#Guest Post by Caroline James #Blog Tour for Boomerville at Ballymegille by Caroline James @rararesources

Boomerville is back!

Join Hattie and Jo as they head to Southern Ireland to open Boomerville Manor, a holiday retreat for guests of ‘a certain age’. There’s Irish craic and shenanigans aplenty for the colourful cast of characters as everyone gathers for the grand opening.

Meet Melissa, an ex-cabaret singer running from her abusive husband, and Bill, a bachelor bullied from beyond the grave by the ghostly voice of his mother. Along with local bobby Harry the Helmet, ageing aquatic team the Boomerville Babes, eccentric artist Lucinda Gray, and heartthrob Finbar Murphy, they gather in Ireland and the fun begins. But murder is in the air and there’s mischief afoot. Will the residents get more than they bargained for at Boomerville?

Set in the beautiful Irish countryside, ‘Boomerville at Ballymegille’ is a heart-warming story of friendship, fears and new beginnings.

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Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in this blog tour.
Today Caroline James, the author of this delightful book, is going to share with us why and how she decided to become a writer:

GUEST POST – WHY I DECIDED TO WRITE

I knew from a very early age that I wanted to write. As a child, I used to create magazines using my own stories and illustrations and I always visualised seeing my work on a book shop shelf. But I went to an all girl’s grammar school, in Cheshire, where I grew up, and hated it with a passion. I was bullied at school and couldn’t wait to leave but writing took a back burner as I followed a career in the hospitality industry.

My new novel, Boomerville at Ballymegille was inspired by my career in the hospitality industry, which was a wonderful  environment for observing life and planning stories. After college, I started my working life on the front desk of a famous London hotel and over the years owned a pub and country house hotel. I was also an media agent for TV chefs. A hotel is a revolving door and you never know who is going to walk through it or what might happen – perfect inspiration for novel writing! I wrote my debut book, Coffee, Tea the Gypsy & Me which was based in a hotel in Cumbria and following its success, created more hospitality based stories.
 
What’s next? I’m currently editing a Christmas book, A Boomerville Christmas Wish, and also writing, Boomerville in Bessaloniki, which takes my Boomerville hosts  to the lovely Ionian Islands in Greece. I adore the Greek islands and miss my trips there. If the pandemic restrictions eventually lift and we are at liberty to travel again, Greece is top of my list.
 
My inspiration for writing was undoubtably my Dad. He always taught me that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. He was a POW, held on Death Railway at the hands of the Japanese, during WWII. He believed that he’d survive the horrors he endured and against all the odds, he did.

About Caroline James:

Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can.

A public speaker, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. Caroline also runs writing workshops.

In her spare time, Caroline can be found walking up a mountain with her two Westie dogs, sipping raspberry gin or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

Books by Caroline James:

Hattie Goes to Hollywood
The Best Boomerville Hotel
Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me
Coffee Tea the Chef & Me
Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me
Jungle Rock

Contact:

www.carolinejamesauthor.co.uk
Twitter: @CarolineJames12
Facebook: Caroline James Author
Amazon Author Page

Thank you for stopping by and reading Caroline’s post.
If you would like to see what other bloggers thought of her lovely book, here is the full schedule for this blog tour:

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