Alex’s Blog – Summer Stories Wanted

09 Mar2010
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By Alexandra McGowan

Hi everyone,

FINALLY, it’s happened! The sun is officially shining again, and here at the Famous Features office we are all looking forward to our holidays after a long, cold winter.

Cocktails, summer wardrobes and sunscreen are just a few of the things we love about jetting off to sunnier climes.

But very often, we come back with incredible stories to tell, too – as well as a few extra pounds around the waistline and sunburn.

Take Angela Grant, for example, whose holiday horror story about being impaled on hundreds of sea urchins we sold to Real People magazine. Look out for it in the next few months.

Not to mention the number of people who come back from holiday having suffered horrific food poisoning, blisters the size of walnuts because of extreme sunburn, or even something more horrifying like a brush with a shark.

We want to hear all these stories, and, just as importantly, see what pictures you have to accompany them. Those pictures could get you a great deal with a national magazine or newspaper.

Then there’s the minefield of holiday romances. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. We would love to hear about both scenarios – are you having a romantic wedding in the resort where you met five years ago?

Or perhaps you were conned by a bronzed love-rat, lulled into a false sense of security by one too many Tequilas? Get in touch. We can help sell your story.

There are also the more tragic, harrowing stories, which we get out there as a warning to others – perhaps one of your children had a terrible accident in a resort that didn’t follow health and safety procedures.

We will endeavour to tell your story with the utmost sensitivity and care, ensuring that the message is communicated to the 11 million people who read the magazines we sell to, but done in the way that you feel comfortable with.

Whatever the situation, summer means stories. So please give me a call: 01293 459808, or email me at


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