Surfing through Minefields

Latest novel from Bel Roberts

This is a novel about teenagers facing serious life challenges and the eventual triumph of justice and good sense.
Lauren, a 15 year-old  English schoolgirl, is forced to stay with her grandmother in Wales when there is trouble at home. With her pet dog, called Flea Bag, Lauren is plunged into a strange environment, where she soon makes as many enemies as friends.
For her GCSE History project, Lauren chooses to research the Senghenydd Colliery disaster of 1913, in which over four hundred men and teenaged boys died.  Besides reading the recorded views of historians, she enlists the help of locals, who have photographs and news cuttings relating to the tragic event. Lauren becomes so emotionally involved with the topic that it changes her attitude to life and makes her question her own family’s social position.
Lauren’s hectic half term at her new school involves her in lots of problems and laughter, and even sees her falling hopelessly in love with Justin, a brilliant but disturbed sixth form pupil.
You can buy the eBook from Amazon now


Bel Roberts Short Stories

This is an anthology containing several award winning short stories about Bel Robert’s experiences growing up in the South Wales valleys, as a teacher and as a world traveller.

If you liked Bel Roberts’  A discerning Woman’s Guide to Manhunting then you’ll love these brilliant short stories for Amazon Kindle users.

  • A Touch of Gloss
  • A Dog’s Life
  • A Christmas To Remember
  • The Magic Passwords
  • Love All
  • The Gift Horse
  • Lamb in Wolf’s Clothing
  • Saved By The Bell
  • Spawning A Psychopath
  • Within A Whisker
  • You Couldn’t Make It Up
  • The Last Supper
  • An Unlucky Man
  • What Friends Are For
  • German for Dummies
  • How a Welsh Pensioner came to marry a Witchdoctor

Lipstick on this Pig?

Remember when Barack Obama won the 2008 election and comedians around the globe lamented they would never see an interesting election cycle or political character like George W. Bush and his crew ever again?

Remember the doom and gloom of cable news organisations who privately wondered what they would do or how they could possibly fill 24-hours of news programming?

Remember life before, birthers, deathers and Tea Party crazies?

Well “they’re baa-aack!” Who knew we would ever see crazy dialled up to these levels due to ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome)?

This book humorously explains the US Presidential election process from exploratory committee on through to Inauguration Day and all of the possible twists, turns and permutations one can expect throughout the rest of race for the White House in 2012.

We’ll look at primaries, caucuses, why 270 is every candidate’s favourite number and poke fun at this bizarre process to date.

We’ll skewer the candidates, their billionaire sugar Daddy SuperPAC donors and the culture war’s race backwards to the 1950’s where hormonal birth control is bad, gay-bashing is good and the abortion fight is laid bare as the author helps you figure out ‘WTF are they Doing? in The INSANE 2012 US Presidential Election.

Political commentator and author Denis G. Campbell, editor of UK Progressive Magazine, takes you on a rip-roaring ride through the $7 billion dollar US election campaign industry and shows all of the potential scenarios that could happen between now and Inauguration Day.

Strap yourself in and please put all warm beverages away as the risk of them exiting through your nose whilst laughing reading this book is a distinct possibility.