Blog Tour Feature: Grumpies On Board by Carol E Wyer

By | September 21, 2015

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Then pack your bags and get ready for some extreme active ageing. Us ‘older’ folk are heading away from the traditional hotel holiday and at last, having fun!

This humorous guide, compiled by Mr and Mrs Grumpy, offers alternatives to the usual holiday—from sensible to outrageous—to suit every grumpy guts.

Learn about Arctic boot camps, ayurvedic retreats, drumming holidays, ice blokarting, motoring experiences, skijorking, tubing, Vespa excursions, voodoo trips and discover why Mr Grumpy will never go truffle hunting again.

With over 300 suggestions of how to get the best out of your vacation and live life to the maximum, this book aims to inspire and entertain. Read it and put some choices on your “book it” list. After all, you only live once!

I’m quite a fan of Carol E. Wyer’s quirky humour from encounters with her material on social media. When I saw that Brook Cottage Books were organising a tour to promote her latest book, Grumpies On Board, published on 21st May this year by Safkhet Publishing, I really wanted to be part of it. The book’s available through Amazon UK, and via Safkhet. I haven’t had the time to read yet, but doesn’t it look just perfect research material for me?

With thanks to Carol and Brook Cottage Books, I’m pleased to be able to offer a giveaway. First prize is a copy of the book (signed paperback for a UK winner, e-copy if you’re outside the UK). 

Second prize is a Grumpy old git (or cow!) travel mug. 

Here’s the rafflecopter for entry:

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Carol E. Wyer was born in Munster, Germany in 1960. She began her working life in Casablanca where she taught English and French in Language Schools and for companies. used to race around the streets on a clapped out VéloSoleX bike, avoiding donkeys. She changed career to become a fitness instructor in her forties and appeared in Zest magazine as a ‘success story’. No longer able to touch her toes with her hands, she has now become a full-time writer. Having written a series of educational yet amusing books for children, she turned her attention to the adult market in 2010 when her son flew from the nest.

Her first two novels Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines and Surfing in Stilettos won several awards for humour and much attention from the media. Since then, she has won the people’s Book Prize Award with Grumpy Old Menopause and has appeared on over fifty BBC radio stations, several international radio stations, Sky News, NBC television and BBC Breakfast television discussing age-related subjects such as ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Grumpy Old Menopause’. Her writing style has been described frequently by the media as ‘witty’ or ‘humorous’ and has even been compared to the acerbic wit of Jeremy Clarkson and the humour of Robin Williams.

Carol has written articles for and featured in several national women’s magazines including Take A Break, Choice, Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Own who also wrote about her journey to becoming a best-selling author.

Currently writing a series of novels and articles aimed at the ‘older’ woman and man, Carol is also engaged in writing by-line articles and posts for magazines and websites including Silver Travel Advisor and the Huffington Post. Carol is also a regular Loud Mouth on BBC Radio Derby.

Last year, she took a crash course in stand-up comedy and is currently doing a comedy tour entitled Smile While You Still have Teeth to sell-out audiences, proving you’re never too old to try a new experience. 

Carol has an excellent website, blogs at the Grumpy Old Menopause and Facing 50 With Humour, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads

4 thoughts on “Blog Tour Feature: Grumpies On Board by Carol E Wyer

  1. Linda Hill

    My grumpy 82 year old mum rings me at 6.15 in the morning to ask if I've received the email she's just sent, thereby making me grumpy too!

  2. Carol E Wyer

    Thank you ever so much for such a lovely introduction, Anne. I am thrilled you are going to read the book and hope you'll take up some of the suggestions and lots of photographs of you doing outrageous stuff! If you ever go volcano boarding…please take my Grumpy with you. X

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