If you have been reading this blog you will already be aware that the official launch for ‘The Thirsty Flowers’, my new illustrated story book for 3-6 year olds, takes place on Saturday 11th March when I will be running a book signing session in my local children’s clothing shop where the books are currently stocked.
I will also be holding an on-line launch on my author’s page on Facebook where you will find a free book ‘giveaway’. To be in with a chance of winning please visit my page at www.facebook.com/ealeaper, like and share the page to your own timeline and leave a comment on the post. You have until midnight on Saturday to take part. I look forward to your visit to my on-line launch event.
I 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.
Elizabeth will be attending the 18th Wellington Literary Festival tomorrow, 4th October at Wellington Library, Shropshire from 10 a.m. to 3.00p.m along with several other writers. If you are in the area why not come along.
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.
A select but appreciative audience came to hear Elizabeth Leaper read from her new book “Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles” at the Stafford Arts Festival and Book Fayre on 17th September. Throughout the day Elizabeth was available to sign copies of the book and an encouraging number of copies were sold along with several copies of her earlier book of verse for children “Barking At Nothing”.
Some dozen or so other Midlands authors were also in attendance, covering a wide variety of genres. These included award winning writer Catherine Cooper whose new book “Silver Hill”, third in the “Adventures of Jack Brenin” series which began with “The Golden Acorn”, will be available soon. For more information about Catherine and her books visit www.pengridion.co.uk
Elizabeth’s next book signing session will be in Nottingham on Saturday October 8th. Details to follow.
Stafford Book Festival, Saturday 17th September 2011:
Elizabeth Leaper will be launching “Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles” at this event. This is a collection of poems, rhymes and light verse by Elizabeth and her late uncle Jack Williamson. For more information about the book please see our Books page. If you are in the area please come along. Joining Elizabeth to sign and read from their books will be several other Midlands authors, including Catherine Cooper, prize-winning writer of “The Golden Acorn”.
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.
The World Book Day Author’s Event in our local Library on Saturday 5th March was a great success with many people of all ages wandering down to visit us in the old Court Rooms at the Library. We all sold several copies of our books and enjoyed meeting the public. It was enouraging that so many young people were interested in meeting the writers and talked of their own love of writing. Some writers of the future here perhaps. It is hoped to hold a similar event later in the year – watch this space.
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.