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.
The result of Elizabeth’s recent Blog Tour Giveaway to win a copy of ‘Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’ has been announced. To find if you are the winner and to make your claim click on the link to Dragonscale Clippings.
There are now only 2 days left in be in with a chance of winning a FREE copy of ‘Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’. The offer closes at midnight on April 6th 2012. Visit Dragonscale Clippings and follow the links to find out how.
We now confirm that Elizabeth Leaper will be guesting on writer Freya Pickard’s Blog at ‘Dragonscale Clippings’ from 19th – 23rd March 2012. As well as a guest post from Elizabeth, Freya will be interviewing her about her writing and her recent book ‘Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’, a collection of her own poetry and that of her late uncle, Jack Williamson. Freya will also be reviewing the book.
To be in with the chance to win a FREE copy of ‘Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles’ don’t forget to visit ‘Dragonscale Clippings’ between 18th -23rd March.
Elizabeth will be on a Blog Tour at Dragonscale Clippings in March 2012. Author Freya Pickard (“Dragonscale Leggings”) will be interviewing her about her writing and her life and there will be an opportunity to win a copy of Elizabeth’s recent book “Collecting Cobewebs, Gathering Brambles.” Exact dates for the visit will be notified nearer the time but in the meantime you might like to check out Dragonscale Clippings.
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”.