Author Spotlight: Pauline Barclay


Thank you Suzy for inviting me onto your Blog, it is great to be here. And I would like to take this opportunity to wish you great success with your debut novel, Raven.

This month my third book, Sometimes It Happens… was published on Kindle. I am an Indie publisher and for this book I did things a little different. Firstly, I had an amazing mentor who is also a brilliant author, Helen Hollick. Helen saw me through the manuscript, checking for continuity, believability, repetition and so much more. Then to add the final sparkle, I had the cover designed by Cathy Helms at Avalon Graphics. The cover says so much about the story. I love the cover!
Sometimes It Happens…is about secrets, deception, lies, love and laughter. Winning the lottery was just the beginning. Nothing prepared Doreen Wilkinson for her holiday at Villas Bonitas and nothing prepared Villas Bonitas for Doreen Wilkinson. This is a holiday that will never be forgotten for many people!  Sometimes It Happens… Will make the reader laugh out loud, I certainly did writing it!

Sometimes It Happens…
Nothing in her wildest dreams had prepared Doreen Wilkinson for something like this. But then, nothing had prepared her for winning the lottery either. 
Several million. Several million. Eleven million, three hundred and fifty four thousand, two hundred and ten pounds and nineteen pence to be precise.
She had giggled at the nineteen pence. “Break the bleedin’ bank that will!”
The media had made the comment a headline, “19p to break the bleedin’ bank!” splashed all over the Sun and Daily Mirror accompanied by her smiling face and a fountain spray of champagne. She had thought it a waste shaking that great big bottle and letting it fizz everywhere, but the reporters had told her to do it

You can download Sometimes It Happens… from Amazon.
These days, I live on the beautiful island of Lanzarote with my husband and two rescue doggies and it is wonderful place for inspiration to write. Though born in Yorkshire, UK we have lived in Suffolk and Surrey two lovely counties in the UK. Before moving to Lanzarote, we lived in Holland in the beautiful town of Leiden.
My other two novels, Magnolia House and Satchfield Hall are available in both paperback and Kindle editions. In between marketing and all my other commitments, I am busy with my fourth novel!
But despite the different stories of my three books, one thing I can say about all my novels, and that is, you will need a tissue! 

When you have time, please pop along and say hello at my Blog
Or visit my web site where you can read sample chapters from Magnolia House and Satchfield Hall and also meet some of my wonderful guest, including Suzy!
I can also be found on twitter and Facebook.


  1. Suzy, thank you so much for having me here! xx

  2. You have such a great range of novels! I am disappointed that I haven't had a chance to read any of them but your newest novel looks way to delicious to pass up!!!!!

    Fabulous blog post ladies!

  3. Hello Jen, thanks for calling here.I hope you get to read Sometimes It Happens... and you giggle and enjoy! x

  4. Thanks for visiting, Jen! You must check out Pauline's books. I've just started Sometimes It Happens and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! Lots of giggling!!
    Pauline... it's always a pleasure to have you here, my lovely!!

  5. Visiting the AllThingsLanzarote website would surely be worth your time if you plan to stay at this beautiful island for your vacation.


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