Note To Boy
‘A very clever and original read’
Note to Boy tells of the mayhem that follows when the worlds of an outrageous fashion diva and a downtrodden modern teenager collide.
In need of help to write her racy 1960s memoirs, Eloise, a former ‘shock frock’ fashion guru, tolerates young Bradley’s common ways. Unable to remember his name, she calls him Boy. Desperate to escape a brutal home life, he puts up with her bossiness and confusing notes.
Note to Boy was partly inspired by a time in the 1960s when the young Sue Clark lived at the heart of Swinging London, working for an American film company, buying her miniskirts in Carnaby Street and going to parties in Chelsea. It was a ‘fab and groovy’ time, she says, quickly adding that her behaviour and dress sense were never as extreme as Eloise’s!
‘A wonderfully eclectic collection of short stories’
Freedom has many faces. In the short story anthology Taking Liberties it is met in a dozen different guises and in worlds where nothing is what it seems. Mirth and myth, mystery and magic, noir and memoir shape this collection of twelve tales by twelve published writers.
Sue Clark’s story ‘On the Brushes’ recounts, through the eyes of his more pragmatic daughter, the tale of Dad, a bus driver with artistic ambitions, and what happens when success comes to call.
A Novel Solution
‘It’s a bit tricky to find … just down the lane from the old ochre pit.’
Seemingly innocuous words, but they catapult middle-aged people-pleaser Trish, badly bruised by life – not to mention a tumble from her bike – into the world of Amanda Turner, celebrity author.
Trish’s marriage is on the rocks. She’s lost her job. And she’s at odds with her teenage daughters. Extreme action is called for. Trish vows to reinvent herself. ‘Like Madonna,’ she tells the aghast teens. ‘Only, as a writer.’
To be released by SRL Publishing early in 2024.