Welcome to the book blog of writer and creative writing tutor, Diane Paul.

Thanks to the publishers and kind PR people who send me books and releases about their clients' books for review. Press releases and review copies of fiction and non-fiction are always welcome. (No sci-fi, fantasy or erotica please.)

Due to the barrage of requests from self-published authors for reviews, I'm unable to deal with them all, although I'm sometimes drawn to non-fiction for the subject matter. And because I love print books, the smell, the touch of the paper and the sight of the words, I don't have an electronic reader or review e-books.

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Prize

Do book prizes sometimes make you wonder exactly what it was that caught the judges' imaginations because it sure as anything doesn't catch yours? Now's your chance to have a say for yourself for The People's Book Prize is voted for by the public and the first winner of the Beryl Bainbridge Prize for a First Time Author is 27-year-old Adam Perrott, author of children's book Eerie Deirdre Darkly. Unfortunately, Patron of the prize, Dame Beryl Bainbridge, died only three weeks before the presentation in London last week. Adam is carer to his two children, aged 3 and 7 months and says he is 'just daddy to them,' and they weren't aware he had become an award-winning author. His book was a smash hit when it came out in 2009 and sold its first print run in eight weeks. It's a comedy about a little girl and features monsters, hotel inspectors, talking tarantulas and a one-eyed octopus called Barbara. It is now available as a free audio download at http://www.eeriedeirdredarkly.com/ Adam's second book is currently being edited and will be out next year. If you want to know more about The People's Book Prize, log onto http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/

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