Forthcoming Event UK Indie Lit Fest 2017
This event will take place in Central Bradford West Yorkshire
FREE ENTRY to Readers & Book Lovers
Tables are being snapped up fast with Indie Author & Poets paying just £20 for a full table or £10 for a half table
To find out more visit the website HERE
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Click on the slide show to check out some of the participating writers
West Midlands Valentine’s Book Signing & 1940’s Ball
A fun event, we met lots of wonderful new authors and old friends.
Both I and Maria Gibbs attended as ‘Roses & Dreams’
The Event was held HERE Saturday 4th February 2017
Casey’s Venues, Cordingley Hall, Telford, TF2 8JS
Celebrate Christmas with Roses and Dreams
Visit Facebook on Sunday 18th December 2016 for the 2nd Online Christmas Party
Click HERE to visit the page
Check in daily to meet new authors and see books that span all genre.
When it comes to Party Time there will be fun, games and giveaways
Miss it, and miss out.
About Roses & Dreams
A collaboration between two authors who met on Social Media sharing a love of reading and writing. Both starting out writing short stories. Rose English (Roses naturally) and Maria Gibbs (Dreams). The ladies joined forces to share a table for their first book signing event ‘UK Indie Lit Fest 2016’ in Bradford. They sold very few books but made a great many new author friends.
Meet Maria Gibbs
In her own words.
I think I was about eight years old when I knew I wanted to be an author. I would tap away on an old typewriter; I was excited beyond belief when I got a new one for a birthday. I devoured books, head continually buried inside. Enid Blyton at that time was the most inspiring of authors as she took me away from my world and placed me into the ones she’d created. (The authors, that inspire me now can be found in the main menu bar.)
I wrote whenever I could, at school in break-time and any creative writing tasks in English were my personal Utopia. I even used to read my stories aloud to whoever would listen. I discovered that I too could create worlds to escape to of my own making. That was a powerful discovery, a drug, an addiction to which I have no intention of curing at rehab!
Life got in the way as it inevitably does. I have a son who has a learning disability and very complex behavioural needs. For many years, he had to be my main focus. Eventually, I was able to start thinking about writing again, and I threw myself into it with a vengeance.
“As Dream Are Made on” is the first short story I have in the public domain, followed up by “A Lifetime or a Season” and then “The Storm Creature.” which is not only available on its own but as part of an anthology. I do, however, have a number of short stories, novellas and novels in the pipeline at varying stages of completion that I am very excited about. I hope to be able to publish them soon. I hope you will read and enjoy doing as much as I have enjoyed writing them.
The actual act of writing is a very solitary experience, but there is nothing more satisfying than when you have poured every part of yourself into your writing, and you are left drained, but euphoric. I will never forget the look on the face of an overly confident, good-looking guy I met on holiday. I was in the middle of a really good writing session, the words were flowing faster than my pen could write, I was desperate to get it all down on paper before it was lost. He interrupted that flow as he sought to engage me with his rather cheesy chat up lines. It was inevitable…I chose my writing over him. What can I say other than the urge to write is strong and I am but a willing slave.
To find out more about Maria visit her web page click HERE
Another BookLaunch page
Welcome to Seasonal, Sweet, and Suspenseful, a collection of holiday, romance, and mystery short stories from writers across the world. These shorts each offer a distinct experience and create a powerful emotion, whether it is nostalgia, passion, hope, or fear. The voice of each writer is distinct and unique, creating a mosaic of stories united in themes but varying in styles. It is our hope that you enjoy this anthology and find something within it that speaks to you.
I have been blessed to have had my little short story published in this anthology
‘The Magic of Grandfather Christmas’
But it’s worth checking out some of the remarkable authors of the other short stories
Happy Reading 🙂
Finally I managed to create my first YouTube Book Trailer hope you like it.
Click the link below
OK so the last attempt didn’ t go so well, now let me see if I can get it right this time.