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Book Groups

Been a bit ill with the flu and awful hayfever, a chronic condition that spoils the beautiful summer here for me. But hey that’s life and I should be grateful for so many other things in life. Like having wonderful friends who invited me to their book groups. I got the experience of talking to people who have read my book and asked questions about the characters, the plot and how I managed to write my first novel. Both groups were extremely useful for me to get direct feedback. The positive feedbacks made it all worthwhile. One of the ladies said ‘my husband asked me to tell you that he read your book in one go and loved it, he’s looking forward to the next one’. It is so reassuring that ‘Twice Born’ appeals to both men and women. I am still not used to being addressed as an author and have to remind myself that this is the life of an author. All I need now is to get one good review in the national newspapers.
I had to miss the Westend Festival event as I was quite ill with hayfever and a mild bout of flu, not swine fever I hasten to add.
Last night I was at Milngavie Bookshop celebrating the Independent Booksellers week. A.L.Kennedy read from her book’Day’. Her style is quite unique. The shop plied us with glasses of champagne and strawberries dipped in chocolates. Now that’s a sure way to get people to enjoy the evening.It was also good for me to see that only one copy of my book was left on the shelf in the shop, so I need to give them more copies of ‘Twice Born’.

West End Festival

glasgow’s west end festival 09 13th – 28th June
This is a magnificient Festival with a carnival atmoshpere. Starts with a parade and the two weeks are crammed with over 200 events. Its perfect for all the family and often the sunshines too.
I will be participating in the West End Festival with the Federation Of Writers Scotland at Hillhead Library on the 18th June. Do come and support all of us, the budding poets and writers at the event. Free at 1.30 and 3.30.I also have two bookgroup invites one on the 15th of June and another on the 17th of June. All this is such a steep learning curve and I am enjoying it thoroughly. I write because I love it and all these new things are wonderful bonuses.
How is novel 2 progressing? Well, I lost 20, 000 words as I forgot to save it on my memory stick. I feel so devastated. Need to rework the scenes in my mind and write it again.