Kevin Paul Woodrow
I was born in the beautiful Somerset City of Bath, England, on the 21st August 1956. Although the son of a "Master Builder," I discovered at a very young and tender age that I did not know one end of a hammer from the other!
I worked for "South West Gas" from the 18th of September 1972 until the Christmas Eve of 1977, before landing a job as a professional Disc-Jockey, working for the "American Forces Network" in Germany. Here I worked with such groups as "The Supremes," "Rose Royce," "The Chi-lites," "The Impressions" and a very young band called "The Commodores," before they became famous.
Because of my stint working in Germany I caught the travelling bug, and in November 1992 I moved to the crazy resort of Magalluf, on the Sunshine Island of Mallorca. I had discovered in my early teens that I had an amazing talent for consuming alcohol, and so decided the bar business was where my future lay, owning and running a bar in Magalluf for sixteen years.
On the day of Tuesday 31st October 2006 my life would be changed forever, and if you have not done so already, then you can read what happened to me in my book "Letters from Mallorca," but don't worry, it's not a sad book, it will have you laughing out loud one minute, and yes, you may be crying the next.
As I have told you, I ran a bar in Magalluf and this is the subject of my next book titled, "A Summer in Magalluf." This is the story of all the people I met, and the silly and often stupid, dangerous alcohol fuelled things I witnessed them doing, during my sixteen years in this crazy town, situated on what the residents call, "Fantasy Island!"
If you have ever been to Magalluf, or even Mallorca, I'm sure you will enjoy the book. Who knows, if you have been to Bar Cagneys in Magalluf, then maybe you are IN it!
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George is Poorly and Other Short Stories
This series is about being poorly. How as parents, we panic at even the slightest cough. How you make the smallest symptom turn into meningitis, some terrible brain tumor, and all through the power of Google! We have sickie children, spotty children, we have everything they all get. Help your children feel better by reading about someone else feeling rubbish, if you do, they can laugh at them too!
Gabrielle's Dad and Other Short Stories
Series 8 is about Parents, showing an insight into our love and what we do to make children happy, staying up all night making costumes for school plays etc, traipsing the shops for themed dressing up day at school and queuing all night for new games for birthday presents. All those last minute letters you find in bags and have to sort something fantastic out on bits you find around the home.
Toby's Challenge and Other Short Stories
This series is about Challenges,
Alfie’s life is about to change, and the day starts with buying a new bed, a big boy bed, but as the day goes on the reality of why sinks in, when he realizes his Mum and Dad have split up, a reality that is becoming more and more common nowadays.
Isabella has a loose tooth, and her cheeky Dad is trying his best to get it out, so he can have a muxh needed lie in!
Millie's Occasion and Other Short Stories
This series is about Occasions, Parties, Weddings, Christenings, it’s all happening. The children are enjoying themselves with the event most of us look forward to, and the odd person dreads, we step back in time and take a journey with George, as he has the funeral of his Mum. He is so brave, he copes really well, and I love the reality this story brings.
Zara's Whoopsi and Other Short Stories
This series is about Whoopsi’s, the idea’s coming from things my children have done. I remember the horror when my daughter cut her hair off, as “it was getting in the way!” She drunk some liquid ibuprofen because she was thirsty and “It was delicious!” She was absolutely fine after, but thankfully she opened the child proof bottle in front of the doctor, or I could have been in big trouble!
Douggie's Visit and Other Short Stories
This series is about Visits, whether it is to the circus, the dentist, or a day out, these books can keep your children hooked by been simple and they will be able to relate to every event situation. We have a surprise with “Hammy the hamster” too!
Sentenced to a prison term for causing the death of a man when involved in a driving accident, the author chose to record his thoughts with a series of poems, thoughts and prose. This book is the result of many sleepless nights, ridden with guilt and hoping for future forgiveness. As you read these thoughts you really get inside he head of the author, and can feel the immense pain he was suffering
Emma's Christmas and Other Short Stories
It’s Christmas, the best time of the year, Charlie asks Santa for some new legs, because “His wobble too much!” Charlie is brilliant at making the best of things and still enjoys everything anyone else does, Emma is now my favourite, but poor George has now lost his Mum and I just want to scoop him up and take him home! I do believe these children are real. - Love from Laura
Charlie's Holiday and Other Short Stories
In this series it’s holiday time. From travelling on a cruise ship to camping in the back garden, these children will enjoy spreading their wings a little during the school holidays, They love spending time together and holidays are great for just that, relaxing before moving up to reception in the next series, where they meet new teachers and become more grown up. BOOoooOOoOOO
Alfie and Other Short Stories
This series is simple and easy to read, getting to know each character and a tiny insight into what may come. There are ten characters in these stories, they are at nursery in this set, and so are aged 3-4, I love this series because of the reason I started to write and these books and the memories of just where I wanted to go and have now gone, here’s a little about me and happy reading;
The Magical Mister Crab
Maria along with her two younger brothers, runs away from an abusive father and timid mother in search of a better life. Along the way they have some great adventures in the Enchanted Forrest, where they encounter the wicked witch, along with her two killer dogs. They later have problems with the infamous Snake family, but also meet the hero of the story, the magical Mr. Crab.
A Summer in Magalluf
“A Summer in Magalluf” tells the story of the sixteen years I lived on the Spanish tourist Island of Mallorca, owning and running my bar, “Cagney’s” in the popular but extremely crazy resort of Magalluf, the party capital of Europe. This is the story of people I have met, along with the stupid, funny but sometimes dangerous, alcohol fuel filled acts I have witnessed them performing over the years.
Memoirs of a Thai Girl
The story of Rangkhana "Bee" Kontocky, a beautiful, honest Thai girl who has worked hard all her life to give herself a better future. Due to circumstances beyond her control her life has taken a turn for the worse, leading her to a Pattaya hotel room with a total stranger she doesn't want to be with. What will happen? Will she succumb this man? More importantly, how did her life reach this point?
Letters from Mallorca
“Letters from Mallorca” is the true story of life in a Spanish hospital. A blood infection resulting in a three-day fever, alerted ex-pat, Kevin to the fact that something was desperately wrong, and within hours he had an emergency operation to amputate his left foot. This is the sad, also funny story of the next six months of his life, how he learned to walk again and found love in the process.
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