I’m delighted to share the news that I’ve been invited to judge the 2021 Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition. The competition is now open and accepting short stories on any theme of up to 2,500 words. The closing date for entries is 5pm […]
If you’re anywhere near Wellington Library (Shropshire) on Saturday 26th October, between 10am and 2pm, then pop in and say, “Hello!” I, along with another 20 or so authors, will be there selling our books (it’s the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping … […]
If you’re near Wellington, Shropshire tomorrow, between 10am and 2pm, then pop into the fantastic library there and come and meet a few authors.
Fancy meeting an author, or two, … or three, … or nineteen? I, along with another 18 authors, will be at Telford’s Southwater Library between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 27th April 2019. What better place to meet authors than in a library? There’ll be […]
A couple of weeks ago (I’ve been away and this has been my first opportunity to post something!) I was invited by the Shropshire Federation of WI to run a creative writing workshop for a day, where some of their members could stretch their creative […]
I’ve just updated my Business of Writing website with details of the upcoming residential courses for writers I’ve been invited to run during the rest of 2017, and in the early part of 2018.
It’s Meet the Author day at Wellington (Shropshire) Library this Saturday. Come along and say hello. And you never know, you might find that perfect Christmas present for someone! (Eek! The C word. Sorry!)
Courses available from relax and Write at The Hayes in Derbyshire, including my own, Write A Non-Fiction Bestseller. Still places available.
Details of the Leominster Festival Workshops and other events for writers can be found on this booking form: Events for Writers and Booklovers
Further details of Leominster’s Festival have been released, along with information about workshops for writers. On Saturday 6th June there are three workshops for writers, of which I’m running two: Writers: – Come and meet the authors and take part in the writers’ workshops. Booking […]
Well, I’ve just got back from tutoring at the annual Writers’ Holiday event, which this year moved to Fishguard (from it’s previous home at Caerleon). The weather was absolutely glorious, which, apparently, is always the case at Fishguard 😉 …
As part of the Wellington Literary Festival (that’s Wellington in Shropshire), I shall be appearing at Wellington Library on Saturday 25th October …
Members of the Stretton Probus Group preparing to hear my talk!
My thanks go to Kate, Carol, Julie, Avis and Barry who all got into the spirit during my weekend course at The Gleanings, last weekend. On Saturday, the weather was absolutely glorious, with the view stretching across the Shropshire countryside to the Devil’s Chair on the […]
Next month is the Wellington Literary Festival, and every Saturday (actually, beginning on 29th September) throughout October, a different group of local writers will be in the new Wellington Library selling their books. I shall be there on Saturday 6th October. (See below for a […]
I’m just back from running my Seven Steps to Publication Success course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on behalf of the Malaga ‘Relax and Write’ workshops, where I had a fab group of students. In fact, one said she couldn’t remember the last time […]
I would like to thank the ladies of Eaton-under-Heywood & Hope Bowdler Women’s Institute for the warm welcome they gave me last night. They were the first Women’s Institute group I have spoken to and I hope I managed to entertain them with my talk, “Sandwiched […]
Burway Books owner, Ros Ephraim, shows Simon how not to order 50,000 copies of his latest book during Independent Booksellers Week. (Photo credit: Burway Books)
Tomorrow, Saturday 17th September, is the first Stafford Arts Festival, where there’ll be a group of authors (including me!) offering talks and signing copies of their own books. For more information, click here!
I’ve just got back from doing a talk to the Strettondale Probus Group, a great bunch of chaps who asked a lot of questions at the end, so I hope that means I entertained them well! They certainly entertained me well afterwards with a great […]
So, it appears that World Book Night is almost upon us. As an author, it is great to see an event that encourages people to read more books. Nicola Morgan’s excellent blog, ‘Help I Need A Publisher‘ raises an important point – that giving away […]
I’ve been invited to talk about writing for the magazine market at the Telford Writing Workshops, based at the Meeting Point House, Telford. The workshops, organised by Lynne Tildesley, take place on Tuesday evenings, and I’ve been invited to talk on Tuesday 8th March 2011. […]