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So Simon Crow & I had a wonderful day at The Cat’s Pyjamas Emporium in Wisbech. We were lucky enough to hold our event on the same day as the fabulous Yule Market. Many people popped to see us in between trawling the stalls. It was also a great way for us not to spend our money as there was lots to choose from!
After the success of the event we are hoping to make it a regular venue, will we keep you posted on this.
The links to our books can be found below
One of the best things about being a local author is the lovely local businesses who welcome our support and vice versa.
After meeting the wonderful owners of The Cat’s Pyjamas Emporium the other week we decided a joint day on the Yule Market would be a great idea.
Better still another local author, Simon Crow will be joining us & we are looking forward to a brilliant event.
It would be great if you were to join us. Whether you are attending or not please share this to all your friends, the more the merrier…
I will be posting up pictures of how our day goes.
We were honoured to be invited to attend the Reach for a Star Christmas Market at Asda in King’s Lynn. Reach for a Star do an amazing job of raising money for children with terminal diseases.
It was a slightly chilly day but everyone’s spirits were high and even Father Christmas popped in to see us after the children had visited him in his grotto. Thank you to Country Creatives for supporting us & bringing their wonderful soybean candles with them, perfect touch to add ambience to an evening reading a book.
Did I forget to mention that I bought some fab Minecraft wristbands…
We had a fabulous day at the Library in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. We were joined by five other local authors.
Robert Dickson-Oliver – trained as a nurse in the 1970’s. He graduated with an honours degree in psychology in 1985, and lectured in health issues at Great Ormond Street and Addenbrookes Hospitals. Following a period as a freelance lecturer, he worked as a Clinical Services Manager in mental health, and within the Prison Service. In these roles, Bob worked tirelessly to change attitudes towards mental illness, and his latest book, Jack, although using fictitious characters, was inspired by real life conditions and events. Jack is set in a time that is too recent for us to ignore, and in one of the mental hospitals that were a disgrace to modern society.
Robin Crawshaw – is an agricultural scientist, whose book Co-product Feeds was published by Nottingham University Press. He is currently working on a European version. In between, Robin has ghost-written A Partial View, the biography of his partially-sighted brother and, together with his mother, written the story of her early life in a Yorkshire mining village, entitled Rosalind’s Childhood. Fifty years after his O-Level year, he compiled a book, The Class of ’58, on what happened afterwards for himself and eighteen of his contemporaries. His book of short stories, Lady Myrtle and Other Characters has been described by his daughter as (merely) ‘vignettes’.
Daisy Bickell (Sheelagh Cox) – was born and grew up in Essex, where she met and married her husband, Chris. With three young sons, the family ventured to ABU Dhabi, where they spent two very good years, only returning home for the children’s education. Sheelagh and Chris returned to the Middle East once the children had grown and moved away, and stayed for 15 years. It was at this time that Sheelagh began writing children’s short stories to read to the Grandchildren, and was persuaded to have them published. Her book is entitled Bedtime Stories for Little Ones and she writes under the name Daisy Bickell – her Mother’s name and her maiden name.
Simon Crow – is the author of fiction/ horror novel B.O.D.I.E.S that was published in 2013 after being recognized for his unique style of writing that captured a wide audience throughout the UK. This page turning novel is not for the faint hearted as the reader is drawn into a nightmarish world and consumed by Simon’s wild imagination as he brings night terrors to life on a whole new level. Simon has continued to write novels and has just recently had his second Fiction/ Horror novel Welcome To Paradise published.
Sylvie Short – retired after thirty years in Education – sixteen as a head teacher in the South of England – and moved to East Anglia to pursue a career as a writer. She has published three novels – The Bubble, Home to Roost and Starting Out. She then wrote Two churches Together, a History of the villages of Swaffham Prior where she grew up. After that came a book of short stories called Short cuts. Her latest, Short Steps Along the Way, just published, is a compilation of the reflections that she writes every month for a local magazine. Eight of her short stories have been published in Cambridgeshire County Life.
And of course we were there…
Claire Upton – has written stories from the day she was old enough to pick up a pen and form words. The overwhelmingly positive feedback to her debut novel Twisted Fate, first drafted in 2001, has inspired her to pursue her dream of publishing many books. Combining her family and home life with her skills, she has since also published two children’s books and a second novel, Ups-a-daisy. One day she hopes to see one of her books in a charity shop, so she can know for sure that someone has read and enjoyed her work enough to pass it on, not just discard it. Claire spends her free time reading to and playing with her younger children, and using her older children as an excuse for frequent trips to Starbucks for coffee dates.
We had some lovely readers visit us- huge thank you to them 🙂 Oh & for anyone who asked… yes the ducks float!
We had a fabulous evening at Marshland St James Primary school nr Wisbech. After having attended last year as a newly fledged author I was extremely proud to showcase both the novels & the Children’s book series.
The feedback was fantastic, many people updating their collection & looking forward to more next year.
It is always nice to meet new people both customers and/or stallholders and reconnect with previous readers. Especially when they are chatting with you and others about how much they loved your book and recommending them to each other! Great feeling 🙂