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Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!




All I want to say to everyone is have a fantastic 2016, and I hope that whatever you dream for comes true.

Simply as that, nothing else, apart from the usual world peace, love and harmony!

So that's it nothing more to be said, unless you wish to comment and I will reply!

Therefore,

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

THE SHADOWS BEHIND HER SMILE! BOOK LAUNCH!



Tickets for the launch of Karen Millie-James debut book, "The Shadows Behind Her Smile" are now on sale!

King of the Road Publishing presents an exclusive evening with the author herself as she discusses her thrilling new novel and personal writing experience. With the chance for the audience to pose their own burning questions, this is an event not to be missed!

To book, please call now on 0208 236 8507!




Friday, December 18, 2015

WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME!




Just a quickie to say that another new 5* review just in from the UK for WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME!

That's #275/5* across Amazon!


WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Book launch for THE SHADOWS BEHIND THE SMILE by Karen-Millie James!

 
 
 
KR Publishing are delighted to announce the book launch
 
on
 
8th March 2016 
 
for
 
THE SHADOWS BEHIND HER SMILE by Karen Millie-James
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This book will be available on Amazon soon!
 
 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Final book cover for THE SHADOWS BEHIND THE SMILE by Karen=Millie James!

 
 
I am on behalf of KING OF THE ROAD PUBLISHING delighted to reveal the book cover for the debut novel by Karen Millie James!
 
The book will be available on Amazon shortly.
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

RED or WHITE?


Draft of new book cover for THE SHADOWS BEHIND THE SMILE by Karen Millie-James.



What do you think, RED or WHITE?



Comments welcome!
 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Introducing author, Karen-Millie James!


Karen-Millie James debut novel called, THE SHADOWS BEHIND HER SMILE, will be available soon on Amazon! Here is a biography about Karen and a synopsis about the book!


 
Karen Millie-James was born in north-west London to a father who had escaped Germany with the kindertransport in 1939 and a mother who was a talented window dresser in London’s West End.  Inspired to do well, Karen studied business and languages at the University of Westminster and commenced her career at a small engineering company in the international department.  Realising her full potential was not going to be met there, Karen left and joined the legal department of Levi Strauss, quickly being promoted to European Group Company Secretary, where she remained until the company closed down its European headquarters.  For the following ten years, she worked for a multi-discipline organisation in Central London but it was always Karen’s dream to set up her own consultancy which she did twenty-three years ago.  Now Karen is widely recognised internationally as an expert in the corporate field and she sits on many boards of directors in an advisory capacity.  A couple of years ago she was asked to mentor MBA students at the University of Westminster on a voluntary basis to which she agreed with much pleasure.  

Karen never intended to write a book at such a stage in her life but what started as a hobby in her spare time away from the office, working in the evenings until late into the night and at weekends, has now become a new and exciting part of her.   From an early age Karen started to see people in spirit and accepted this as if it were an every day occurrence.  On the way, she discovered so many extraordinary stories that she decided to share these, although at the time was not entirely sure of her audience. However, after six months of writing, she decided to fire her desire of the subject and turn the book into a novel.  Thus she introduced a protagonist involved in the corporate forensic world and who is helped by spirit guides in her investigations with no reward other than to obtain the truth.  The Shadows Behind Her Smile was born and Cydney Granger entered Karen’s life and many of Cydney’s experiences are also her own. Writing this book has become her passion made easier due to her background in business, literature and linguistics and having a vivid imagination.  

Karen now lives in the Buckinghamshire countryside with her husband of three years and their three dogs.  She still works in her business but fewer hours whilst the remainder of her time is spent writing, playing tennis, going to the theatre and travelling, and having quality time with her talented twenty-three year old daughter who is a professional singer.  

THE SHADOWS BEHIND HER SMILE
(A PSYCHIC THRILLER)

With a successful career in corporate forensics established with her husband, Steve, when he resigned his commission from the army, to the outside world Cydney Granger has it all; an adoring husband, two young children, a beautiful home and everything she could wish for following a difficult childhood.  Then Steve is called for a special mission to the Middle East where he is killed and her world collapses.  However, Cydney has a special gift; she is a medium who not only can contact spirit but also experiences dreams which foretell the future.  She had a premonition of Steve's death only weeks before it happened but was powerless to prevent it and now has to live with the consequences.  Cydney barely copes with her loss which reminds her of her father’s death when she was just a child, with history repeating itself in the cruellest way, leaving her twins fatherless. The arrival of Sean O’Connell, a Sergeant in Captain Granger’s Special Forces team, is her saviour, keeping his promise to his boss that he will look after her should anything happen to him.   

Cydney becomes involved in a world of insider dealing and fraud, attempted murder and blackmail whilst mourning the loss of her husband.  She is a strong woman and self-assured, never letting down her guard but underneath she worries about her mother who has dementia and has now been diagnosed with terminal cancer, her sister who never supports her, coping with her work and ensuring her children have a normal upbringing without their father.  She has chosen a difficult path to follow but is accompanied by spirit which is a source of comfort.  
 
 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Podcast interview!

Still receiving great feedback from my podcast interview with KJ Waters and Suzanne Kelman.

Why not take a listen.

Also if you want to be featured and promote your book to thousands of listeners, get in touch!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-chi84-59237f#.Vl3U9SiP-W4.twitter

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MY WAY TOO!

Just want to say that MY WAY TOO is free till tomorrow and is #1 in advertising in Australia, #3 in Germany, #9 in America and top 20 across the world! Book marketing for the self published author!

 
 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

MY WAY TOO is FREE on Monday till Wednesday!

Hi authors,

Just to say that my second book about book marketing called, MY WAY TOO will be FREE to download from this Monday, 23rd till end of Wednesday 25th Nov!

Click the link below and grab a FREE copy!

If you do I hope some of the book marketing tips help sell a book or two and also provide you with achieving the worldwide exposure your book deserves!

Whilst on Amazon, why not read the first chapter of MY WAY which was my first book about book marketing, which has received so far over 80 x 4/5* reviews from authors!

MY WAY TOO







 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Welcome Felicia Johnson!

 

                      FELICIA JOHNSON


"1 out of every 5 people struggles with mental illness – stop and think and you’ll discover that you probably know someone who is going through that right now. 

Yes, mental illness is the dark secret so many live with. Now you can help change this.

While mental health issues are more freely discussed these days, it’s still difficult to approach someone who might have a problem. But ignoring it is not an option.

We can make a difference in showing teens that they are not alone on this journey and there is light at the end of the tunnel.  I want people to see a way out of suffering, rather than suicide.

I seek to use my education and personal experience to help end the stigma that is on mental health.

My goal is to help our youth and their friends and families talk more about depression, suicide, and abuse.

I am an author of the bestselling  novel Her, speaker, child abuse survivor, and mental health advocate with over ten years experience in the mental health field. When I was 15, my best friend, Holly, committed suicide. I found out after her death that she had a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) stemming from the trauma of childhood abuse and this led to my writing Her.

It is a story of endurance, survival and finding hope from within."

For further information, please visit Felicia's website! http://feliciajohnsonauthor.com/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Welcome author Teresa McRae!


Teresa McRae is the talented author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War.  Teresa is also one of three author friends who put together a compilation of short stories with a losely based Halloween theme. This book is called Thrillax and is available now on Amazon for .99 cents. Teresa has always enjoyed writing and is a voracious reader from her early youth. She is inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. She is also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Doestoyefsky. Teresa finds great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. She has written for most of her life in one form or another. She has dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and has more started novels than finished ones. In her free time, she likes reading, history, crossword puzzles and travel. She is interested in genealogy and working on her family tree. She lives in the Midwest United States with her husband, Chris and her dog, Max.




Please visit her website at www.teresammcrae.com

Also check out her book on Amazon! rxe.me/2QUN14

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Some 5* reviews for LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE by Janna Yeshanova!





Some of the great 5* reviews for LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE by JANNA YESHANOVA!

 
5* Breaks the mold for romance! LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE!

5* Janna brings to life a torrid love affair that unfolds during the Cold War Era!

5* A very enjoyable read! LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE !

5* Janna is able to capture joy, pain, struggle & victory in her story.

5* Like any good book, Love Is Never Past Tense weaves together a number of stories!

5* Dramatic #romance in classic Russian style!

5* She transports & inspires the reader!

5* Amazed at how a love story can take so many twists & turns.

Welcome author Monte J Thompson!

Welcome author JD Santibáñez!


Delighted to feature author JD Santibáñez and his book 'White Eyes', check it out here!

https://getinkspired.com/es/story/588/white-eyes/

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Welcome author Leonardo Wild



Delighted to welcome Leonardo Wild to my blog. Check out his books here on his website: http://www.leonardowild.com/


Leonardo's Amazon author page:
http://www.amazon.com/Leonardo-Wild/e/B001JO6488/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

Welcome author C.B.BLAHA!


Delighted to welcome author C.B.Blaha to my blog. Check out her books, "Dominoes Complete"
on her website and Amazon author page which are below.
 
"In a search for the truth, closure, and completeness, Dominoes begins in Grass Valley, California and ends many miles away in Agua Dulce.  The characters struggle to cope as pieces of their worlds fall victim to a chain reaction of circumstance."
 
 
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/C.-B.-Blaha/e/B00EWL5UXK/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
 
 
Website:
www.dominoesnovel.com

Welcome author C.C. HOGAN!



Delighted to welcome author C. C. Hogan to my blog.


Check out his stunning Fantasy series on his superb website!

Four amazing books that will draw you in, make you laugh, cry and fall in love with heroes and dragons all over again.  

http://aworldcalleddirt.com/


Also why not follow him on twitter! @Its_CCHogan   



 

Latest 5* review for MY WAY & MY WAY TOO!


Hello one and all,


I hope all is well with you, wherever you are around this mad crazy world.


I have recently received a couple of 5* reviews for both MY WAY and MY WAY TOO, from America which are below.


"Loved the easy to read information. It had wonderful ideas on everything I was doing only it managed to take the frustration out of it. So simple to follow and understand I will recommend this to every author I know thank you for this."


"Amazing how many social media places we visit but do we really know their full potential? I can tell you I had no idea this book helped me take a hard look at my marketing and many ways to improve on what we are doing. I couldn't wait to embark on this whole new adventure and I can't thank you enough for giving me the tools to do it. Highly recommend this read it is packed with some of the best marketing strategies I have seen out there."


Please find a link below for each book.

MY WAY TOO: relinks.me/B016ISN6HG
MY WAY: relinks.me/B00DPMVL9Y

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fantastic Reviews for LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE by Janna Yeshanova!

Please check out some of the many 5* reviews for LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE by Janna Yeshanova!






"The author gave me a review copy, but my opinion is what it would have been if I had bought this book.
This book, which is based on a true story, doesn't read as an autobiography at all. That basically sums it up I'm very happy to say so.
It tells the story of the author but not by the author and in no way telling. If that makes any sense. Let me explain this a little better. This book reads as if it is pure fiction. A love story about two lives coming together and overcoming difficulties.
It is peppered with facts only one who has been to the USSR can know, but not in a way that distracts from the pleasure of reading the story. They enhance the story, giving it depth and volume. The glossary in the last section of the book wasn't used by me, because the author managed to use the foreign terminology in a way I didn't need to look up the words to know what she meant. The scenes are set and show you life and love in Russia during the communistic regime.
The characters are fully developed and real. Within the first few pages you will root for them and wish them well, while you know there is despair in their future and hope it will not happen, whatever bad luck will no doubt disturb their happiness.
I will not spoil your pleasure of reading this book by revealing too much, but I do want to say this story has a happy end even if it is not fully revealed."

"Love Is Never Past Tense by Janna Yeshanova is a wonderful trip through the eventful life of the author. Her colourful descriptions of 1970s life in Odessa are so vivid I actually remember my own adventures during that period. She really got to grips with the way people talked back then and skilfully blended dialogue as only Russians speak. I was expecting first person here, but Janna used third instead and without losing any emotional impact. I take my hat off to her. Her love for Russia is evident in every word, phrase, sentence and page, imbuing the novel with a richness it so deserves. The sea-saw love story is well handled over a 40 year period without losing any impetus to the lives of Janna and Serge and their feelings. I loved this adventurous romance revolving around a part of history that tore mother Russia apart. Will those events tear Janna and Serge apart or is their love truly never past tense.
A FIVE STAR ROMANCE with its heart in the right place."

"Most romantic novels follow one story line: boy meets girl, boy sweeps girl off her feet, the couple has challenges to their romance; but love wins out and they live happily ever after.
In Love Is Never Past Tense, Janna Yeshanova dares to explore that "happily ever after" part. What happens when two young people meet and marry while they are madly in love, but whose differing life goals tear them apart?
Set in Russia while the Soviet Union fell, the book tells the story of a passion that refuses to go away. It paints its canvas with the rich and sometimes dark colors of the Russian spirit, at the same time giving non-Russian readers a fascinating glimpse into everyday life in a country that seems strange and distant to us.
Like most men, I do not generally care for romance novels. Too often, the genre seems to be filled with too much silliness, sweetness, and sentimentality; or with graphic sex lacking emotional context. This book is completely different. It speaks honestly of real adult emotions in real life.
A good romantic novel should entertain, but the best of them will stir the soul. Love Is Never Past Tense rewards the reader by doing both."

"This book is gripping from the first page. Janna brings to life a torrid love affair that unfolds during the Cold War Era, proving that love in the Soviet Union was anything but cold. There is no mushy romance here, but a genuine struggle to find love in spite of societal pressures and family expectations. Add to this a dangerous scheme to defect when malevolent forces threaten her life, and you have the makings of a genuine thriller.
I love the way Janna writes. From one paragraph to the next, you never know what to expect. This book did not insult my intelligence, like a lot of pop culture novels. It is intellectually engaging, written in a manner that Hemingway would have respected. It not only granted me the opportunity to see the U.S.S.R. from the inside like I had never seen it before, but it also brought back many memories of a time when I feared all Russians and had no understanding of what they were personally living through across the ocean.
I highly recommend this read. Love, suspense, and history at its best!"

If you are tempted by the reviews and want to check the book out, then just click the link below.

relinks.me/B00CIF3KT8

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Welcome author Janna Yeshanova!

                             I am delighted to feature author Janna Yeshanova and her books.
 
 


 
Please check out her social media links!
 
 
 
 
 
 
@JannaYeshanova
@NeverPastTense

Take a look and enjoy!

      

Welcome author Harrison Davies!

 
I am delighted to introduce a very talented author, Mr Harrison Davies who's book covers, which Harrison designed are featured below. His blog and Facebook links are below:
 
 
To check out his books on Amazon, here are the links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Keep watching this space for further updates!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

International Sensation!!!!!

 
 
I know, it's a shocker!
 
When I first saw this on Google I was amazed and before you ask, no I didn't write it, but I must say I am pleased with whoever did write it! Thank you.
 
Anyway I thought I would share.
 

 
 
 

MY WAY is FREE!



Hello,



Yes, another post, two in two days after not one for a month or so, you lucky people. In fact you are lucky as my book marketing ebook for the indie author is FREE as of now and until Friday. So why not take advantage and click the link below and grab a FREE book, all about book marketing.

If you do I hope you enjoy and pick up a tip or two!

Also once you have read the book, please take a minute and leave a review on Amazon.

Thanks and happy marketing!

relinks.me/B00DPMVL9Y


 

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Sun!

Hello one and all,

Yes I know it's been a long time since my last post, so I thought I would post that one of my books appeared in The Sun newspaper! Also WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME has now received #272 x 5***** reviews across Amazon.

 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Just had to share!

Hi,

Yes it's been ages since I last posted a blog post as I have been busy marketing authors across the world, marketing my books of course and writing another marketing book, which is so very close to be finished and I do have the book cover complete which once again I must thank my brother for.

I also wanted to share with you all that WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME has recieved 257 x 5* reviews across Amazon and below is one of the latest ones, which I am so delighted with.

I hope that you are all well and that you are writing your best seller and if you need any help in martketing or would like some advice, then get in contact.

Watch out for my new book all about book marketing!

"One of the tests for me of a well-written book, especially one based a true story, is the ability of the author to transport you into their reality thus enabling you to experience their journey by evoking emotions and opinions along the way. David achieves this seemingly effortlessly as he tells this story of setting off for a new life in Spain. The plot would be worthy of a television or movie adaptation as its gritty, captivating content combined with the fast paced writing style makes an immediate impression on the reader which does not release its hold throughout."

relinks.me/B008955FG2




Monday, July 13, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME!


Wrong Place Wrong Time!

#1 Best Seller in Biography in the UK!

#1 Best Seller in True Crime in America, Australia and India.

#1 Best Seller in Factual Events in Spain!

250/5***** reviews across Amazon!

WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME


Monday, July 6, 2015

#1 in BIOGRAPHY!

I am delighted and very proud to say that currently, WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME is #1 in BIOGRAPHY on Amazon in the UK! How long will it stay there? Let's wait and see!!!

Here's the link to the #1 best selling book in Biography! 

WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME


Friday, July 3, 2015

ALL BY MYSELF by SUSAN SANDS!



'All by Myself is Susan's debut novel and this moving story will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. It is without doubt an extraordinary testament to the power of the human spirit to survive and overcome adversity. The death of her life-long friend and mentor inspired Susan to write this book in the hope that it may bring healing to others. Through her beautiful writing Susan draws you into her world and you will connect with her story at a deep emotional level. 'All by Myself' will not fail to touch your heart for it makes truly inspirational and compelling reading. 

Please visit website to know more about the book and the author! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Reviews for PORTRAIT OF A SECRET AGENT!

Some excellent reviews on Amazon for Tina Tamman's debut book!

4**** The quality of the author's research is impeccable and the results are as close as possible to comprehending who Brian Giffey was. The scrupulous attention to time and place provides a sound base upon which the author is able to bring her protagonist to life. Giffey's own poetry and prose, as well as the photographs provided, make for an enriching experience. The title intimates that the notorious Kim Philby plays a larger role than he actually does, but it is true that Philby provides a key clue in a case of British Intelligence still submerged in a fog of secret documents. Of note is the author's common sense approach in unravelling Giffey's private and public affairs, resulting in a well-paced, informative, and delightful read. I recommend it."

4**** Reviewed on behalf of The Review Board by Harmony Kent.

I received a mobi copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

This book is written well, and it is clear that the author has undertaken meticulous research. The life of Brian Giffey is chronicled in its entirety, including his service in the British forces, his becoming an agent for MI6, his many affairs and eventual falling head over heels in love with a young Estonian girl. Kim Philby used to be a British Secret Service agent, who subsequently defected to Russia, taking a lot of secrets and sensitive information with him. Brian Giffey knew Kim Philby, and was apparently deeply affected by his defection.


The author, in her research, appears to have been faced with missing diaries, papers, and information, but does a sterling job of piecing together this interesting life. The material is presented in a linear, orderly, and easy to follow manner, and plenty of references are given. This biographical account gives the reader a glimpse into old empire, life and service through both World Wars, and on into the Cold War years. The book contains direct excerpts and quotes from both Brian Giffey’s personal documents, including his poetry, and from accounts of those who knew him.
If you are interested in non-fiction biographies, and history, then you are likely to find this an intriguing read. It has a scholarly feel to it, and contains a wealth of information, and would be suitable for use as a research reference in its own right. I award a solid 8 out of 10 TRB stars, which equates to 4 out of 5 stars on other rating scales."

5***** Towards the end of her book, the author states, "History...is all about human beings." I personally cannot think of a better way to truly understand events in a historical context than through the recollections of someone who lived through them. And Brian Giffey, who worked as a covert government agent at a particularly volatile time in history, certainly lived an extraordinary life.

The author does an excellent job of piecing together personal, and sometimes fragmented, information to weave a fascinating narrative full of love, strife, cultural and political observations and above all, human connection. I would recommend this book to those interested in history or the secret service, but would also urge anyone who enjoys a good story from a uniquely human perspective to buy this book. You won't regret it."



Author of Portrait of a Secret Agent!

Biography Of Author Tina Tamman!




I was aged 26 when I arrived in England from Soviet Estonia. Everything was new to me on arrival, from wrapped bread and mail-order catalogues to cheques in the post. I was, however, often asked how I got out of the Soviet Union and sometimes, when I was bored with the question, I said I was a spy. Several years later I found myself working at BBC Monitoring, amused to hear that the Soviets used to call it a spy centre. However, all we did was to listen to foreign radio and TV broadcasts (in my case Estonian Radio in both Estonian and Russian).
Intelligence began to interest me seriously when I was researching the life of an Estonian diplomat for my PhD. It appeared that this diplomat, August Torma, who found himself stranded in London in 1940 once the Soviets had overran his country, had links with intelligence. Research into Torma led me to Brian Giffey whom Torma knew and who was indeed a British intelligence officer. I was pleased to publish the biographies of both of these interesting men.
In the process I have grown to love archival research and shaping what I have learnt into chapters for a book. Not that different from my work at Monitoring where it was similarly important to distinguish between the important and unimportant.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

JESSICA MARTIN AT GOSH COMICS!



GOSH COMICS in London have the talented JESSICA MARTIN giving a talk on Saturday 19th September from 7.30pm! 
I can't wait! 




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

PORTRAIT OF A SECRET AGENT by TINA TAMMAN!



This is a book about belonging, loyalty and identity – a biography of a secret agent called Brian Giffey who wrongly believed that he was Welsh, but his mother was actually Canadian and his father German. Born illegitimate as Otto Chester Kurt Brian Petersen in London in 1887, he was brought up in Germany. On his return to Britain he obtained a degree from Oxford and, with the help of an unscrupulous lawyer, a military career became possible. Brian joined the Worcestershire Regiment in 1911. His intelligence career with MI6 started in 1928; he served in Tallinn, London and Baghdad. In 1944, however, he was mysteriously dismissed from the secret service, but in post-war years he represented Britain in Berlin on the denazification committee and, back in London, worked for the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain.

Brian was a specialist in Soviet affairs who knew the notorious Kim Philby. His biography helps us to understand how the Soviets used the information obtained for them by Philby. 

The book is also relevant today as Russia flexes its muscles. What happened in Crimea in 2014 is reminiscent of the annexation of Estonia in 1939-40 experienced first-hand by Brian.

The book is also an unusual and moving love story. How was it possible for this middle-aged womaniser to fall in love with an inexperienced and immature Estonian girl to whom he remained faithful for the rest of his life?

The link to download the PORTRAIT OF A SECRET AGENT is below!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"VIVACITY" by Jessica Martin!

"VIVACITY" by JESSICA MARTIN!

Starring VIVIEN LEIGH!


For further details of how to purchase this book, visit Jessica's website! http://www.officialjessicamartin.com/

"VIVACITY" available soon as an ebook!

"IT GIRL" by Jessica Martin!




"IT GIRL" all about CLARA BOW

For all details of how to buy IT GIRL in paperback, visit Jessica's website!

http://www.officialjessicamartin.com/

Also "IT GIRL" available soon as an eBook!

JESSICA MARTIN!

BIOGRAPHY of JESSICA MARTIN

(Jessica's Credits)

Jessica Martin is a multi-talented performer whose career has taken her from comedy impressionist to musical theatre leading lady and scriptwriter. She recently received critical acclaim for her one woman show Sunset Bitch at the new Waterloo East Theatre and was the first artiste to perform in cabaret at the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel

Jessica began her professional career at sixteen, singing with her jazz pianist father at the St James Club in Mayfair. She graduated from Central School Of Speech and Drama and London University with a B.A honours degree in English and Drama. Shortly after that she developed a solo cabaret act as a comedy impressionist. Regular gigs on the comedy cabaret circuit soon landed Jessica her first prime time television success as the sole girl impressionist in LWT's Copycats and voice work on Spitting Image with regular spots on variety and chat shows as well as guest appearances on a number of Royal Variety shows. 

Jessica crossed over to musical theatre when she starred as Sally Smith in the West End production of Me And My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre for two years, followed by a sell out national tour. 

Other leading roles include Mabel Normand in Jerry Herman's hit West End musical Mack And Mabel at the Piccadilly Theatre, Nellie Forbush in a national tour of South Pacific, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, the Olivier award nominated productions of Babes in Arms andThe Card, both at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park, Mrs Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at London's Bridewell Theatre, and Trudy in Dick Vosburgh and Denis King's A Saint She Ain't, at the King's Head Islington. 

Other plays include CandidaSurprise Party and Larkin with Women plus numerous radio credits including her own Radio 2 special set in forties Hollywood Cybill LibertyNed Sherrin's Review of Revues for BBC Radio 2, and the role of Alma Cogan in Radio 4's Stage Mother, Sequinned Daughter. She recently played Barbra Streisand in the Radio 4 play Jack Rosenthal's Last Act, directed by Maureen Lipman. 

She has had a long association with Ian Marshall Fisher's Lost Musical seasons amongst which she has played leading roles in On A Clear Day You Can See ForeverFinian's RainbowFifty Million Frenchmen and Silk Stockings

Jessica has also enjoyed success with her one woman shows featuring her movie star alter ego Veronique Raymond in Blame It On My YouthWhere Was IVeronique - A Life Long Cult and Sunset Bitch which played at the New York Fringe Festival in 2005. She created a new musical comedy Taste The Love, which premiered at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2004 and played Pippa and Sylvia in Exclusive Yarns at the Wimbledon Studio Theatre later that year. She returned to Jermyn Street with Danny and Sylvia in November 2005. 

In 2006 Jessica toured in the Nottingham Playhouse production of Tracy Beaker Gets Real, playing Tracy's mum. She also performed in the premiere of Dick Vosburgh and Denis King's The UnAmerican Songbook

She performed in a two-hander play Unnatural Acts by Nick Awde and Chris Bartlett at the Gilded Balloon for the Edinburgh Festival 2007. 

Recent workshops include Bauhinia (National Theatre Studio), a new musical of Rebecca directed by Francesca Zambello and A Round Heeled Woman starring Sharon Gless at the Richmond Theatre. 

Jessica was one of the original company in the new Boublil, Schoenberg and Legrand musical Marguerite at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Following this she joined the West End cast of Sunset Boulevard at the Comedy Theatre covering and playing Norma Desmond. 

Jessica is currently developing various writing and cabaret projects. She has written a new one woman play Hallie's Comet based on the life of theatre heroine Hallie Flanagan, which will premier in 2011. Her screenplay Band Of Mothers is currently in development. 

She has also recorded four new tracks for her ongoing album projects with Mark Steyn and musical director Kevin Amos, this time celebrating the work of Frank Loesser. And there will be a brand new disco version of Marshmallow World coming out for this Christmas. She is also one of the featured artistes on the new Coronation Street album with songs composed by Trisha Ward. 

Earlier this year Jessica was proud to be one of the featured West End performers in the Sondheim At 80 concert for the BBC Proms

Her dulcet tones can also be heard as voice over on the current Bold 2 in 1 campaign on radio and televisionamongst other household brands! 

As a cabaret artiste, Jessica has performed in distinguished venues including The RitzThe QE2 and several engagements for His Royal Highness Prince Charles. She has performed in New York and the South of France. 

She has also performed and will continue to perform cabaret engagements at The Savoy Hotel

Jessica performing in All I Want For Christmas at the Jermyn Street theatre

Jessica was thrilled to have been chosen to play 'Lady of the Lake' in the 2011 tour of Spamalot

Jessica has just completed performing in Mack and Mabel at the Southwark Playhouse

Meanwhile, Jessica is to perform in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry


Jessica Martin is an honorary patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America

For further info about Jessica and her books, please visit her website! http://www.officialjessicamartin.com/