Not long to go until my stop on the Scottish blog hop this Sunday, but after that I’m out and about closer to home, first of all to the not-so-sleepy Cotswold Village of Hawkesbury Upton now well and truly on the literary map since the inaugural literature festival last spring.To celebrate that event and give a … Continue reading H is for Hawkesbury – a new anthology
I’m sure I saw someone say over on Facebook that writing is like breathing, i.e. necessary to life. And up to a few months ago I would have agreed. Regardless of the intrusion of life events (and often because of just that!) writing was the ‘go to’ place, and thinking about writing was the default state … Continue reading Not writing, still breathing
With Mothers’ Day (that’s Mothering Sunday for the traditionalists) almost upon us, don’t forget that you can still buy the small but perfectly formed paperback version of Unchained – a pretty nifty gift for any book-loving Mum with a lot more durability than a bunch of carnations. And now that the fabulous Bookhive has been disassembled from … Continue reading Unchained Anthology, a gift that’s as pretty as a bunch of flowers – and longer-lasting!
As Bristol Women Writers swung into action on October 23rd for the launch of Unchained, I had all the symptoms of stage-fright, but I was only nervous for myself. As soon as the audience started to arrive, I was pretty confident that the evening was going to well – and it did. Around a hundred … Continue reading Standing Room Only – how to get 100 people at a book launch