Saturday, 21 August 2010

Strident Publishing have 3 copies of Dead Boy Talking to give away.

 - It's giveaway time!
Strident Publishing have 3 copies of l Dead Boy Talking to give away.
To participate simply leave a comment on their facebook page - Strident publishing saying why you'd like the book... The contest will end next Friday 27th August when they will choose 3 winners at random.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Weegie Wednesday I'll be there, will you?

This Wednesday - 11th  August 2010- is Weegie Wednesday -   Their website describes it pretty well 

'an opportunity for writers, poets, publishers, booksellers, librarians, creative writing students or anyone else with an interest in books to get together socially once a month to talk about books, writing and publishing.'

It happens upstairs at The Universal Bar  in Sauchiehall Lane (directly behind Waterstones in Sauchiehall Street) Glasgow from 7.30pm.

There are two 10 minute showcases each month and this Wednesday  I will be sharing the spotlight with my good friend and fellow writer Nicola Morgan.

I will be speaking about the challenges of moving between writing soft and cuddly books for little tots and edgy realism for teenagers.

Nicola will be speaking about the changing face of publishing and what that means for writers and publishers.

 So why not come along for a chat and a glass of your favourite refreshment!   We'll be there...will you?

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Congratulations Charlotte!- Bloomsbury 247 winner for July

I was delighted to hear that the winner of the Bloomsbury 247 story for July is Charlotte.

You can read her story here  The title for July was THE SECRET ROOM and her take on it is a rather sad, but well thought out story.

I met Charlotte, who is just 15, a couple of months ago and she is a very talented young writer.  I am sure we will hear more from her in the future.