Published by Black Pawn Press on 22nd September 2020 | Paperback Original | ISBN 978-1949802139 | £13.98
The daughter of legendary actress Dame Joan Collins and iconic British singer/songwriter, Anthony Newley, Tara Arkle also has the late best-selling novelist, Jackie Collins as her aunt. Radio Honey is Tara’s ballsy, fun and feisty debut novel, inspired by her real-life experience as a presenter at an all-female radio station.
Is there an equation for love?
Private: Radio Honey by Tara Arkle
IS THERE AN EQUATION FOR LOVE?
IE: LOVE = LIKE + TIME?
OR: LIKE = KIND + NICE BUM?
Cass, like most hot-blooded females, wants a relationship: one that will last, not just invade her innermost feelings and body parts.
Cass’ Dad, a frustrated scientist, would have her believe that love is simply chemical attraction, but Cass is about to discover that love is subject to a whole different set of unplanned and explosive equations.
Working in the oestrogen fuelled offices of the first all-female radio station, Radio Honey, where ratings are plummeting, she connects with other lost and lonely souls on and off the air.
Whilst performing week-ends at her local music club she tries to take her own songs from local dive to radio ready but ends up with more than she bargained for when searching for that inner applause of love and acceptance turns into an unplanned pregnancy with one of her many admirers. But which one…?
As life at the radio station takes a turn for the worse, and the whole world seems to be breathing down her neck, Cass decides to take life into her own hands.
About The Author
Tara Arkle is a writer, poet, broadcaster and producer. The daughter of legendary actress Dame Joan Collins, and iconic British singer/songwriter, Anthony Newley, Tara Arkle also has the late best-selling novelist, Jackie Collins as her aunt. Born in New York, Tara studied at The American College in Paris where her poetry and journalism were first published. She later transferred to Boston University to study English, French and Russian Literature and Poetry with Helen Vendler at Harvard.
In the early 1990s, Tara worked as a singer/songwriter, signed to Boy George’s More Protein Label (Virgin), and Trevor Horn’s ZTT, later moving into Radio and TV presenting.
As a journalist and columnist she has written for The Daily Mail, Good Health Magazine, OK!, The Daily Express, and The Sunday Times. In 2007, Tara started her own contents company with BAFTA nominated producer, John Dale. Her screenplay Graffiti Boy <3 Guerrilla Girl picked up awards internationally in 2018.
An honorary member of the International Women’s Organisation, Soroptimists, Tara is also a patron of The Penny Brohn Cancer Charity where she hands over the Inspirational Woman award in honour of her late aunt, Jackie Collins.
Tara’s poetry was longlisted for The National Poetry Competition 2019. Her debut novel Radio Honey was shortlisted at the Novel London Literary Festival. She is currently writing her second novel and working as the Poet in Residence at Sidcot School in North Somerset.
Tara has lived in Paris, Los Angeles and London, and currently lives in the West Country near Weston-super-Mare, with her husband Nick, who is also a writer.
Tara Arkle is available for interview and to write features.