Freda Lightfoot at the Fowey Festival of Words & Music
Saturday 18th May, 2:30pm, Fowey Festival of Words & Music, Fowey Town Hall, CORNWALL
From Quill Pen to E-book: The Story of a Writer
Born in Lancashire, bestselling A&B author Freda Lightfoot lived in Fowey for 14 years where she ran a gift shop, scribbling away between customers. She has now built a house in an olive grove in Spain, where she produces her own olive oil, and has published 40 novels including many bestselling historical sagas such as The Promise. During her talk, she will discuss how her journey as a writer has been affected by the revolutionary changes in publishing. Though she isn’t old enough to have used a quill pen, she did write her first novels on a sit-up-and-beg typewriter at a time when an author’s career was built by a diligent editor. But is this true in today’s digital world? Her latest novel, My Lady Deceiver, is set in Cornwall. Tickets are £7.50 and can be bought here.