Wednesday, January 22, 2014


We are well into our third year of monthly Book Club on Phoenix Radio 98fm with the lovely Michelle Ward who enjoys reading and writing - think I have managed to persuade her to write her own book about her busy, fun-filled life.

Each month, we choose a different book theme.  We also bring into the studio a writer in that particular genre.  January brought in the topic of the rise of the slim local A5 size community book.  Shame that many residents immediately consign this to the recycling bin, but although chock full of advertisements (which of course pay for the printing) often include some interesting editorial.  Wannabe writers please note - as several young writers have used the 'community book' as the first step to paid publishing.

Last week, we invited Melinda and John Tickel who own Dandelion, the delightful coffee shop in Stock to come into the studio to talk about Melinda's book THE VILLAGE MUMS which she created a few years ago and sold out, making useful contributions to her charity. It was lovely to meet the couple in the studio and Melinda was able to tell listeners about her book which is full of stories, quotes and tips. John was also entertaining as you will hear in the recording.

Do pop in to DANDELION at 20 Mill Road, Stock, Ingatestone CM4 9LJ Tel:   01277 840023  01277 840023

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