Saturday, 30 April 2016

ACW Writers Rock

ACW writers could fill pages full of news especially in April. This means two blogs this month have been given over to telling the world about recent announcements.

Claire Weiner

  Clare (in her identity as Mari Howard) and Lynne Pardoe (Davidson) have just been reading her work and participating in panel discussions on writing contemporary fiction and poetry at the second Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival. The Festival venue, a small, Cotswold village in South Gloucestershire is the perfect place for a ‘inclusive, friendly’ Festival of books and reading, and takes place on the nearest weekend to Shakespeare’s birthday. This year’s was an all-day event with readings, panel discussions, children’s activities, storytelling, and the pop-up cafe ‘Alice’s Wonderland Cafe’ serving tea/coffee/cakes/jam tarts/soup and featuring a bookstall with work by participating authors. Most popular featured discussion was the one on ‘Writing from or about disability and differences’. The Festival closed with Prospero’s speech ‘Our revels now are ended …'

Claire Musters

Claire just submitted a book on Self Acceptance to CWR, as part of their Insight Guides. This was co-written with Chris Ledger and will be released in October.

Paul Trembling

Paul has recently signed a contract with Lion Hudson for his latest novel. 'Local Poet' starts of with a fatal RTC (Road Traffic Collision), but as the story progresses it becomes clear that there is a whole lot more going on! There's drugs, there's mystery, there's a touch of romance - and even some actual poetry...

Paul has independently published several books, but this is his first opportunity to work with a publisher, 'Local Poet' should be coming out in October.

Wendy H. Jones

Wendy released Killer's Cut, the fourth book in her DI Shona Mckenzie Mysteries on 17th April. This was launched in Waterstones, Dundee, with some wine, food and a great deal of laughter. 

Wendy has also signed a contract with Books to Treasure to write a series of Mysteries for Young Adults. Called the Fergus and Flora Mysteries, the first book, The Dagger's Curse, will be launched at Waterstones, Dundee on 10th September, 2016.

Heather Flack

Heather Flack has been undertaking a series of talks about her book Ironside. Her latest was in Somerset where Edward Ironside fought his first battle. 

As you can see there is a lot going on in members lives. We love celebrating successes and encouraging writers. If you are a writer, budding writer and a Christian, and not yet a member of ACW you can find out more here Association of Christian Writers We would love to be able to celebrate your good news in the future. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for gathering up all the news, Wendy! And of course I should add that Lynne andI read from OUR books - not 'her' books - which implied that it was only mine which she and I read from! (My typing error) . Lynne's book "Please Adopt me' is great and I recommend it if you like tales with a happy ending, set in the world of social work.