Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Talk by author Helen Summer in Portsmouth

Helen Summer (author of the brilliant book Running Crazy) will be speaking and signing books at the Portsmouth Book Festival at their Book Marathon event, Portsmouth Library at 2 pm on 27th October.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sherborne Literary Festival

Brilliant day at Sherborne Literary Festival with Helen Summer - well worth the early start! We went to a very funny and informative talk by author Carole Matthews (new novel 'With Love At Christmas'), had lunch in the town, and then enjoyed another great talk by author Sophie Hannah (new novel 'Kind Of Cruel'). The weather was kind, we didn't get lost (well, only once - briefly!) and not at all on the way home. Well worth going!!!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

A very writerly time

I seem to have been doing a lot of lunches and other writers' events lately. 17th September I was at the SWWJ lunch just outside of Dorchester, a brilliant meeting and lunch at a beautiful manor house set miles from anywhere - or so it seemed. (All those narrow lanes with high hedges were a quite scary nightmare - especially when I met a tractor coming the other way!!).

I met the lovely Helen Summer - author of the fabulous Running Crazy - for coffee on 5th October. OMG, can we both talk - it's 'cos we're writers of course and have s-o-o-o much in common!!!

Today I've been to Fareham to the Dunford Writers' Day. Which was hard work but so much fun. What a bunch of talented authors - I was honoured to be included and so pleased with a very positive critique on the first chapter of my new book.

Now then, what's next on the calendar????