Category Archives: Southend

Southend Fringe Festival

Salad 2018Leigh-on-Sea, where I live, and its larger neighbour, Southend-on-Sea, is home to a large and lively community of artists and writers, who have banded together to form SWAN (Southend Writers and Artists Network).

This year, the Southend Fringe Festival will be taking place in July, and playing host to Southend Area Local Authors Day, affectionately known as SALAD. SALAD will take place on Saturday 7 July. The whole event is free and visitors will get the chance to browse many different genres of books and chat to authors. I’ll be there with copies of the updated version of The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book and my Eye Spy novels. Do come along if you are in the area.

Eye Spy paperback coverVenue: The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-ion-Sea, Essex.  10.00am to 4.00pm. There is a café and a nearby car park.

Later in the month, on Thursday 26 July, I will be at the Novel Coffee Shop, No. 98  London Road, Southend, from  7.00 – 8.00pm, together with authors Dee Gordon and Ann Duggans Robson, to chat about our books. This is a free event, but donations to Southend Mencap will be welcome.

Eye Spy II3And if you can’t make it to either of these events, there will be a chance to buy Eye Spy and Eye Spy II at a reduced price.

Paperbacks available from the Troubador webshop at £4.99 between 16 and 30 July. using code HB4.

Ebooks available from Amazon.co.uk  at £1,99. between 14 and 27 July.

 

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Essex Literary Events

I’ve got two literary events coming up in March. Please do come and introduce yourself if you are in the areas. Signed copies of Eye Spy and The MS Diet Book will be available to buy.

Saturday 12 March 2016

Book Sale at Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea   10am – 1pm

I’ll be there with my friends from Leigh Writers Group, selling books from all genres.

Saturday 19 March /Sunday 20 March 2016

Southend Local Authors Day (SALAD) at The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea. Saturday: 10am – 4pmSunday: 11am – 4pm.  Admission free.

Come and meet local authors and listen to talks on a variety of subjects. At 12 noon on Saturday, I and my daughter, literary agent Louise Buckley, will be giving a talk entitled Routes into Publishing: -Traditional or Indie?

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