It's the 1960's and Eddie Mellor is unhappy in his shotgun marriage; hates his boring factory job and is not unduly bothered when he is sacked. His young son Jonny, and his dreams of becoming a famous rock drummer with The Raiders, a career he was forced to shelve when he married Angie, are the two things that keep him going. But Eddie's luck is about to change for the better... Three Steps to Heaven is the first novel in a trilogy spanning forty years and the lives and loves of the Mellor and Cantello families.
Pam Howes was born in Cheshire. She is a retired Interior Designer who loves creating stories, but only started writing seriously about twelve years ago. The idea for her first novel, set in the sixties, came from her time as a teenager, working in a local record store and hanging around with the musicians who frequented the business. That first novel evolved into a series. Three Steps to Heaven, is the tale of rock'n'roll band, The Raiders, and their lives and loves. The sequel, 'Til I Kissed You, featuring the same characters, is set in the eighties. This book sees the reformation of The Raiders after a spell of retirement. The third novel, Always On My Mind, set in 2001, is now available on Kindle and in paperback. Pam is a big fan of sixties music and it's this love that compelled her to write the series. A stand-alone love story, Fast Movin' Train, set in the nineties, was published in early 2012. Pam is mum to three, grandma to seven and roadie to one musician partner. She still lives in Cheshire and also writes short stories, which have appeared in charity anthologies and online e-zines, and poems, many of which are published. She's a member of on-line peer review group You Write On. She much prefers writing to decorating and curtain-making as no ladders are involved.
Update: By popular demand, there will be a fourth Raiders novel. Not Fade Away, will be published late 2012.
Check out Pam's website for monthly blogs and details of new releases. http://pamelahowes.weebly.com/index.html
The first chapter of Not Fade Away is posted on the blog page on her website. Due for Kindle and paperback release late 2012. Please feel free to leave a comment.
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