Cover Reveal: The Road to Cromer Pier by Martin Gore

Today I am taking part in the cover reveal for Martin Gore’s new novel, The Road to Cromer Pier. 

Janet’s first love arrives out of the blue after forty years. Those were simpler times for them both. Sunny childhood beach holidays, fish and chips and big copper pennies clunking into one armed bandits.

The Wells family has run the Cromer Pier Summertime Special Show for generations. But it’s now 2009 and the recession is biting hard. Owner Janet Wells and daughter Karen are facing an uncertain future. The show must go on, and Janet gambles on a fading talent show star. But both the star and the other cast members have their demons. This is a story of love, loyalty and luvvies. The road to Cromer Pier might be the end of their careers, or it might just be a new beginning.

Ready…. Ta Dah! Such a lovely cover it is too.



About Martin: 

Martin is a  61 year old Accountant who semi-retired to explore his love of creative writing. In his career, Martin held Board level jobs for over twenty five years, in private, public and third sector organisations. He was born in Coventry, a city then dominated by the car industry and high volume manufacturing. Jaguar, Triumph, Talbot, Rolls Royce, Courtaulds, Massey Ferguson were the major employers, to name but a few.

When Martin was nine year’s old he told his long-suffering mother that as he liked English composition and drama he was going to be a Playwright. She told him that he should work hard at school and get a proper job.

Martin started as an Office Junior at Jaguar in 1973 at eleven pounds sixty four a week. He thus grew up in the strike torn, class divided seventies. His first career ended in 2015, when he semi retired as Director of Corporate services at Humberside Probation. His second career, as a Non Executive Director, was great as it has allowed him free time to travel and indulge his passion for writing, both in novels and for theatre.

The opportunity to rekindle his interest in writing came in 2009, when he wrote his first pantomime, Cinderella, for his home group, the Walkington Pantomime Players. Martin has now written eight. He loves theatre, particularly musical theatre, and completed the Hull Truck Theatre Playwrite course in 2010. His first play, a comedy called He’s Behind You, had its first highly successful showing in January 2016, so he intends to move forward in all three creative areas.

Pen Pals was Martin’s first novel, but a second, The Road to Cromer Pier, will be released in the Summer of 2019.

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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