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!
If you’re thinking that in view of the weather and general gloom you might never leave the house again unless you really have to, take heart, because soon it will be National Libraries Day and there’s probably something interesting going on right on your doorstep. For instance (yes, you knew that was coming!) on NLD itself, which … Continue reading I’ll be busy in February – National Libraries Day and more!
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
Time to celebrate! Less than two weeks to go until the official launch of Unchained, our anthology celebrating the 400th anniversary of Bristol’s original chained library. After a whole year of preparation, it’s truly exciting to see it all come together. Join us for the launch If anyone out there hasn’t heard the details, the launch … Continue reading Bristol Women Writers and Unchained
Bad weather has been good for writing, and I’m forging ahead with the WIP. Today I ignored the hint of spring in the air, having promised myself a whole day in. Typically I ran out of steam after a couple of hours, but a break during which I washed my car (I did think it … Continue reading Anything is possible?
Despite the freezing weather, January is bringing some unexpected reasons to be cheerful. One of these is that A Fork Less Ordinary is going to be read out by my sister at the first 2009 meeting of of her local W.I. so I may not be published but I am to be performed! I hope … Continue reading Family Fortunes
This is the excellent strap line for a writer friend’s self-published travel book launched today. Vagabond Shoes by Jean Burnett won a grant from the Winchester Writers’ Conference towards publishing costs and is definitely not in the vanity category, but Jean (fellow member of Bristol Women Writers) will be the first to tell you that the … Continue reading It’s never too late to run away