Welcome to Day 3 of THE MEMOIRS Blog Tour! @fredsdiary1981 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @Tweets4RWISA

RRBC/RWISA Author, Robert Fear is on tour with his fabulous and diverse memoirs! It is my pleasure to host him here today. And there is a GIVEAWAY!!

(1) $10 Amazon gift card

Welcome to the third and final day of my 4WillsPub 3-day blog tour.

During this tour, I have been sharing with you some background to the three memoirs that I have self-published. As a special offer to readers of the tour, I have reduced the Kindle price on each book to 99c/99p (RRP $4.99/£3.99) on Amazon US and UK.

Here are the links to the memoirs that have been featured:

Fred’s Diary 1981: Travels in Asia – getbook.at/FredsDiary1981

Exclusive Pedigree: My life in and out of the Brethren – getbook.at/ExclusivePedigree

Summer of ’77: Beaches, bars and boogie nights in Ibiza – getbook.at/Summerof77

Summer of ’77: Beaches, bars and boogie nights in Ibiza

Background

For my next book, I was itching to write a memoir about the six months I spent on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1977, when I was 21.

I started planning the book in 2017. It was fortunate that I still had the letters I received while working the season in Ibiza. Otherwise, I would have found it difficult remembering what happened over forty years ago. I transcribed the letters and created a timeline around them. This triggered memories of events from the time and I started writing.

After much prevarication and self-doubt, I completed the final chapter in May 2019. Then I began self-editing my words and making the story concise and readable.

Next steps included the choice of a title, commissioning a cover design and writing the blurb.

Then came a professional edit which reduced the word count by 10% and gave a real polish to the memoir.

The moment of truth came when I passed the draft copy to a group of beta readers at the start of September. The response was very positive, and I published Summer of ’77: Beaches, bars and boogie nights in Ibiza on October 27th, 2019, my 64th birthday.

Favourite Review

Book Description

A holiday can change everything…

…it did for Fred.

He went on a two-week break with three friends to the Spanish island of Ibiza in July 1976. It was so enjoyable they all vowed to come back for the following season.

In April 1977, Fred returned to Ibiza, alone, in pursuit of his dream.

Behind him, he left his family, his girlfriend, and a promising career in banking.

Challenges lay ahead.

This would be no holiday.

He needed a place to stay and to find work that would sustain him through the next six months.

This true to life memoir follows 21-year-old Fred’s adventures as he acclimatises to living abroad. In a time before instant communication, he keeps in touch with family and friends by letter. They are his lifeline to home.

If you enjoy reading about people’s life-changing experiences, then this book is for you.

Grab your copy now for only 99c/99p getbook.at/Summerof77

Author Bio

Robert Fear has lived in Eastbourne on the south coast of the UK for half his life. He moved there to be with Lynn, his future wife, and is still there with her over thirty years later. As cat-lovers, they have taken on several rescue cats over the years and are owned by three now.

For his day job, Robert works as a self-employed software consultant. In his spare time, he writes, edits, and self-publishes books.

Robert’s interest in travel goes back to his twenties when he spent most of his time abroad. His experiences included: a summer in Ibiza, hitch-hiking around Europe, and touring the USA and Canada. His most eventful trip was in 1981 when he travelled through Asia.

Born into a religious sect known as the Exclusive Brethren, his father, John, took the brave step of leaving it with his young family when Robert was nine years old. Robert never saw his grandparents again but is thankful for being able to grow up outside this restrictive group. His life has been full of adventures he would never have experienced otherwise.

Follow Robert on Social Media:

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To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the authors’ tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HEREThanks for supporting this author and his work!

50 thoughts on “Welcome to Day 3 of THE MEMOIRS Blog Tour! @fredsdiary1981 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @Tweets4RWISA

    1. The art form of writing letters has died with technology, but I agree – how wonderful that Robert kept those letters. It gave him a wonderful story to tell! Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Hi, Fred! I truly enjoyed your memories of the Summer of ’77! It reads like a novel and your inclusion of letters and news clips from that time both enhanced the story and reminded me that it’s true. I’ve enjoyed reading your three blogs in this tour. Thank you, Jan, for hosting today!

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    1. Hi Patty, that’s a real compliment. I did try and write it using novel-writing techniques but staying as close to real life as possible (after over 40 years). Thanks again.

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  2. Hi Jan, thank you so much for hosting the third day of my tour. Fabulous that you should be chosen to host this day and that it includes your review of Summer of ’77. I certainly had no idea when I wrote the post.

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    1. Hi Yvette, thanks and I hope you enjoy it. Yes, this book would not have happened if I had not kept those letters. Hoarding can be beneficial sometimes! Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

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  3. Robert, the insights you share are from a great perspective. I enjoyed all three of these and they brought back memories of those times. Jan, thank you for hosting. Nice to visit here.

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    1. Hi Rox, your support in the form of reviews has been hugely appreciated. I was especially pleased that you enjoyed this memoir so much. Take care and stay safe.

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  4. Good Morning Robert, Good Morning Jan,

    Robert, it must have been an adventure that has impacted your entire life since you have written a memoir about that time specifically. Your book is sitting on my TBR list on my iPad. One day, I will get to it. Wishing you tremendous fun on tour.

    Jan, thank you also for hosting Robert on this tour.
    Wishing you both a lovely weekend.
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Hi Pat, yes it was definitely six months that changed the whole direction of my life, so it was something I had to write about. Thanks for your support and enjoy your weekend too.

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