New Book

As you have no doubt seen on entering this site, my new children’s illustrated story book “The Thirsty Flowers” is now available.  It was a bit of a rush to finally get it out it time to make some sales before Christmas but I am absolutely thrilled with the way it looks, thanks to young art student, Kerrie McCauley’s lovely illustrations. I’m sure you will agree with me that she has a great future ahead of her.

Please note the book is currently only available directly from me via this website as it has yet to be officially published. As soon as an official publication date is fixed I will release the ISBN number and let you know. As with my other books  all net profits from the sale of  “The Thirsty Flowers” will be donated to a children’s charity.

Coming Soon

Watch out for my new picture story book for 3-5 year olds. “The Thirsty Flowers” was broadcast twice on the BBC Radio 4 pre-school children’s programme ‘Listen With Mother’ in the late 1970’s, under my maiden name Elizabeth Overend. Until now the story has never appeared in print.

The book is being illustrated by talented young  newcomer Kerrie Mccauley and all being well is scheduled to be available in the spring next year. Children are bound to love her delightful illustrations. Hopefully we will be able to share the cover image with you soon.

Donna Lousie Trust Coffee Morning

The coffee morning at Chebsey, Staffordshire yesterday was a great success, not only for me as I sold several books, but also for the other stall holders. For such a small village event there was an amazing turn-out and we were steadily busy all morning. I’m sure a very satisfying sum was raised for this good cause. Unfortunately I forgot to take either my camera or my mobile phone so, alas, no pictures!

Fund Raising Coffee Morning

Elizabeth will be selling  her books at a fund raising coffee morning in aid of the Donna Louise Trust to be held in the village hall in Chebsey, Staffordshire from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm tomorrow, 28th March 2015. There will be plenty of other stalls to visit too so if you are in the area and able to come along we would be pleased to meet you.

At Wellington Festival 2014

At Wellington FestivalI had a great day at the Wellington Literary Festival yesterday despite a disappointingly low number of visitors.  I met some interesting poeple and made some useful contacts for the future and all those authors present managed to sell one or two books, myself included.

The venue at Wellington Library is wonderful, such a vibrant atmosphere and children’s author Catherine Cooper is to be congratulated on all the hard work she puts in to organising this event each year. You can learn more about Catherine Cooper and her books here.

With no new books to offer  this year this is the only Book Fair/Festival that Silverburn Publishing has attended in 2014 although it is hoped that another small event may yet be fitted in before Christmas! Look out for something new next year.

Review of 2013

Woodseaves Christmas Fayre 20132013 has been a fairly quiet year for Silverburn Publishing with no new books to date.

We have only been in attendance at three events this year. The first, on Friday 6th September was a fund raising Fashion Show held by The Friends of the Donna Louise Trust where I was invited to have a stall alongside others selling accessories, jewelery and other items.

The second event was the Wellington Literary Festival, in Wellington, Shropshire, which we also attended in 2012. This year the 5th October was a dedicated children’s literature day. It was held in the local, very vibrant, Library and it was a pleasure to be there and talk to the children who came by the stall.

The final event of the year was a stall at the Woodseaves Christmas Fayre held on Sunday 8th December. Woodseaves is a small village near my home and the event was very well supported by locals and people from further afield. I shared a stall with another children’s writer and a mutual friend of ours selling her home produce. As you can see from the attached photograph of my little corner we were rather cramped. However the stall holder next to us didn’t turn up so we were able to spread out more after this photo was taken.

All three events were very rewarding experiences and produced a number of sales of both my books, all helping to raise money for,  and awareness of, The Donna Louise Trust.

To find out more about the Donna Louise Trust just click on the link in the General Interest catrgory in the sidebar.

Donna Louise Trust Stall

Stafford Market StallThis is my little corner of the ‘Friends of the Donna Louise Trust’ stall at Stafford Market on Saturday 8th December 2012, where I was selling copies of both ‘Barking at Nothing’ and ‘Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles.’ I was in good company as you can see, though he rather rudely kept his back to me. The day was quite successful despite a fairly low footfall. We were apparently competing with a Christmas Market in the town square!

I shall be there again next Saturday (15th Dec.) when there should be more people about as the neighbouring stall will be doing Face Painting amongst other things and there will be free mince pies. If you are in the area why not come along?

To find out more about the Donna Louise Trust click on the link in the sidebar.