Friday, March 31, 2017

CURRENT RADIO PUBLICITY VIA PHOENIX 98FM BASED AT BRENTWOOD ESSEX

          

Thursday, March 30, 2017

THE WOMAN WRITER IS NOW PUBLISHED AS AN E-BOOK

I've discovered that some of my earlier printed books are now available as ebooks from my super publishers THE HISTORY PRESS in Stroud. This is an easy way of reading about the provenance of our famous Society of Women Writers and all the wonderful people who have contributed to its success over the last 123 years.  Hope you all agree.  262,000 page views worldwide.
 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MEETING JENNI MURRAY ON SATURDAY AT ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Jenni Murray's new book presented at Essex Book Festival on Saturday
 
Dame Jenni Murray's book-signing with my new friend at Chelmsford on Saturday
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SAD NEWS RE OUR FRIEND COLIN DEXTER

Such sadness today to learn of the passing of Colin Dexter, one of Britain's best authors and screen writers.  Colin became a firm friend who visited Brentwood Writers' Circle some years ago and we met up again at a couple of SWWJ seminars in London.  I certainly remember the warm welcome from Colin and his wife during a special visit to his home in Oxford when I interviewed him for a magazine feature.  Colin's famous Inspector Morse series is still a family favourite.

Monday, March 20, 2017

DAME VERA'S 100TH BIRTHDAY

Today is rather a special day for  Dame Vera on her 100th birthday.  I have a special reason for my attention as this lovely lady helped me very much when I began researching my latest book  BARKING & DAGENHAM FROM OLD PHOTORAPHS.  The book was duly published a year or two back and I owe Dame Vera much appreciation for the photographs she sent to me. Have enjoyed tuning in to all the special programmes showing what great work she has done over such a long time.

Friday, March 17, 2017

WHAT IS THE REAL ESSEX?


   Time for celebration tomorrow at Chelmsford Library with the launch of:
 
 
                ESSEX BELONGS TO US
 
 
  This amazing 300-page anthology, containing the work of more than one hundred writers who have contributed their thoughts, memories, stories, poems, essays and writing work in general for inclusion in this book, will be on sale. at the Launch.   
       
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about our county and tomorrow we will  be meeting many of those people who live there now and maybe in the past.
 

This Arts Council England project has brought together a wide range of Essex writers, new and more established.  We show what this amazingly diverse county actually means to them.
 

As our editors Malcolm Burgess and Heather Reyes offer - prepare yourselves to be entertained, moved and surprised in equal amounts with readings from the Essex Belongs To Us compilation and a chance to meet its writers at this special launch tomorrow 18 March. 

The book retails at £8.99 and can be purchased from
Malcolm Burgess 19 Cedar Road  Hutton  Brentwood  Essex CM13 1NB Postage and packing @ £1.00 per book

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Gathering and Prize Giving Tea

Date: 15th March 2017

Location: National Liberal Club, London
Adjudications, awards and readings. Guest speaker: Solange Hando "The life of a traveller writer". Members, guests and visitors all welcome! Bookings by 6th of March. Contact enquiries@swwj.co.uk

Thursday, March 02, 2017

LOTS OF GOOD THINGS TO SEE AND DO AT THE HISTORY FAIR


WORLD BOOK DAY - SIGNING BOOKS TODAY


World Book Day today and celebrations for all writers and readers everywhere.  Tomorrow I'm meeting our team at the Society of Women Writers and Journalists in London to discuss some great upcoming events. For those who don't know much about us, the SWWJ was founded in 1894 by a wonderful chap, Joseph Snell Wood, who was a well known newspaper magnate in Fleet Street at the time.  We have flourished since then and are proud of our members all over the world. I will be signing some of my books over the weekend.

For more information on our Society of Women Writers & Journalists check out our website  www.swwj.co.uk 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

SUPERB SNOWDROPS AT CHAWTON - HOME TO JANE AUSTEN

Looking forward, later in the year,  to joining members of SWWJ and other friends on a trip to  Jane Austen's home at Chawton in East Hampshire.  At the moment, the snowdrops are superb!