Carol Rivers

Mother-of-three Carol Rivers, whose family comes from the Isle of Dogs, East London, now lives in Dorset. Visit and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @carol_rivers

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Carol Rivers
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. One day at a time.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Lady Barbara Skelton - better known as the fabulous 17th century socialite, the Wicked Lady!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Ducks" - essential to every Rivers novel.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Tracks of My Tears, Unchained Melody, Some Say Love, Changes, Morningtown Ride

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Deep sea diver

Author Voices

January 30, 2015

“Get out there and knock it down!” So say the awesome Three Degrees during the Breakfast Show of late January 2015. Now celebrating 50 years in the entertainment business, the band we all recognise for their unique and soulful voices, are hitting the road on their tour of Britain. This from Valerie Holiday, who joined the group in 1967; “In some cases, we may not have always succeeded but we have never given up. It still amazes me when we see teenagers singing along with our songs. And yet we still have the fans who have grown with us.” This struck a chord with me and I’m sure a lot of writers if they were watching.... see more

January 05, 2015

My last blog of 2014 is the perfect time to wish you all an awesome festive season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Thank you to all those who have bought my books, blogged, posted and taken precious minutes from their busy schedules to write to me and join me on a raft of social media. I loved hearing from you and look forward to hooking up again in my January Newsletter. I can't wait to share some very special personal moments and, since TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS climbed to the top of Amazon's genre charts, I'll be celebrating the book's success with quizzes, pictures, competitions, freebies and hot gos! So once again, thank you for sharing... see more

December 03, 2014

I'm sure everyone is very busy at this time of year gearing up for Christmas. So this is just a quickie to let you know that Simon and Schuster are offering a free signed copy of my latest book TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS showcased on their Simon Claus Advent Calendar. To visit the page just hit on Simon and Schuster's FB icon, then click on the yellow number 2 Christmas tree decoration to answer an easy question. Each day of December you'll find an exciting new offer from one of Simon & Schuster's fabulous authors. So if you'd like to have a go, you may win the very stocking filler you are searching for!

November 04, 2014

My husband and I sit on a quiet Sunday afternoon, collecting the images for a YouTube video available to watch on my website

As we work, the trees in the garden sway softly in a mild November breeze. Somewhere church bells are ringing, so faintly we hardly notice them. Crisp, dry leaves scuttle along the garden path and swirl by the garage doors. Life is perfectly normal and yet as we study the faces of the Fallen, young boys and men, who a hundred years ago were losing their lives in the hell of war, the moments stop still. Fathers, husbands, sons; these men all had hope of a future before 1914. But the Great War machine... see more

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