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.
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”.