Sunday 28 April 2013

In the Newspaper

It's been an odd week filled with fun (meeting up with girlfriends over dinner and drinking, laughing, gossiping and drinking far too much champagne), sadness (saying goodbye to colleagues and other disappointments), hope (applying for job interviews, the sunshine reappearing) and meeting new people (giving out my Red Dust Road copies for World Book Night). I was also included in the Jersey Evening Post (the Jersey newspaper for the 95,000 locals) about my involvement in World Book Night.

So, a mixed week, but every experience, however uncomfortable at the time, is surely either a learning curve, or fodder for future writing... Yes?

Friday 19 April 2013

World Book Night - Red Dust Road

I've collected my books for World Book Night from our library and am looking forward to handing them out. I'm hoping to meet up with three other givers to swap ideas, but I work near Liberation Square in St Helier and so, if you happen to be here on, or around 23rd, and see a confused blond woman carrying a bundle of books and walking up to strangers to ask them about their reading habits, don't be alarmed, it'll probably be me!

In the meantime, I'd better get on with my writing.

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday 12 April 2013

Birthday, Writing & World Book Night

I had a wonderful birthday this week waking up to a beautiful sunny day, with lots of thoughtful gifts ranging from a Kindle Fire HD, a bracelet, bouquets of flowers, a gorgeous lavender plant for my garden, a bottle of champagne, a cover with keyboard for my Kindle Fire (see pic), many beautiful birthday cards and a fun meal out with Rob and Sas. There was good news from my agent, who liked a book idea of mine, so I've now got my head down and am writing the first draft of my next book - very exciting.
It hasn't been an easy start to 2013 - being made redundant from a job I love, etc - but I now feel that there are only good things to come and together with the warmer, (hopefully) sunnier weather that's on it's way, life is looking a lot brighter now.
My books for World Book Night have arrived in the island and I'm going to collect these tomorrow and meet with a few other Givers to discuss their ideas for distributing the books.
Hope you have a sunny, happy weekend.