November 2021 for me has been an amazing month. In the last two weeks of November 2021 I’ve met so many exciting fellow authors at two fabulous book events. There has been a great sense of cameraderie, we have all deepened relationships or made new ones, discovered each other’s books, and we have sold our books to keen readers too!
Thank you to two multi-genre authors: Wendy H Jones for inviting me to the Brechin Angus Bookfest in Scotland, 19th to 21st November; and Shelley Wilson for inviting me to the Meet the Author event run by the Socially Shared Business Support Network at the Priory Theatre Kenilworth on 24th November 2021.
I was delighted to be invited to take part in these two events. I came away having signed up for mailing lists, bought new books, sold some of mine, listened to several fascinating talks, enjoyed creative conversations and experienced kindness, generosity and friendship. There were lots of warm, smiling authors, readers and book-buyers.
As a postscript, at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, I also added a few ghost stories to my collection, including ones about theatrical ghosts which I wish I had known about while I was writing Paranormal Warwickshire! (They may come in useful for a future book). Here are a few photos which give a flavour of these two events.
7 thoughts on “Two Great Author Events in Scotland and the Midlands: from Brechin, Angus to Kenilworth, Warwickshire”
I too loved Brechin. A very friendly festival. And it was great meeting you there.
Thank you Charles. I think these events are great for meeting people and making new friends and connections too as well as selling, signing and discovering new books! I am halfway through ‘Liam Glass’ and half in sympathy with Jason and half horrified at what he is going to do next. As for Tony the hideous PR man….
Delighted that you are half sympathetic and half horrified. That’s exactly what I hoped. And Tony….! Your four dots are most eloquent.
It was lovely to meet you!
Thank you for all you did to organise the festival and arrange so many lovely events. I hope the hoards do come next time the festival is held!
Well done, Sheila!
Brechin was a rich source of content for several of us, Sheila. Guess what I’m writing my MTW blog on? Lovely read, and isn’t it great to get out and about and meet actual readers?