Sue and I were invited to attend a writers’ event at Leeds Trinity University (LTU) – and told we could have a stand for our books – so we could hardly turn down an offer like that. Continue reading
Child actress Hannah Jayne Thorpe, who played the part of Peggy in last year’s film version of Swallows and Amazons, will take part in a marathon reading of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s story to be staged this summer on the shore of the lake where the tale was set.
The event, which marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the author, takes place at Coniston on Sunday, September 3.
Other readers include the film’s screenplay writer Andrea Gibb and Christina Hardyment, author of several Arthur Ransome related books and senior executor for the Arthur Ransome Literary Estate.
It’s expected the book’s 31 chapters will take around nine hours to read.
Find out more here.
By Sue Featherstone.
Happy Birthday to us!
It’s one year today (March 21) since our wonderful publisher Lakewater Press was launched and we’re celebrating with a giveaway of our first novel A Falling Friend, a former Yorkshire Post Top 5.
Our book was the third of three launch titles published by Lakewater, a small boutique publisher, with a worldwide reach, based in Queensland, Australia. Continue reading
We’re delighted to be the final stop on the blog tour for Kate Blackadder’s debut novel, Stella’s Christmas Wish.
Six days before Christmas, Stella must rush home to Scotland when her grandmother is taken to hospital.
As she reconnects with her past, old flames are rekindled.
And as Christmas fast approaches, Stella begins to wonder if her most heartfelt wish can come true?
Meet the Author
Find out Kate’s guilty secret and why she got a telling off from her son after she accepted a lift from a stranger in New York here.
Read our review.
The Book Lovers’ Booklist is entering a new chapter as a contender in the UK Blog Awards.
You can vote for us here.
Voting opens on Monday, December 05, at 8am and closes Monday, December 19, at 10 am.
It’s an exciting way to end an exciting year which began with the publication of our first novel, A Falling Friend, in spring 2016. Continue reading
You would forgive us for being a tad nervous about our appearance at our first literary festival. We’d given quite a few talks since the publication of our debut novel, A Falling Friend, but these were to small, friendly book groups, WIs and other such meetings.
Getting a gig at the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe was a coup and we were delighted to be offered a prime Saturday evening slot. Continue reading
Today is the new cover reveal for prize-winning Middle Grade sci-fi adventure Winell Road by Kate Foster.
The book was a medalist winner in the children’s fiction category in last year’s New Apple Book awards.
It is now re-issued with a striking new cover.
This blog tour is organised by Lola’s Blog Tours.
About the Book
Living on Winell Road is hardly fun, not when your neighbours are weirder than your own parents.
But the road has a secret that few people know. Continue reading
Meet Tara Guha, the 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary Award Winner, and get your signed copy of her debut novel Untouchable Things.
She’ll be at Waterstones in Huddersfield’s Kingsgate Centre on Saturday, August 13 from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
We’re thrilled to say we’ve been invited to take part in the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival in October.
We’ll be featuring our debut novel, A Falling Friend, which centres around the friendship of two completely different female characters.
We’ll also be discussing women’s friendship in literature.
And we’ll be answering the question we always get asked: how do two people write a novel together? Continue reading