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Reading ONE DAY, by David Nicholls

Friday, February 26th, 2010

I was going to merely comment on One Day, by David Nicholls in our Currently we are reading column, but realise I have too much to say about it… Proof that you should never judge a book by its cover. This one is a garish orange, close-up silhouette of a couple presumably about to kiss. […]

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T-shirt joy at JOY!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Have you ever noticed how once you see one example of something they keep cropping up where ever you go? This week for me it has been t-shirts, ones with funny/naughty slogans, they have been here, there and everywhere, often leaving me staring after people in the street in a confused fashion. And when I […]

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Cath Staincliffe & Margaret Murphy at Nottingham Library

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Wednesday 17th March, 2.00pm  NOTTINGHAM CENTRAL LIBRARY Authors Cath Staincliffe and Margaret Murphy will be in Deadly Dialogue at Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP. For more details contact the library on 0115 9152813 or 0115 9151171.

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Crimefest Event – Hanging Around: The Curzon Group

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Friday 21st May, 4.30pm-5.20pm    BRISTOL MARRIOTT ROYAL HOTEL Hanging Around: The Curzon Group.  Writers from The Curzon Group will be speaking about the ins and outs of thriller-writing. Panel includes, Richard Jay Parker (author of Stop Me), Tom Cain, Matt Lynn and Leigh Russell.  Moderator: Zoë Sharp (author of the acclaimed Charlie Fox series). For […]

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Cath Staincliffe speaking at Moss Bank Libary

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Tuesday 2nd March, 7.30pm    MOSS LIBRARY, ST HELEN’S Crime writer Cath Staincliffe will be talking about her books at Moss Bank Library, Bowness Avenue, Moss Bank, St Helens WA11 7EQ. For more information call the library on 01744 677 988.

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Rebecca Tope book signing in Winchcombe

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Saturday 3rd April, 10.30am – 1.00pm    PHOENIX BOOKSHOP, WINCHCOMBE Crime writer Rebecca Tope, author of the bestselling Cotswold mystery series, will be signing copies of her books, including her new paperback Slaughter in the Cotswolds at the Phoenix Bookshop, 19 North Street, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5LH. For more information call the bookshop on 01242602795.

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When credit cards just won’t do

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

With the snow showing no sign of letting up, this year is possibly the very best for keen skiers in Europe. However, skiing is a very expensive hobby and there are always those looking to cut corners and save a bit of cash. Pity this poor guy though who tried to sneak onto a ski […]

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Author Blog Awards 2010

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I’ve just been alerted to the upcoming launch of the Author Blogs Awards – run by CompletelyNovel.com. The aim of this award is “to highlight to readers the great content that you can find in author blogs, reward those authors who write excellent blogs, and encourage other authors to start their own.” Here’s how it […]

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What you said about Glass Houses (Morganville Book 1)

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Before Christmas, we ran a competition with our friends The Reading Agency and teen reading groups around the UK. We gave them the first installment in our Morganville Vampires series, Glass Houses, and asked for reviews – and in turn have now received some great and detailed responses. Plenty of our reviewers mentioned how accurate […]

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Snapshot: Ann Cleeves & Martin Edwards

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Taken last night at the-one-and-only Goldsboro Books (London) where I joined a merry crowd to celebrate the launch of crime-writers Ann Cleeves’ new book Blue Lightening (a new case for Shetland detective Jimmy Perez) and Martin Edwards‘ new book The Serpent Pool (the latest in his Lake District mystery series). Chiara Priorelli, Publicity & Online […]

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THE NEXT 100 YEARS ON THE NY TIMES BESTSELLERS LIST

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Now in paperback, The Next 100 Years, by George Friedman has hit n16 on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

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Where next for the Romance genre? Panel event with Mary Nichols

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Saturday 6th March    LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY ‘Traditional Romance v Paranormal Romance’: Part of the Writer’s Industry Conference at Loughborough university, this event looks at the developements surrounding the romantic fiction genre – from it’s more traditional roots to the many alternative styles of romance writing which have bloomed in recent years, including the phenomena of Paranormal […]

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Women Behaving Badly in Hereford

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Thursday 25th March, from 11.00am    WATERSTONE’S, HEREFORD A unique opportunity to come and mingle with, not one, but four top-notch female writers of crime and fiction, Rebecca Tope, Kate Charles, Penelope Evans, and Priscilla Masters. The Women Behaving Badly event will see them chatting informally with readers and signing copies their books at Waterstone’s, 18-20 Commercial […]

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An interesting lesson in crafty marketing…

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I received an email the other day from a finance company wishing to advertise on our website with a link back to their site. I didn’t think it was appropriate, and said as much, but they insisted it would be a “textual advert” and somewhat hidden within the content on the page. Still unconvinced but […]

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Course on characterisation with Beryl Kingston

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Saturday 27th February, All Day  CHILWORTH MANOR, SOUTHAMPTON Enjoy a one day course all about how to build credible characters with authors Beryl Kingston (author of Octavia and Octavia’s War) and Adrienne Dines at Chilworth Manor in Southampton. The day includes morning and afternoon tea plus a buffet lunch. Cost for the day £125. For […]

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Avatar pilates, of course

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

My pilates class takes place on a Monday evening straight after work. Usually, it’s the most I can handle on the first weekday back at work: gentle breathing, relaxing, stretching. I always leave the class feeling refreshed and ready to face the week ahead. Also, the muscles do ache a bit in the following days […]

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Victoria Connelly at Haringey Literary Festival

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Wednesday 3rd March, 2.30pm – 3.30pm MARCUS GARVEY LIBRARY As part of the Haringey Literary Festival (1st – 7th March) Victoria Connelly will be talking about and reading from her latest chicklit novel Molly’s Millions at Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Phillip Lane, N15 4JA. For more information call the library on 0208 […]

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Valentine’s (hic!) Day

Monday, February 15th, 2010

For Valentine’s Day you could have found me and the other half squinting in rapt concentration, aiming for a swirl (but slopping more instead) and making some interesting noises through pursed lips under a London railway arch. Sounds romantic, no? Guided through a systematic approach to wine-tasting in the Vinopolis caverns around London Bridge, we […]

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LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE in Barnes

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

On 20th February, join the Let’s Talk About Love Girls (including the author of Molly’s Millions, Victoria Connelly) for an evening about books, writing, and all things romantic at Castelnau Library in London.

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Love-sick on a book tour

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

We’re coming up to Valentine’s and perhaps inspired by the fact I watched the Sex & the City Movie again which sees Carrie reading a book Love Letters from Great Men, I googled the topic and enjoyed a few minutes perusing a few of such amorous letters posted on the internet. I can’t help but […]

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