Thank you

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I just wanted to say thank you. This year has been a turbulent one for us all as we’ve gone through a worldwide pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives. Sometimes, we wouldn’t get through such rocky waters without our friends. I’m grateful to all of you who have carried on, regardless.
Without the dedication of all those workers who have kept vulnerable people like myself going, I’m not sure where I’d have been this year. The weekly, doorstep groceries have been a godsend. Packages, parcels and letters. So I’d like to give a big shout out to Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Amazon and our Royal Mail. The dedicated staff have kept me afloat.
Our NHS and all those health workers who have put themselves in the front line this year, caring for others. In hospitals and care homes, you have been worth your weight in gold. Every one of you, a true hero.

I want to thank my special friends. The ones who have taken the time to ask how I am this year, even though they have been going through their own, personal challenges. The support you have given me throughout has lifted me. To, Colleen and Claire, you gave me the courage and support to keep fighting. It was nail-biting for a long time there, finding somewhere to live, a warm home for me and my family. Not everyone is that fortunate. So many are spending this Christmas on the streets. People have lost their jobs, lost cherished loved ones. I am fortunate to have survived the year and ended up with a roof.

We lost our dear little dog, Alfie, on the 10th January, 2020. He wasn’t just a dog. He was the best-natured, cuddliest little boy in the world. And I miss him. I want to thank my family for being my rock, and I theirs. They are the constant in my life. Tim, Daryl and Adam are my world. So, THANK YOU. To all my Facebook friends. The ones I’ve known for years, new ones too. I want to thank, Eva for all her continual kindness in sharing, not just my books, but her friendship. Jenny, a great, new friend. Julia, I love your books and your weekly blog. Gene, you make me laugh! Jesse… you too have had your battles this year and you soldier on. Every single friend, old and new, thank you for your posts, support and friendship.

Happy Christmas, everyone. Let’s hope that sometime in 2021 we can grab back something which resembles ‘normal. Stay blessed, well and happy.

Trisha. xx

Christmas is coming and you know what that means!

Yes. It’s time to grab your paperback, if you don’t already own this magical, advent book. 24 Sleeps to Go has one bedtime story for every night from the 1st December to the magical moment of Christmas Eve. This is the perfect present for sharing stories and you are guaranteed to enjoy them year after year. Who will be your favourite?
Let’s have a little sneaky look inside…

The Greedy Child…

Rubella’s heavy package heaved and sighed and crashed to the floor. It slithered and dithered and burst at the seams. No white magic could ever have the strength to pull it into the air. So, it banged, and it bumped across the floor, where it made its way to the foot of the stairs. With a huff and a puff, the big envelope crawled, and it crawled.

Santa’s Snowy Owls…

He was rocking backwards and forwards, in his giant rocking chair. It helped him to make his boots very shiny. Backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards, he rocked.

The cuckoo clocks began striking 10 o’clock. There were lots of them! Cuckoo, cuckoo they all called, ten times each. Barney the dog put his paws over his ears. It was far too loud.

Chocolate Growing Trees…

Suddenly, there was a loud blowing of trumpets, meaning an announcement was going to be made.

‘Gather round, gather round, everyone,’ called the town crier.

‘Her Majesty, the Queen of Candy would like you all here for the planting of the new trees. That is because, you are going to plant them. Grab a shovel and follow me.’ The town crier jumped down from his soap box and led the way.

Just One More Sleep…

By 9 o’clock it is time for us all to get in our beds and have our Christmas stories read to us, because by 10 o’clock we must all be asleep. Auntie Sandra is reading to me and my sisters, Mum is reading to our cousins and Uncle Billy is telling Aiden a story about monsters and aliens, it isn’t the nice story that we are hearing about. Ours is all about the Christmas fairy that saved the day when the lights went off on Christmas Eve. Mum likes to read the same story for our cousins at Christmas, the Christmas Carol, all about Scrooge and the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

My eyes are getting sleepy now after our very busy Christmas Eve. I can barely hear Auntie Sandra as she tells me everywhere the fairy goes to help mend the lights. I stare through the open curtains, watching the twinkly stars shining brightly. The man in the moon must stay awake tonight, because he makes sure that all Santa’s maps are working for him to find the way with his sleigh. Even though Rudolph has a very shiny nose…

These are just tiny snippets from the 24 stories and Santa has asked me to whisper a secret to all the grown-ups… this lovely present with its colourful cover is just £5.99 on Amazon. If you want to get the ebook on your reader, it is just £1.49, and… like all books by Trisha J. Kelly it is free with KU! But don’t tell everyone!!

Oh, and for those who like a feature-length Christmas adventure then you’ll love this book to run alongside 24 Sleeps to Go.
Blinky, Nutkins and Friends

Let’s have a sneaky peak inside…

“Halt!” boomed Horace and Herbert. The grey hares stood tall, defending their neck of the woods. The babbling brook was on the outskirts of the Fabled Forest. The Windy Woods was where the fresh stream began. Fresh water gurgled and bubbled, winding its way beneath the tall trees.

Slippery skidded to a halt. His thin legs bending and tripping until he toppled forwards. He tumbled headfirst into a pile of cold, wet leaves.

“Just where do you think you’re going?” Horace wanted to know.

“Yes, explain yourself,” Herbert demanded. The tall hare had his paws up, wanting to box the fox’s ears.

“Why I’m … I’m a little…lost,” spluttered Slippery.

“Lost? Lost? Ha! prove it. What have you got to say to convince us?” Horace also braced himself, curling his paws, ready for a boxing match.

Glancing this way and that way, Slippery could see he was trapped, unless he leapt. Clinging on to the nearest tree trunk he scuttled upwards.

Far from being angry, the two hares laughed. And laughed. And laughed. For this was the lone tree; it stood alone, proud and tall. The fox had trapped himself. There was no escape…

T-Bone sat, on guard, just inside the doorway to the flying machine. Out flounced Brutus. Hitching a ride and giggling away were Tiny Minx and Prickles. “Hold tight, both of you,” the dog said, in his deep voice. He plodded slowly towards the cabin. Slippery had snuck around the corner, spying on them. Afraid to move in case the cat was next, the fox stayed very still.

The cat was staying right where he was, eyeing Nutkins every time the squirrel made a move.

“Nice place you have here. I’m Nutkins, what’s your name?”

A hiss, and a spit, followed by an arched back and a deep growl gave him his answer. T-Bone’s tail banged angrily from side to side, daring the creature to take one step closer. Nutkins stood his ground, but he didn’t move any nearer. Studying the cat, the squirrel was curious. “Boy, you are pretty angry, what’s the matter?”

“Meow,” T-Bone hissed, over and over. “ME-OW!”

“Well, if you ever want to talk about it, over a nice bowl of creamy milk, I’ll be there.” Nutkins carried on having a good look around the rest of the space. Blinky and Stanley were busy planning a route.

Taking a chance, the fox tip-toed inside the barn, creeping silently around the back of the machine where no-one could see him. An occasional hiss told him exactly where the ‘devil cat’ was. Plodding as slow as he was able, Slippery made it to some bales of straw. Wiggling inside, he crouched down.

“Oh, my goodness me, dear oh dear.” Prickles edged her way closer to Brutus’s head. The dog had awful wind. “What have you been eating? Phew…”

…“I know why nobody can ever find this Village now, it’s because it vanishes from the radar as soon as you get near. The last thing I saw was the huge wall of solid snow. Everything else was blank,” Stanley explained…

Another wonderful book for just £5.99 a paperback, or 99p for the Kindle version, again, enrolled with KU. Two lovely presents this year for young people. Don’t forget… 24 Sleeps starts on the 1st December.

Merry Christmas, everyone… Love, Trisha. X

Lizzie Chantree

For those of you who have yet to meet Lizzie and would like to know a lot more about her, then without further ado, read on! Look at for her latest book here, release date 29th October, 2020.

Networking for writers. Lizzie Chantree

29th Oct 2020.

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for inviting me onto your blog today Trisha. I am a romance writer of books full of feisty entrepreneurs and business mentor to creative businesses and writers. I have been asked many times how my books to date have all become bestsellers, so during the pandemic, I decided to write a reference book to explain my methods, in the hope of helping other writers to follow their dreams too.

Word of mouth is very powerful. Having a network of friends, family, colleagues, readers, business owners and contacts to help you can give your work a head start and make it stand out from the crowd. Books, especially, can get lost in a sea of new releases. Thousands are published each day. What can you do to make your work fly off the shelves?

A good way to begin is to build a support network. This should be made up of people who would potentially enjoy your work and tell others about it. They might not directly buy your work themselves, but they could share it to their own networks, post it on their social media timelines or speak to people about what you do.

Each day we are finding new ways to network, showing that you can market without huge costs and still generate a following and new customers for your brand. In my new book, Networking for writers, I explain how I believe my books have all become international bestsellers and talk through simple techniques for author branding, social media planning, book marketing, events planning, mentoring and so much more.

Lizzie Chantree:
Click on Lizzie’s website link for more information.

International Bestselling Author and Business Mentor. 
Member of the Society of Authors and The Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Are you swamped with book marketing and looking for a way to find new sales? Learn simple and effective networking techniques, to grow your readership and connect with other authors and book lovers, today!

Whether you are a new or experienced writer, self-published or traditionally published, this book will show you how to grow your readership and author network, through some of the most powerful of all marketing tools – word of mouth and recommendation. 

This book will show you:

How networking can help you sell more books.

Why author branding is important.

How networking hours work.

Specific Facebook groups for writers

How to utilise social media to grow your readership.

How not to waste valuable writing time.

How to make our marketing more effective.

Throughout Networking for Writers, we will explore running or attending book signings, hosting seminars, finding a writing buddy or mentor, author networking groups, social media planning and so much more.

Find all Lizzie’s links here and discover this great author, friend and advisor who will not only give you some great reads, but invaluable advice.

International bestselling author and award-winning inventor, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now works as a business mentor and runs a popular networking hour on social media, where creatives can support to each other. She writes books full of friendship and laughter, that are about women with unusual and adventurous businesses, who are far stronger than they realise. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree

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Thank you everyone for reading this far. I’m Trisha J. Kelly multi-genre award-winning author and it has been my great pleasure today to introduce you to Lizzie Chantree through my blog!

Books for everyone

Trisha J. Kelly award-winning, multi-genre author.

Click the above link to find my links to Amazon and all public media sites. Why not visit me on your local Amazon today to find:
Books for children, middle-grade, mysteries, cozy, gritty crime thrillers. It’s all there and plenty more books are coming soon… YA, Horror, Historical Fiction, Contemporary.

Adult reading:
The Case of Amy Owens, A Tropical Murder, Bromington-on-sea, Bromington Heights, Bromington Beach. Harry’s Secrets, The Conflict.

For children and middle grade:
Discovering Witchetty Waters, In the Wrong Lifetime, The Rise of Sorcha, When Some Were Missing, The Great Storm of 1397, The Mystery of the Anicent Key. Blinky, Nutkins & Friends, 24 Sleeps to Go, Beaky & George, Once Upon a Timeshift.

Take some time out of your day. I’d love you to start reading Trisha J. Kelly today and find your favourite genre. All books enrolled with KU or start reading the majority for just 99p! Great stories at knockdown prices, just for you!