Summer Read

summer readphoto by Angela Melvin

Started the week sitting in a deckchair in a North Tyneside park having my picture taken to launch the council’s Summer Read 2013 which I’m very proud to say Stolen has been chosen for.  You can read about the campaign here and I’ll be at Whitley Bay library on 24th September to talk about the book with readers.

Also had fun at BBC Newcastle on Friday despite having to do media training, the thought of  which filled me with dread. But everyone was so lovely and helpful so it was more than worth it. Same goes for the pitching workshop run by Liv Chapman from New Writing North yesterday.  Plus it was great to meet lots of other writers including the winners of the Northern Writer’s Awards (whose identities I’m not allowed to reveal until after the awards ceremony on Tuesday) and winners and shortlisted writers of the Mslexia Children’s book competition.  I heard so many interesting stories and great pitches – can’t wait to read the finished books. Congratulations to all the winners!

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