This is so exciting for me as I started writing this book 2019,
finished it during lockdown 2020,
self- published it with an independent publisher August 2020,
a literary agent loved the story and began representing me March 2021
sold the book to Headline Accent who moved incredibly fast (literally in a couple of months) to edit and publish this brand new edition of Secrets in the Dark
Available iinitially on Kindle (on special offer at only 99p atm)
and the paperback and audible
Excerpts from my interview with Hazel Butterfield for Men’s and Women’s Radio Station “Get Booked” programme.
The full show is available here: https://soundcloud.com/womensradiostation/get-booked-ceril-campbell-secrets-in-the-dark-140621
If you fancy an escapist read then you may enjoy my book which will transport you back to the Chelsea in – then the epicentre for and unlikely friendships. Where it’s now cool for posh privileged girls to mix outside their social circles.
When two such teenagers meet and form a close and sisterly bond, their worlds are unexpectedly and suddenly torn apart as they each suffer personal traumas. Needing to escape London to hide their shameful secrets, they embark upon individual rollercoaster journeys of extreme highs and lows that take them to and the – where are sex is a commodity drugs are a way of life and a life optional.
“Would you tell your best friend your darkest secret of it could change your life?”
If you enjoy it – please do let me know and I would be even more thrilled if you can also then spread the word.
22.30pm Thursday night.
Chatting about how the perceptions of the perfect body and young women’s positive body image has been dramatically and adversely affected with the advent of social media, especially over the last 10 years. .
Back in the day – in the 1970s, the decade in which my novel “Secrets in the Dark” is set – young women would have scrutinised their bodyshapes in the mirror, wishing they could have been slimmer, taller or even bigger breasted – looking more like their favourite model or pop star – and addressed their issues with a dramatic diet or some slimming pills.
They never had the pressure of negative online peer judgement and the skewed perceptions of online reality versus real life, causing comparison anxiety, unrealistic ideals of perfection and mental health issues.
femalefirst.co.uk- in the books and authors section.
How my debut novel “Secrets in the Dark” came to be finished, edited and published as a result of being ill with the virus and in self- isolation from my family and friends from March onwards.
It just goes to show that even when faced with challenging circumstances always remain positive and never give up.
It’s never too late to start a new career even at age 65.