Can't believe six weeks have flown by since I last posted a blog. So much has happened during that time. I signed up for Eventissima Events and have already done three signing and selling fairs in Faversham. People attending my stall, appeared genuinely pleased to meet the author who won the Faversham Eye Writing Competition in 2020. I was buzzing with good feelings from that feedback.
Two days ago, saw the successful launch of my fourth full-length novel What If? at the Boating Pool Café, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate. I would like to formally thank Katie and her team for supporting the launch, or should I say launches, as not only was my novel out, but Inspirations Writers Group (IWG) also launched their fifth anthology Blue. Well done to them outselling my copies by miles.
I was very surprised to discover how many folk, living in Thanet, had never heard, let alone visited Ramsgate's gorgeous Royal Esplanade and specifically the Café there. Seriously folks, you need to get out more. You have no excuse with Covid being slowly exterminated (Well, some of you might have!). The Boating Pool Café doesn't just boast good food at great prices, but for those of you who like a tipple in the sunshine, there's now a full bar The Ravensgate Arms opposite the café. They purport to offer cocktails as well as the increasingly popular microbrewery delights.
It was such a good venue that members commented on how nice it would be to have our meetings there. So, with Katie's support, the Inspirations Writers group is holding its next meeting at 10.30am on the 26th June outside at this venue - weather permitting - otherwise on Zoom as usual. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings to discover if this is for you, you only need to bring paper and a pen - and a sense of humour. This is a disability friendly premises.
On the writing front, Aquasapien three Prodigy and Quest for Courage are now both complete. I'm prioritizing Q4C and doing a final read through, which so far has added an extra 3,000 words! At the same time, I'm overseeing the production of the drawings which have become a feature as chapter headings and working on the design for the Q4C cover. My plan is to launch this fifth novel, the third in the Witch on the Warpath series, later in the year. Remember you can purchase hard copies of all my novels, including the new What If? via my Estore and I deliver worldwide. Sadly, it appears that though Waterstones is advertising my work - which is very nice of them - feedback from customers across the UK tells me that though they have paid, no one has received a single copy yet! Come on Waterstones! My work is also avialable via Kindle.
Amongst all this, I've started reviewing places I've visited, eaten in or stayed at with the reduction of lockdown. You can join my readership on Trip Adviser.
Another podcast will be on the cards soon as I read from the Inspirations Writers Group next anthology Yellow. Sadly no members have given me permission/or offered to read their work, for inclusion into future podcasts so you'll have to settle for my work for now.
Also had no contacts from creatives who I've offered to complete a podcast for too. Never mind, my own work and sales continues apace.