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Adding to the Assisted Dying Debate on National Media

May 10, 2024

  It’s not often a writer is invited onto the UK’s TV screens to discuss a parliamentary debate, but that’s the position I found myself at the end of April as politicians responded to a petition, signed by over 200,000 people, to discuss whether it was right to legalise assisted dying here in the UK.

Listen up! Shaking Hands with Elvis released on audiobook

February 28, 2024

The ‘Shaking Hand with Elvis’ audiobook is now available on Audible (if you’re not already signed up to Audible, you can try a FREE one-month trial). For a book about assisted dying, Shaking Hands with Elvis has been very much brought to life by narrator Samuel James. Samuel has been performing professionally for over 20

Assisted Dying – Where Does the Killing Stop?

February 19, 2024

  When assisted dying is legalised following the sell-off of the NHS, where does the killing stop? In Paul Carroll’s latest novel, Shaking Hands with Elvis, an uncaring government has legalised assisted dying, but it’s not only the terminally ill it relaxes the rules for.  Following the disintegration of the NHS, anybody considered to have

Fifty years on from Bowie at Leeds Rollarena

June 26, 2023

Fifty years ago, on Friday 29 June 1973, one of the strangest couplings of performer and venue in rock and roll history took place as David Bowie touched down for two shows in the unlikely setting of the Rollarena, a roller-skating hall on Kirkstall Road in Burley, Leeds.  Hammersmith, and Bowie’s last ever show as

The Royal Exchange Theatre. Round. Our Way.

September 27, 2021

The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester celebrates its 45th anniversary this month, making me realise how central it’s been to my theatre going experience over the years.  I first stepped inside the iconic in-the-round auditorium in 1977, a year after its opening, and have been a regular attendee since.   My first visit was to see

The reviews are in!

June 10, 2021

Twenty-four book bloggers put ‘Don’t Ask’ to the test on launch.  The verdict?  They loved it! ‘DON’T ASK’ BLOG TOUR REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS “A rollercoaster of emotions. A page turner. This book is going to stay with me for a long time” @bookreview “I loved the writing style… you can tell every detail was researched well”

Read the opening chapters of Don’t Ask for free in Book2Look

May 24, 2021

Ever fancied a peek inside Pandora’s box? Read the opening chapters of *Don’t Ask* for FREE in this *all-you-need-to-know* @book2look introduction to the novel. Either use the link https://www.book2look.com/book/ufVFWnXdIs or scan the following QR code: Neilsen Book2Look is a great way to discover new books and writers. What are you waiting for?

Readers’s Digest: Why you should steer clear of DNA-based genealogy test kits

May 14, 2021

Article reproduced from Reader’s Digest A rock in the gene pool? For his latest novel, gripping family drama Don’t Ask, author Paul Carroll has created an original and timely take on the classic whodunnit involving a home DNA testing kit. As he reveals, the idea for his book came from personal experience. While things for

Silversurfers on Don’t Ask: ‘… a cracking edge-of-your-seat read you won’t want to miss.’

May 10, 2021

  Review reproduced from Silversurfers website. Contemporary fiction writer’s new book, Don’t Ask, is a fresh take on a whodunnit involving home DNA tests, with a hefty dose of seventies nostalgia thrown in.  Whodunnits are always popular with readers, as are gripping family dramas…and explosive new novel Don’t Ask has managed to combine the two. Set in