Book Festival

And so the season begins! I love going to book festivals, so it’s a complete honour when I’m invited to take part in them. The best part is chatting with kids about the books they read, and what makes them choose them. Is it cover design? The blurb? Or have they heard of the author from someone else. Reading for pleasure is a lifelong habit and one which should be encouraged. Our libraries are doorways to other worlds, a safe space, and are free! Now you can’t get better than that!

Looking forward to meeting the other authors taking part and to meeting new readers!

February …

So we have arrived in February, very wet and windy and looking forward to the better weather. With that in mind I’ve added a quote and some lovely flowers for the month of love.

 

 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

2020…

Sometimes it’s hard to believe in yourself, but believe I must. On that note I’m going to pick an inspirational quote for every month of 2020. To kick off January 2020 I have chosen a quote from Elenor Roosevelt.

‘It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’

Admittedly I have shortened the quote and am using it out of context, but it’s meaningful to me and hopefully to all of you reading this blog.

Best wishes and Happy New Year!

Independent Bookshops….

As a debut author it is exciting and thrilling to find one’s book nestling on a bookshelf in an actual bookshop! Thank you Chard Bookshop for stocking Will’s War.

From print to published

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So here we are, today is the official day that Will’s War is published!!! It has been a long road and I have learnt many things. One of which is perseverance and determination. The other is to write lots, even if you delete it afterwards you still have something to work with. So I thought this was the end but in fact it is just the beginning. There are many more things to learn not least marketing! However, having got this far i’m not about to give up now. Thank you all for your continued support. Over and out.