The Nursery class from my local Primary School will be visiting the Public Library on the morning of 9th March 2017 and I have been invited along to read my new children’s story book “The Thirsty Flowers.” There may also be time to read a few poems from my children’s collection “Barking at Nothing.” It promises to be a fun morning.
This 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.
On Saturday 20th October I attended the Local Authors event held in Wellington Library as part of the Wellington (Shropshire) Literary Festival. The festival was spread over three weeks with different authors in the library on each Saturday. A wonderful venue with many appreciative people visiting the table.
The Literary Festival is an annual event but this is the first time I have attended. I certainly hope to add it to my calendar for the future.
Many thanks to the organisers of this successful event.
On Friday 4th November Elizabeth Leaper visited Church Eaton Primary School, Staffordshire, where she read from her books “Barking At Nothing” and “Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles” to the children of classes 3 and 4. She also talked about the ideas and events that inspire her poems. The children then spent some time writing poems for themselves about Halloween, Bonfire Night or other subjects of their own choice.
A selection of the children’s work will be posted on a separate page on this website once they have finished working on them.
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th Ocotber 2011: This is a FREE Book Festival and Fayre for writers and readers, with an exciting porgramme of talks and workshops, to be held at County Hall, West Bridgeford, Nottingham. NG2 7QP. Special guests include Mark Crossley, David Belbin, Kate Walker and many more. For more detailed information please go to http://www.newwritersuk.co.uk/festival.html
Elizabeth Leaper will be there on Saturday 8th October to sign and sell copies of both ‘Barking At Nothing’ and ‘Colelcting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’. It will also be possible to purchase copies of ‘Mission Scapula’ by Arthur Christie.
Elizabeth will be signing copies of “Barking At Nothing” at the Church Eaton Festival in Staffordshire over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July 2011. She will be joined by R H Stewart (“The Devil’s Creature”) and others at this event which will also include the authors reading from their books. We hope you will be able to join us there.
Saturday 5th March 2011: Elizabeth will be signing books, along with several other local authors, at Stafford Library The writers will also be reading from their books. Other writers include award winning Catherine Cooper (“The Golden Acorn”) and R H Stewart (“The Devil’s Creature”). We invite you to come along to meet us and join in celebrating World Book Day.
This was not quite as successful as the previous signing sessions but a few copies of the book were sold and several people expressed an interest so may buy at a later date. As with the other shops a few copies were left at the shop for over the counter sales and leaflets advertising the book are also available.
The picture is of the Leek shop window advertising the fact that the Book Signing session is taking place. There were more balloons pinned up at first but the wind decided to help itself to them! I hope some deserving child found them and got some enjoyment from them.
Further opportunities for sales of the book are still being arranged so please check out our News page from time to time for further details.
Plenty of people visited the street market and came over to the stall to see what was on offer. There was much interest and several copies of “Barking At Nothing” were sold, which is great news for The Donna Louise Trust.
The photograph, taken just before the official opening of the event, is of Elizabeth Leaper with fellow local author Bob Stewart who was sharing the stall to sell copies of his gothic teen-fiction book “The Devil’s Creature in the City of the Dead”. Bob was also making a donation to the charity on this occasion. The event was to be fancy dress so please forgive the bow tie and silly hats!
For more information about Bob’s books please go to: www.thedevilscreature.co.uk
So far two out of the three scheduled Book Signing sessions in the Donna Louise Trust Charity shops have been completed. Both sessions, in the Stone shop and the Hanley shop, were good fun, there was much interest and several copies of the book were sold.
The photograph here is of Elizabeth signing a book at the Hanley shop.
The third scheduled session takes place this coming Saturday, 3rd July in the shop in Leek. We look forward to meeting as many people as possible there and making further sales in support of the Donna Louise Trust.