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

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My Life in 8 Words

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Carol Rivers
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. One day at a time.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Deep sea diver

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. 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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

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

Author Voices

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

March 09, 2015

Hello everyone! Marking WORLD BOOK DAY I have just had confirmation from my publisher that LIZZIE OF LANGLEY STREET is to be published in July of this year, ahead of Lizzie’s sequel THE FIGHT FOR LIZZIE FLOWERS. I’m really looking forward to a double celebration and can’t wait to hear your comments on social media, especially since my Google+ posts brought in such a lot of interest at the mention of this month's Newsletter (so excited at my first publication!) and my slimming Blitz recipes – yes, we were a slimmed-down nation in the 1940’s, without any effort at all. And I’m enjoying cooking these recipes again,... see more

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

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