Grumpy Old Menopause

Grumpy Old Menopause – Carol E. Wyer Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Hello and welcome to the Grumpy Old Menopause blog tour! Having taken the world by storm and rocketed up the charts to become the #1 best selling book on Amazon, this light and humorous guide to beating the more unpleasant symptoms of the menopause is essential reading for anyone going through or simply preparing themselves for this unavoidable change. So buckle up and let Carol E. Wyer show you how it’s done!

 

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‘Have you started to write post-it notes with your kids’ names on them? Do you need to change your underwear after every sneeze? Guess it’s time to read this book then. It’ll help you get through “that” time in your life with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.

With numerous suggestions, sensible advice and amusing anecdotes, Grumpy Old Menopause will help you sail through that tricky part of a woman’s life with ease and humour. It should prevent you from turning into Mrs Crabby or worse still, a demonic monster.’

An excellent mix of humour and sound advice. This book is a must-read for all women … I highly recommend Grumpy Old Menopause. It is the perfect blend of humour and excellent advice to help all women sail through the menopause.” – Nicky Snazell, Fi STOP Consultant Physiotherapist in Spinal Pain, Fellow of Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain. International Lecturer in Pain and Health.

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Feeling Moody

Guest Post by Carol E. Wyer

(To be sung to the tune of Feeling Groovy by Simon and Garfunkel)

I’ve slowed down, can’t move too fast. I’ve got no energy that lasts
Just kickin’ round my kitchen drawers, lookin’ for chocolate, feelin’ moody

Feeling moody

Hello biscuits, what cha doin’, I’ve come to munch and do some chewin’
Ain’t cha got no remedy for me, do-it-do-do, feelin’ moody

Feeling moody

I’ve got lots of deeds to do, promises to keep
I’m spotty, forgetful and ready to sleep
Let the morning clear off, so wine time is on me

Life I hate you, all is moody

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The menopause can be a tricky time for us women. (And fellas.) Don’t worry because not only can you put strategies into place to combat some of the pesky symptoms you might suffer but there is light-hearted stuff that will make you laugh.

Five tips to combat stress and moods:

Get a punchbag, hang it up in your garage and when you feel frustrated or tense go and give it a good thumping. Give it a name for added effect. (Someone who is testing your patience) then take it out. Careful you don’t hurt yourself though. I’m still undergoing physiotherapy after whalloping Mr Grumpy with gusto.

Drink wine. True. Wine improves brain power. Okay, a bottle every night isn’t to be recommended but a small glass…

Laugh. Do you really need convincing about this? Laughter, even faked laughter produces mood-enhancing hormones. I bang on about this all the time. Read a joke a day, watch a comedy video, laugh at life, read a funny book or even have a go at stand-up comedy yourself. They will all make you feel much better about yourself.

Dance. Go on! You can do it in the privacy of your home. No, not breakdancing or ballroom. Let your hair down. Have a go at belly dancing. Join a belly dancing class. They are becoming extremely popular. It provides a great workout and will get you fitter. Also guaranteed to make you feel more feminine and sexy. Excellent for you who, like me, have a wobbly belly.

Learn to play the drums. I’m not joking. Rhythmic drumming brings down stress levels. Plenty of middle-aged women are now taking it up. Leaves you calmer. Besides, who would dare annoy a menopausal woman wielding drum sticks?

 
 

photo (42)Author Bio

I have always written stories. My early stories were for children and sported silly titles like Humphrey and the Dustbin Cats, Hurrah for Hugo! and Noir and Blanc – Two Naughty Cats. They taught French language to younger children and were accompanied by a tape of French songs, mercifully not sung by me.

I began writing for adults after my son left home. I converted his old bedroom into an office and set about writing humorous novels largely aimed at women of a certain age.

The rest is history. Following much media success with Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, I signed the Amanda Wilson novels with Thornberry Publishing. In 2012, I was lucky enough to be offered a three book deal with Safkhet Publishing. They have published How Not to Murder Your Grumpy and Just Add Spice, and released Grumpy Old Menopause, the sister book to How Not to Murder Your Grumpy, in December 2013.

I now write full-time. When I am not working on a novel, I’ll be writing articles for magazines such as Woman’s Weekly, or blog posts for The Huffington Post and Indies Unlimited.

My books aim to encourage as many people as possible to age disgracefully and enjoy life. After all, life is short and ‘he who laughs…lasts!’
 

Find Carol

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BBC Breakfast1A Grumpy Old Success

Since its release, Grumpy Old Menopause has been featured on no less than 28 radio stations and the Staying Young Show over in the US. Magazines have come-a-knocking too, with articles in Take a Break, Women’s Weekly, Women and Golf Magazine, Wolverhampton Magazine and Staffordshire Life, while the bright lights of prime time TV also beckoned when Carol was interview on BBC Breakfast Television in November 2013 – click here to watch the interview.

 

***GIVEAWAY***

 

Win a signed copy of Grumpy Old Menopause and an edible Chocolate Scrabble board game – ‘helps improve your brain and when you’re angry eat the pieces,‘ says Carol.

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Just Add Spice

Just Add Spice – Carol E. Wyer Blog Tour and Giveaways!

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Welcome to the Just Add Spice Blog Tour!

We’re taking Carol E. Wyer’s latest book to some of the world’s best book blogs for a fun ride full of reviews, guest posts and amazing giveaways. Get involved for the chance to a win something steamy for the bedroom, a signed paperback and a spot on one of Keris Stainton’s writing courses . . .

 
 

Just Add Spice – Carol E. Wyer (Safkhet Soul)

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‘Escape from reality comes in patent-leather Prada kneeboots

Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing class proves to be an adequate distraction with its eccentric collection of wannabe authors and, of course, the enigmatic Jason, who soon shows a romantic interest in her.

Dawn pours her inner frustrations into her first novel about the extraordinary exploits of Cinnamon Knight, an avenging angel — a woman who doesn’t believe in following the rules. Cinnamon is ruthless and wanton, inflicting suffering on any man who warrants it. Little does Dawn realise that soon the line between reality and fiction will blur. Her own life will be transformed, and those close to her will pay the price. Find out what happens in Just Add Spice by best-selling author Carol E Wyer.’
 

What I thought

I must say I thought that reading a book within a book would be quite confusing. I am one of these people that cannot read two books at once. However once I got into the swing of it I was looking forward to when the stories switched. I don’t know which character I enjoyed more.

This book could be any of us, either now or in 10 years time. Dawn is frustrated feeling unattractive and unloved. She starts writing and finds herself almost living vicariously through her alter ego. Mmmm we can all be guilty of that…

I love how she is feeling so frumpy and her alter ego is egging her on to change her life. She finds who she really is through writing.

This really is a very charming book. Its warm, engaging and really very witty. A most entertaining read. I love how the lines blurred, cos lets be honest when you are writing that its quite often what happens. I am sure most authors have left a little of themselves in each book they write. It has a great balance between what could possible be real life and fantasy!

 
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Carol E. Wyer is an award winning author whose humorous novels take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully.
Her best-selling debut novel ‘Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines’ won five awards for humour.

‘Surfing in Stilettos’ which follows the further adventures of Amanda Wilson as she attempts to inject some fun into her life, was a Costa Award nominee.
Safkhet Publishing released ‘How Not to Murder Your Grumpy’ June 1st 2012, the first of three books in a ‘Grumpy’ series.

Carol has featured on numerous shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Woman’s Weekly’ and on-line magazines. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post and author website Indies Unlimited.

She is a signed author with ThornBerry Publishing and Safkhet Publishing.

 

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***GIVEAWAYS***

 

Win a spot on a writing course with Keris Stainton! The winner of the giveaway will have the choice of one of two fabulous online courses:

 

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Want to write a novel for teenagers? This 6-week online course will help you come up with inspired ideas; create believable characters; write convincing dialogue; grab readers right from the first page and keep them hooked to the last.

 

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An 4-week online course to help you move on when your first draft is done.

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Add a little spice to the bedroom with Carol’s essential kit: Pink handcuffs, I (heart) Spice Underwear and some lovely Old Spice aftershave.

     Spicy handcuffs  spicy thong   Old Spice

 

 

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Win a signed paperback copy of Just Add Spice and have your very own personalised copy of the book readers are saying “you can’t read quick enough.

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