Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Creative Writing at Cardinal Newman College Book Week on 2nd October

I'm thrilled to have been invited back to Cardinal Newman College in Preston to deliver a Creative Writing event as part of the College's literature festival week on October 2nd 2012.  
First of all I'll be signing copies of my books in the College Library at 12.30pm;
Then I'll be delivering a reading and Q&A session with creative writing students in the new Theatre in the round at 1.15pm!

The Cardinal Newman College students were a really great group last year, with some fabulous questions about the whole writing process - and I'm really looking forward to going to their Book Week to talk to them again!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

The Last Word in Fantastic

Just back from the first ever Word Festival North West, and it was, quite frankly, bloody fantastic.

It was great to hear writers such as Claire Massey and Kerry Wilkinson, and writers/editors such as Ra Page and Kate Feld, talking - and even disagreeing - and above all inspiring us about blogging, writing, submissions dos and don'ts, and all things writerly;

- and it was fantastic to talk and network and share with a fabulous group of writers from all and every different genres of writing, and some highly talented illustrators, such as Colette Bain from ScribbleLeaf.

I went with an open mind and a list of things to make sure got done, and came back with new friends, new ideas, and motivation - and superfabulously a copy of Jeanette Greaves' story in Wolf Girls, as well as Jim Barrass's Perilous Adventures of an Unfulfilled Fullstop, AND The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon from the book swap session!

*sigh of contentment*

Friday, 21 September 2012

5 Stars for 'The Hunt Begins' ...!

Thrilled as a thrilled thing by the first review of The Hunt Begins on Amazon!
The reviewer, 'Max', says:
"...  I guarantee two things: firstly that once you've read Witherstone you'll be desperate to read this book, secondly that when you do, you won't be disappointed, if anything the peril gets greater,
the action more exciting and the plot twists more tangled and unexpected."
and 'Max' has given The Hunt Begins 5 Stars!




Friday, 14 September 2012

Woo hoo!! The Hunt Begins!

Well wrap me up in shiny paper and stick tinsel on my head, because Christmas must have come early!
The Hunt Begins, second book in the Witherstone trilogy, is already available on Amazon! 
It's available in paperback and for Kindle and I feel ridiculously excited!

Can't believe how speedy the publishing process has been this time around, so to celebrate, Witherstone book 1 Kindle edition is now only £1.54 !