Carol Rivers

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

Books by this Author

Lizzie of Langley Street
The Fight for Lizzie Flowers
Together for Christmas
Lily of Love Lane
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. One day at a time.

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

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness for me, is a choice. You can wake up and think, am I going to be happy or sad today? Too simple? Perhaps, but with practice it works.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Nuts of all types.

Author Voices

June 15, 2015

I take the hardback copy of THE FIGHT FOR LIZZIE FLOWERS from its newly delivered box and have to gulp a deep breath. My vision of Lizzie, Frank and Danny are here on the cover in every detail. Even Lizzie’s two-piece wedding suit, identical to the colour of the book binding. The blurb on the back reunites me with Lizzie on that fateful December day in 1932. There is a fragility about her, yet she is a strong and resourceful woman. It’s love that makes her vulnerable. As every woman will know,... see more

April 28, 2015

“Dear Carol, how exciting, your book is on sale in about 8 weeks!” Each year I receive this cool greeting from Simon & Schuster, alerting me to the publication of my books. 2015 sees two of my sagas set for release; Lizzie of Langley Street, (July) first published in 2004 and Lizzie’s sequel, The Fight for Lizzie Flowers (September). My central character Eastender Lizzie Flowers proved to be such a popular character, I just had to continue her story. Readers ask me what happens to Lizzie’s timeless romance with her sweetheart, ex-barrow boy, Danny. And whether or not her dreams come true of owning her own business during the... see more

March 31, 2015

Why the title, "The Values of Newsletters, Google+, FB, Twitter"? Well, because the value is in the connection. Great ways for writers to get to know more about their readers. And even more so now after the publication of my recent first Newsletter - the next will be in summer when my new book Lizzie of Langley Street is published. Social media such as Google+, FB and Twitter, are perfect vehicles for learning more about your lives and what you enjoy reading. These little pearls of information help me to know where you're coming from and how I can improve in delivering my stories to you. Almost everyone has a computer in the house and I'm happy to say... see more

March 09, 2015

Blitz of London. Blitz recipes as Eastenders sometimes referred to them, were in fact, the smartest recipes we have ever known. The Blitz began a whole new way of life for Londoners. The blackout, the bombing, the shortages of food in the Blitz and after, created homespun recipes designed to keep people slim and fit. Austerity recipes? I hear you gasp. Well, yes, but great recipes all the same. Blitz recipes avoided the more harmful fat and preservatives we eat today. Coupons were a way of life during the 40's and 50's. Rationing didn't completely end until the mid fifties. In those 15 years, we changed from a hungry nation into a healthy one and our... see more

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