Carole Parkes, Author

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A big “Hello” to everyone inquisitive enough to visit my home page; it’s great to meet you. I hope you’ll stay long enough to visit my other pages on Short Stories, Art Work, Poetry, My Blog, and of course Tissue of Lies my first novel.

I intend to make this blog-site a mixture of articles, short stories and poetry. The articles will vary and will encompass life experiences, news items and interesting pieces I’ve re-blogged from other people. You’ll see from my posts that I have a wide interest range, so I hope you’ll join with me and follow me into my blogging adventure. Together, it could be a an enjoyable ride.

I’m not sure if I should plug my book here but what the heck, “nothing ventured, nothing gained” is what they say, so here goes.

“TISSUE OF LIES”

This Kindle E-book is only available from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tissue-Lies-Carole-Parkes-ebook/dp/B00PCNYB7S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415485825&sr=1-1&keywords=tissue+of+lies

**** Caravancath, 8th april 2013
This book is an enjoyable read. Keeps you engrossed till the end. I can not wait till your next book.

***** Nicola Squares, 11th April 2013
Fantastic book. Very gripping and original. Really enjoyed it. It’s a shame it isn’t out in paperback as I’d like to buy it for my mum to read. Well done Ms Parkes.

**** Robbie, 31st May 3013
A thriller of a story enclosed in many tangled lies.
The author slowly weaves the lies, entangles her main characters within their threads and reveals the consequences and outcomes with a few twists to her plot.
I have already encouraged two more purchases to friends that l know will fully enjoy this story and would recommend this to anyone who has a fascination with the weight a lie could carry. An enjoyable read.

**** Michelle Cooper, 2nd June 2013
A well thought out story.
This is a really great story, with many twists and turns, the characters are good and the story flows along nicely, my only gripe knocking off a star for this reason is that towards the end the character Jeanette, all of a sudden became Jean, and it became frustrating, there are also a few repeated words within the book and a few silly mistakes e.g site instead of sight, I do not want to seem picky, and would not put anyone off reading the book because of this as it is a good read, it just needs a further proof read.

NB From the Author – Carole Parkes.
I have taken note of this helpful review and re-edited and re-published “TISSUE OF LIES”.

NB please be aware that all stories, artwork and poetry are my own exclusive work and are subject to copyright laws.

215 Responses to Carole Parkes, Author

  1. kindkerry says:

    You’re such a beautiful and amazing person Carole. We need more people like you in the world who’s paying it forward with motivation rather than money. Stay true, thank YOU! :)

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  2. Hi Carole! Love your site! I want to thank you for following my blog, http://www.PittyCityDogBlog.com and http://www.jcfredlund.com here at WordPress! I so hope that you will return again and again as there is always more good stuff on it’s way there about the truly amazing Pit Bull (Am-Staff). If you will send me your e-mail I will be able to add you to my free Pitty City Press monthly newsletter, too! Thank you again and hope you’re having a really great day! and Cheers! ~JC and Dazie, The Pit Bull (“”) (“”)

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  3. JC says:

    Hi Carol, thanks for the ‘follow’, it is very much appreciated. You have a wonderful site and I am definitely going to explore. Talk to you soon!

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  4. Thank you for stopping by :)
    I thoroughly enjoyed your poem on worrying.

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  5. ooo… and thanks for the likes! Especially on older post (‘Achilles Blog 50 – Pretending to be Kate Moss’)… as a blogger you feel that you are only as good as your last post – so I’m really very grateful you chose to have a good look!

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  6. Thank you so much for the follow! I will definitely check out your blog further as we seem to have some shared interests.

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  7. Hi Carole. I really enjoy your blog, and i would like to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger award. http://edwinasepisodes.com/2015/01/17/episode-110-the-versatile-blogger-award/ I appreciate you have probably been nominated before so you are under no obligation to accept.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You’ve also got a great blog! :)

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  9. HesterLeyNel says:

    You are such a talented person and your love of beautiful things shines through on all your pages. I really enjoyed your lovely photographs, and reading your blogs and short stories. I will definitely make time to obtain and read your book. Thank you for dropping by on my blog.

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  10. vlandaman says:

    Hello! You have a great blog! More interesting information! I enjoy it! Marry Christmas! ;-) And have a great weekend!

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  11. congratulations and all the best!

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  12. Enjoyed browsing your site. I took a break from my own writing to see where it would lead. Didn’t have a chance to read any of your short stories as of yet but will do in the near future.
    Thanks for the follow and the opportunity to connect with you.

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  13. Hi Carole! Congratulations on self publishing your work! It’s a tremendous accomplishment! As a newcomer to your page, I look forward to reading your blog posts!

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  14. Thanks for following ahouseofbooks! I’m returning the favour and look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  15. ckahniea1 says:

    thanks for the like of two world Shaman…..you are such an interesting butterfly!

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  16. Much good luck with “Tissue of Lies” – and thanks for following my blog, http://thefinalcurtain1.wordpress.com

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  17. Thanks for following. Love your blog!

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  18. Wish your book was in paperback. I need to break down and get a kindle I guess. ;) Thank you for following my blog. I am going to follow you also. You are a great inspiration! Melissa

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  19. You have some beautiful artwork here.

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  20. sandradan1 says:

    Hi Carole, thanks for visiting and following my blog! SD

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  21. chloekatnice says:

    Hi Carole, thanks for following me, it is such an honor. You are my first follower to my start up blog and it makes me write more.

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    • caroleparkes says:

      Everybody needs followers if they’re blogging, otherwise you are posting and no-one gets to see your post. Similarly, if you don’t follow others you’ll never see what they’re posting. Good luck with your blog site.:-)

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  22. carlisdm says:

    Hi! thanks for following my blog. I read the premise of “Tissue of Lies” and it certainly sounds intriguing, I´m adding it to my Kindle wish list, and I will definitely read it! :)

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  23. Hi Carole, thanks for following me. It looks like we’re in a similar position, both with one book self published. I’m on half term next week – Ishall have a read of your book and post a review on amazon. If you get a chance, could I ask you to do the same? I’d be happy to gift a copy of the book to your kindle – it’s a children’s novel: The Lost Heirs http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lost-Heirs-first-Adventures/dp/1502369052/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414053724&sr=8-1&keywords=The+lost+Heirs

    I’m on amandacmoran@gmail.com if you’re interested. Thanks a lot, and happy blogging!

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  24. Alyssa says:

    Hey, thank you for following me! Glad to come across another awesome blog! I always wanted to write stories for children! Following ya!

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  25. Sharron says:

    Thanks for following me. Every follower is a gift.
    I went on Amazon and bought your book, and I am looking forward to reading it. It’s always nice to read something from a fellow author who is “over the pond”. By the way, one of my favorite authors is Ken Follett. Lastly, my husband was born and raised in London.

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  26. anu99shree says:

    Thank you so much for the follow..it feels nice to have an actual author read your blog…and have someone to provide you guidance…loved your blog…!!

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    • caroleparkes says:

      You’re welcome! I suppose I am an author in the fact that I’ve published a book, but I still regard myself as a trainee and still learning the ropes. I’m happy to share any knowledge I gain in this writing journey, just as others have helped me by sharing their experiences. Blogging is a great way to gain friends and lots of writing advice.

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      • anu99shree says:

        that is true..blogging helps you find new people who can help you mature in ways that can’t be described. The fact that someone who has more experience than me would like to connect with me is very comforting. I am looking forward to reading about your experiences! :D

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  27. dbodily2 says:

    Thanks for the follow! I’m always excited to hear about other writers’ projects.

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  28. Mike Grant says:

    Thanks for the follow…I look forward to exploring all you have to offer!!!

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  29. J.G. Lynn says:

    Thanks for following me, Carole! I’ve just started this blog thing and already have someone I don’t know following me! I’m taking it as a good sign!

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  30. raulconde001 says:

    Thanks for the follow. :)

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  31. Hi Carole,
    What a lovely site! I Good energy. You seem to be a blessed woman. Nearly 40 years of marriage? That’s an awesome achievement! I liked your post on the use of capital letters in English. Hope you’re prepared to break (tolerate those who) the rules from time to time. As another writer friend of mine once said: there’s not growth on the safe side

    Best,

    joan
    (and thanks for liking my education blog! I also have a fiction blog (if you dare!)

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    • caroleparkes says:

      Thank you for your comment. As for me breaking the rules, that’s the reason I’m trying to learn. I break the rules all the time through my ignorance. Yes, even if I knew every tiny rule there was, I’d still break them now and again. I’m a bit of rebel at heart, and concentrating too much on the correctness of my writing would certainly impinge on my creativeness. I hope to strike a balance where I get the basics of grammar right, but can still tell a good story. By the way, it’s our fiftieth anniversary next year.

      You’re doing a great job with those children, I wish you all well. I will look up your fiction blog now.

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    • caroleparkes says:

      I couldn’t find your fiction blog.

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  32. eastokkebye says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog – looking forward to reading your short stories!

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  33. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your book certainly sounds interesting. I’ll make sure to pick it up soon. =)

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  34. mcjanzen says:

    You are so talented! I have enjoyed looking at your blog. I’m in love with the crazy patchwork quilt.

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  35. jjspina says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Your book sounds intriguing. If you need a copy editor go to my website. I would be happy to work with you. http://jemsbooks.wordpress.com

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  36. Atiba says:

    Thanks for the follow! I too have many interests like you! :D
    Hope you won’t be disappointed with my blog where I’ll be posting much less frequently now, due to the new site.

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