This book is bargain priced from 10/08/2014 until 10/09/2014
Awarded the CROWNED HEART OF EXCELLENCE by InD’tale magazine (February 2014)
Nominated for the INDIE BOOK BARGAINS SpaSpa Book Awards 2013 – Shortlists for Best Romantic Comedy and Best Book Overall
‘Great characters, funny events and a brilliant story make this a must read.’ Mel (MeBookshelfandI)
‘A contemporary romantic comedy any romance lovers will enjoy! A thoroughly delightful read.’ Sarah E Bradley (InD’tale Magazine)
‘You will love this lighthearted attempt at redemption and the search for love. It’s a keeper.’ Mary Bearden (Mary’s Cup Of Tea)
‘Nigel Bird offers a unique cast of characters and a storyline guaranteed to make the reader laugh.’ Coffee Time Romance
Max is a bookseller. Since his relationship with Jazz ended, he’s struggling to find purpose in life. That all changes when Cath walks into his shop and pins up an advert asking for a piano teacher for her daughter, Alice.
Max takes down the details and gets in touch immediately. Within a short space of time he manages to secure the position as Alice’s piano teacher and establishes that Cath is a single mother.
What could be better?
Well, he might be able to play the piano for a start.
How To Choose A Sweetheart is a topsy-turvy romantic comedy that will warm your heart and lift your spirits.
Targeted Age Group: adult
Book Price: 0.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
This is the first full length romance I’ve written. That makes me something of a novice. Working in a completely different area to the crime and noir fields that I’m more familiar with was rather refreshing.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
My advice to aspiring writers?
First of all write. Keep at it and don’t let moments that are discouraging knock you from your path.
Make sure you finish one piece before starting another – I have friends who have so many unfihished novels on their computers that they don’t know where to turn.
Improve your writing to the best of your ability and make sure that you carefully edit and re-draft your work.
Don’t be alone; the writing communities around the world are huge and can be very friendly.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The inspiration for this book was an unrequieted crush that I carried for a beautiful lady many years ago. She was a single mother and I could fully understand why what I might offer as a prospective partner was probably totally inadequate. While I licked the wounds of rejection, the premis for the story came to me and writing down the story in the form of a screenplay made me feel a whole lot better (eventually!).
About the Author:
From lowly beginnings as the co-editor and producer of The Rue Bella magazine, I’ve been able to grow as a writer and extend my efforts to short-stories, novellas and a novel.
My work has been included in some of the biggest and best anthologies and magazines around (Mammoth’s Best British Crime; Crimespree; Protectors; Speedloader; Crimefactory; True Brit Grit; Both Barrels; Off The Record; Grimm Tales)
In those collections, I’ve appeared alongside such greats as George Pelecanos; Kate Atkinson; Stuart MacBride; Alexander McCall Smith; Bateman; Val McDermid; Peter James; Mark Billingham; Seamus Heaney; Ian Rankin; Joe Lansdale; Scott Wolven; Zoe Sharp; Allan Guthrie; Reed Farrel Coleman; Ray Banks and a list of other notables that have me pinch myself when I think our work is considered related in any way, shape or form.
As well as writing, I’m a Support For Learning Teacher and am the proud father of 3 young children.
The bulk of my work is listed below:
Nigel Bird Bibliography
2012 Pulp Ink 2 published by Snubnose Press (co-edited by Chris Rhatigan)
2011 Pulp Ink published by Needle Press (co-edited by Chris Rhatigan)
2011 Where The Wild Things Were (The Best Of The Rue Bella)
1998 – 2003 The Rue Bella Magazine volumes 1 to 9 (co-edited by Geoff Bird)
2013 How To Choose A Sweetheart
2012 In Loco Parentis
2013 The Rocks Below
2012 Mr Suit
Short Story Anthologies including my work:
2013 Lee (the Lee Marvin anthology) published by Crime Factory
2012 Nightfalls (story Greene Day) published by Dark Valentine Press
2012 Both Barrels (story, The Rhythm Of Life)published by Shotgun Honey
2012 Protectors (Stories To Benefit Protect) (story, Baby’s In Blue) published by Goombah Gumbo Press
2012 Crimefactory 11 (story, Horse) published by Crime Factory
2011 True Brit Grit (story, Stones In Me Pockets) published by Guilty Conscience
2011 Off The Record (story, Super Trouper) published by Guilty Conscience
2011 Grimm Tales (story, Sing A Song Of Sixpence) published by Untreed Reads
2011 Pulp Ink (story, A Whole Lot Of Rosie) published by Needle Publications
2011 Speedloader (story, You Dirty Rat) published by Snubnose Press
2011 Mammoth Best British Crime 9 (story, Sisterhood) published by Robinson
2011 Mammoth Best British Crime 8 (story, An Arm And A Leg) published by Robinson
2010 Caught By Darkness (an anthology of Dark Tales) published by Pill Hill Press
Short Story (Individual)
2012 Sleeps With The Fishes
2011 Into Thin Air published by Untreed Reads
Short Story Collections (Individual)
2011 With Love And Squalor
2011 Beat On The Brat (and other stories)
2011 Dirty Old Town (and other stories)
Poetry Collections (Individual)
2011 The Day My Coat Stuck On My Head
2011 Busted Flat
2011 Voluted Tales (story, Fisher Of Men)
2010 Needle Magazine (story, Beat On The Brat)
2010 Crimespree Magazine (story, An Arm And A Leg)
2010 Dark Valentine Magazine (story, Silver Street)
2009 The Reader Magazine (story, Into Thin Air)