This month the theme is all about love and writing romantic fiction. Guest author, Rosemary Dun ‘s debut novel The Trouble with Love was published last year by Sphere. Buy the book on Amazon (Currently just 99p). It’s getting 5 star reviews.
Set in Bristol, the novel’s heroine Polly has her own life set up thank you very much with her own business and house. She meets the lovely Spike aware that he’s emigrating to Australia. She hadn’t planned on falling in love or falling pregnant… Three years later, the single mum is dating again – she’s just found someone when Spike returns with a new girlfriend by his side …
- Rosemary will be talking about
- how she got published (and the prat falls along the way);
- how it’s never too late to get that publishing deal;
- whether the romantic comedy is a genre which has had its day, or is still very much alive & kicking?
- Rosemary will also do a short reading from her debut novel The Trouble With Love, published by Little, Brown, followed by a Q&A.
During the first half of the evening, we will hear readings from Kate Dun, Chloe Turner, Judy Darley and Amy Morse.
Kate Dunn: I’ve had five books published, written articles for magazines and contributed poetry to literary journals. I’ve also written travel articles for national newspapers including The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. You can find more information from my website www.katedunn.co.uk
Chloe Turner (@turnerpen2paper) is a writer from Gloucestershire, whose stories have been published in literary magazines including Hark, Kindred (US), Halo and The Woven Tale Press. InShort Publishing (Aus) released Long-gone Mary as an individual pocketbook in 2015, and Labour of Love was a For Books’ Sake Weekend Read earlier this year. Chloe is seeking representation for her first novel, What Has Fallen From Heaven.
Judy Darley is a fiction writer, poet and journalist whose work appears in magazines, anthologies and in her collection Remember Me To The Bees. She’s read stories on BBC radio, in cafés, caves, an artist’s studio and a disused church. Judy blogs at http://www.skylightrain.com./
Author and entrepreneur, Amy Morse, writes fiction as Amy C Fitzjohn. Harbouring dreams of being a writer since childhood, she published her first novel, The Bronze Box, in 2013. Since then she has written three further novels, and counting.