NEWS & EVENTS
I love to visit books clubs and meet readers to chat about my novel, the inspiration behind it or my 'writing journey'... and book two or just books in general! If you would be interested in something similar, or would like to sign up for my newsletter, please do get in touch.
Author Events in 2023
Wednesday 4th October : Thornbury Arts Festival
'A Debut Novelist' : Lunchtime Talk and Book Signing
For tickets : https://thornburyartsfestival.org.uk/2020-programme
Thornbury United Reformed Church, Rock Street 1pm
Trewin Lodge Book Club, Yate
Wednesday 15th November 2pm
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Friday 23 June : Yate 'Have You Read' Club
Yate Library, South Glos 10.30am
Friday 9 June : Somerset Libraries - Book Club visits
Chard Library 10 am; Ilminster Library 2pm
Friday 2 June : Thornbury 'Have You Read' Club
Thornbury Library, South Glos 2pm
Saturday 27 May : Literary Day at Barnstaple Arts Festival
Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street.
Book signings, author talks and workshops from 10am - 4pm
Saturday 22 April : The 9th Annual Self-Publishing Conference
"Book selling from an author's perspective" : College Court, Leicester
August: Great to see an article in the Crime Readers' News (the sister organisation of the CWA) about my journey "From Accountant to Author" but no events this month as I have been concentrating on finishing book two. Version 4 almost complete and having loads of fun editing and adding more suspense... looking forward to sharing more news very soon!
July: Excited to see the eBook version featured in Kobo's "Summer Should be Full of Stories" promotion for the month of July. With their HQs in Toronto they have over 5 million titles and my book - set in Cornwall - is in the "A British (and Irish) Staycation" section!
June: Thank you to the libraries in Thornbury, Chard, Ilminster and Yate for your amazing hospitality - it has been a brilliant month meeting everyone! I'M GOING TO FIND YOU also featured in a BookBub eBook deal and peaked at no.3 in Canada and no.17 in Australia in the "Mystery" genre on Amazon which was quite unreal... and no.33 in the UK for "Crime Fiction" slightly ahead of LJRoss (34) and Richard Osman (38) for a short while!
May: Had a great time visiting Tenby bookshop - what a brilliant place and town! Plus it was fun meeting everyone at the Barnstaple Literary Day - part of the town's inaugural Arts festival sponsored by North Devon Arts.
April: It was amazing to see my book on display at the London Book Fair held at Olympia, and I also had a fabulous time at the Troubador Publishing annual conference in Leicester. It was great to meet everyone at long last having published during the pandemic!
March: I had a great time visiting Waterstones, Truro and meeting the lovely Emma at Hurley Books, Mevagissey on our trip to Cornwall. Plus it was my birthday month and I donated 100% of the royalties I earned this month to the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK.
Please see here for more details and a HUGE thank you for all your support.
February: Lots of exciting news! I am thrilled to have been accepted as a member of the Crime Writers' Association alongside some of my favourite authors including Louise Candlish, Ann Cleeves, Jane Corry and many more... PLUS the first draft of book two is finished! I KNOW YOU WERE THERE is a psychological suspense set in Devon. Now I've just got to do lots of editing and polishing to get the final manuscript ready - I will keep you posted but if you would like to know more please do check out My Books for a little teaser and let me know what you think.
January 2023: Happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas and now the decorations have all been taken down I am looking forward to another exciting year and sharing more news in the coming months.
COMMENTS FROM READERS INCLUDE:
"Brilliant! Just Brilliant!"
"A great sense of pace and tension, the storyline is mysterious and compelling."
"Emily is such a true to life, girl-next-door character I really felt for her and, whereas I normally do,
I never guessed the ending - it was brilliant."
"The premise is fascinating, and hinging everything on a child’s memory is a clever device, it leaves room for doubt, both in the protagonist herself and in the minds of your readers."
"I just couldn’t put it down and read it all the way through from beginning to end,
and there’s only a very few books I’ve ever done that with!"
"There were twists and turns right from the get go, and when I thought I knew what had happened...
the direction of my thought changed again!"
"It made me laugh, it made me cry.I just had to keep reading to find out what happened."