One of the loveliest things about becoming a published author is the chance to meet with readers at events and be able to chat about books and writing.
I am very proud to be have been asked to take part in this year’s Berwick Literary Festival, which as a local author living in Northumberland is particularly special. This is my first literary festival as a writer (on the professional side of the fence!) and I am really looking forward to my joint author event, talking about ‘How to get Published’ and our writing journeys with fellow novelist Stephanie Butland. The talk is to be chaired by Vic Watson - who’s certain to come up with lots of interesting questions and keep us on our toes.
Berwick-upon-Tweed, where the festival is held, is a quaint border town with a dramatic and historic past. Come along and wander its Elizabethan walls, stroll down by the scenic River Tweed and quayside, spend a while in the Slightly Foxed bookshop, or treat yourself to tasty fish and chips or a good cup of coffee and slice of cake. There’s lots to do here as well as the festival.
My four published novels are all set in Northumberland and I love the vistas, the golden sandy beaches, the castles, rivers, the rolling hills. These inspire my writing and settings. The fantastic Royal Border Railway Bridge and Berwick town centre with its Christmas market feature in my third novel, The Cosy Christmas Teashop.
There have been some great blog features on the lead up to the festival, so take a look at the sites below for more information on what’s on locally and all about the Berwick Literary Festival . There are some fabulous and varied events to come along to, in fact something for everyone:
The ‘How to Get Published’ author event with myself and the lovely Stephanie Butland - I have just finished her latest book 'Lost for Words' which is an absolute gem - is at 10:30am at The Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed. See the website above for ticket information.
Come along for a friendly and informative author event. We look forward to meeting you there!