Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tamworth Literary Festival
Romancing the Word Event

I am so pleased and excited to announce that I will be attending the Tamworth Literary Festival Romancing the Word Event on Saturday June 11th 2016. The event is organised by Tina Williams of A Readers Review Blog. 
Please give this great blog a like
This lovely lady has been blogging about all things books for the last three years and personally invited me to be a part of this great event.
I was immediately delighted and jumped at the chance.
Tina has been part of The Tamworth Literary Festival for the last 9 months (a charity) and has been working her socks off to bring us book themed events in this small town.
The Meet the Authors and Book Signing event, will take place in the centre of Tamworth between 10.30am and 3pm in the Library. This is FREE for anyone attending.
On the very same day in St George’s Chapel, St Editha’s Church (adjacent to the library) there will be author talks and a workshop.  Tickets are £3 for each talk or you can buy an all day ticket for just £8
You can buy tickets by emailing - they're also available to buy from The Tamworth Information Centre by calling  
01827 709581

I will be there with all my books, but only a limited amount will be taken, so if you want to pre-order, do that HERE

If you would like to know more about me and my babies, feel free to check out my website or my Facebook page

There are other events in the pipeline, organised by TamLitFest, so for further information about these events, please keep an eye on this blog, sign up for our newsletter or get email alerts to new blog posts.
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Hope to see you there....

Full days schedule and line up

Romancing the Word
Author Talks, Readings, Workshop and Signings

Saturday June 11th 2016, St Editha’s Church, Tamworth and Tamworth Library
Celebrate the wonderful world of romance with a selection of authors handpicked by Tamworth LitFest. Includes author talks and readings, a workshop and an informal meet the author event where you can have a chat and if you wish, purchase signed books.
Entrance to the Meet the Author/Signing is FREE. The author talks, readings and workshop are priced at £3 each, or you can choose to pay £8 for the whole day.
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Meet the Authors/SigningsTamworth library

10.30 am -12.00 pm
Workshop - How to Write a Great Romance, with Helena Fairfax: The role of conflict in fiction, and at how to create that vital romantic tension in a romance novel to keep the reader glued to the page. St George’s Chapel, St Editha’s

12.00 am – 12.10pm

12.10 pm – 1.25 pm
Meet the Author talk and signing with Julia Ibbotson, author of the Drumbeats trilogy and A Shape on the Air (a Dark Ages time slip romance). St George’s Chapel, St Editha’s

1.25 pm -2.10 pm

LUNCH BREAK for those with an All Day Ticket ~ Remember to visit the Meet the Authors/Book Signings in Tamworth library

2.10 pm – 3.25 pm
Meet the Author talk and signing with Rosie Goodwin, bestselling author. St George’s Chapel, St Editha’s

3.00 pm
Close of Meet the Authors/Signings – Tamworth library

3.25 pm – 3.35 pm

3.35 pm – 4.50 pm
Author reading and signing by Gareth J Wood, 'The cold side of the pillow: Romance's ugly face.' St George’s Chapel, St Editha’s

4.50pm – 5.00 pm
Summing up and close
About the Authors
Please note: More information about the authors will be posted on our social media pages.
 Helena Fairfax is a contemporary romance author. Her first novel, The Silk Romance, was published after passing through the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme, where her reader taught her the importance of romantic conflict – a lesson she’s never forgotten. Helena’s latest romance, A Way from Heart to Heart, is set on the Yorkshire moors. Helena walks the moors every day with her rescue dog, finding this romantic landscape – and strangely, even the rain and mud - the perfect place to dream up her heroes and heroines. You can find Helena on Facebook (where she’s the only Helena Fairfax), on Twitter @helenafairfax, or on her blog at
Julia Ibbotson lives in the heart of England in a renovated Victorian rectory. She read English and Sociology at Keele University after a gap year in Ghana. She was a school teacher, before gaining her PhD and becoming a university lecturer. Apart from academic research texts, Julia has written a memoir, The Old Rectory: escape to a Country Kitchen (with recipes), a children’s book S.C.A.R.S, and her Drumbeats trilogy. She is currently completing a new novel, A Shape on the Air, a historical/romance time-slip story. Apart from reading, she loves travel, singing, swimming, yoga, Pilates, and walking.
Before becoming a writer Rosie Goodwin was a Placement Support Worker and foster carer, and worked in the social services department after completing a teacher training course. Rosie lives in Nuneaton, where many of her books are set, with her husband, Trevor, and their beloved dogs. Rosie is one of the top 250 most-borrowed library authors in the UK and loves meeting and hearing from her readers.
Gareth J Wood was born in Birmingham and, barring spells in Wales and the Far East, he's lived there ever since. He went to university in Birmingham and Lampeter, completing a degree in literature, after which he went over to Taipei with his partner, Claire, and tried teaching. Sadly it didn’t work out. He and Claire now share their home with two angry terriers. Gareth used to perform live, forming a collective called The Blue City Project. He has written many short stories and completed two full-length novels, The Malignant Man and The Master's Marionettes. He writes all the while and can often be seen riding on late-night buses grumbling into torn notepads.
Appearing at our Meet the Author/Signing Event at Tamworth Library 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
The following authors have signed up for the event. Visit our website and Facebook page to keep up to date with new additions: Lucy Felthouse (Erotic Romance), Lianne Cotton (Contemporary Romance), Pat Spence (Contemporary, Young Adult and Paranormal Romance), J A Heron (Romance, Erotic Romance), Laura Morgan (Dark Paranormal Romance), S.J. Warner (Romance, Poetry), Christina Smee (Historical), Katherine Swartz (Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance), Carol E Wyer (Humour, Romantic Comedy), PLUS Tamworth Writers Group and more…

Remember, this part of the event is FREE, so come along to meet your favourite authors, try a new romance genre and above all HAVE FUN!

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