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Sound the trumpets! It’s been a turbulent few weeks for reasons I shall divulge on Wednesday but today I want to share some wonderful news.

My humorous travel guide book Grumpies On Board is a finalist for The People’s Book Prize award this year and voting for the winner begins today May 16th until July 10th.

Not only is it a finalist for this wonderful prize but it has received a revamp thanks to Aimee Coveney of Author Design Studio and wonderful Delancey Press who were so impressed with the book they have republished it in eBook and print edition. The print edition is out today with the ebook following on Thursday this week. In my opinion, it looks perfect.

The book was a huge hit with Silver Travel Advisor and The Wireless Radio (who operate for AGE UK) who invited me to write articles for them after reading it:

side splitting, hilarious Grumpies on Board …  – Silver Travel Advisor

Wyer catalogues a genuinely interesting and inspiring collection of mature holidaymakers experiences, ranging from the sublimely relaxing to the downright dangerous. – The Lady

I loved Mr Grumpy his recommendations were so great. AJ Book Review Club

An excellently researched insight into the world of the truly grumpy traveller. Youngsters beware..! Nigel Vardy AKA Mr. Frostbite. Record breaking mountaineer, author and inspirational speaker.

JPEGFINALGOBFRONT COVERTake a peek for yourself on Amazon and read the first few pages. It is much more than a guide … it is a collection of anecdotes and experiences me and the Grumpy One tested out to help people “age actively” with recommendations and comments from the dry old grumpy himself. It is filled with laughs too.

And, I am so excited to share the brand new cover for it with you. It made Mr Grumpy laugh when he saw it. (And that is a rare event.)

Now, after all the anxiety, excitement and adrenaline rushes of the last few weeks, I just need to book that Vespa holiday in Korea for me and Mr Grumpy.


So please will you vote for it for the People’s Book Prize Award? Voting is very easy and only takes a couple of minutes.

  1. Head to The People’s Book Prize Award website HERE
  2. Register if you have not voted before by clicking on the registration box and answer the maths problem or it’ll think you are a robot. You will be sent a code to use to vote.

PBP13. Sign back in using your code and click on the purple FINALIST box to get to the right page.PBP24.Once on the page look for the non-fiction choices (see blue arrow) by clicking on non-fiction

5. Scroll down three spots and find Grumpies On Board.

6. Vote for it

7. Receive a large virtual hug from me and Grumpy.

Thank you so much. It means a huge amount to us both.