paperbacks worldwide and the ebook will be there for immediate download.

In the meantime, I'd really value your opinion. Download the first chapter for free from LULU (or I can email to you direct) and let me know what you HONESTLY think. I can take criticism and won't fly into a tantrum like the woman at the airport check in!

Keep blogging