Thursday, 26 July 2018

Welcome ... Toni Bunnell

I'm delighted to welcome Toni Bunnell onto my Blog today.

Toni Bunnell is a musician, a wildlife biologist, a broadcaster and a writer of songs and stories. Toni lives in York, has run York hedgehog rescue centre for 28 years and has written two books about hedgehogs: The Disappearing Hedgehog and Rescuing the Disappearing Hedgehog. 

Toni has also written a non-fiction book on Music Therapy, published by M&K Update, as well as several works of fiction. She lectured at Hull University for over sixteen years and has appeared on television many times, including on Love Your Garden, Countryfile, and in June 2015, The One Show. 

Her passion for writing developed following the loss of a close friend and resulted in a book of poems: A Life Well Lived. 

Her most recent works focus on the gothic and supernatural. The Nameless Children is Part 1 of The Soil Chronicles and is followed by the sequel: The Dead Space. 

For more information about Toni and her books visit her website:  or her author page on Amazon by clicking on the links.  Toni is a member of Promoting Yorkshire Authors

Saturday, 21 July 2018

7 Days to Go!

The 3rd UK Indie Lit Festival takes place at the Kala Sangam, St Peter's House, Forster Square in Bradford on the 28th July.  Have you got your ticket yet?  And, if not, why not?

With over 30, yes THIRTY attending authors representing a mixture of genres and poetry there is something for everyone to enjoy.  There is also an International table with some amazing books from across the Globe, and several will be joining us via video link in the international hub.   Not only will there be signed books to purchase, but there are readings and workshops.

The Tombe Dance Group will also be performing at the Festival, so don't delay pop over to Eventbrite and download your ticket now.

So if you've dreamed at writing poetry or a novel, come along and chat to our authors who I am sure will be happily to offer advice on how to get started.   I look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Summer is ...

Writing conference and Book festival Season!

I enjoy visiting book festivals and taking part in writing conferences, but I must confess, my enjoyment diminishes somewhat when it is this hot!  I am not a hot house flower, but someone who prefers the cooler weather of autumn and I have no objection to crisp frosty mornings either!

I am delighted to be one of thirty attending authors at the 3rd UK Indie Lit Festival, once again being held in the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford.

The event takes place on the 28th July from 10.00 to 5pm. No matter what your reading preference, there is something for everyone including an International hub with USA best selling author Kendare Blake and DL Gallie from Australia, appearing via video link.

There are workshops, readings and a Prize Draw. Best of all, it's a free event, although you do need a ticket available from Eventbrite or the UK Indie Lit Festival website.

On the 12th August you'll find me on the Sheffield Authors stand at the South Yorkshire Festival being held at Wortley Hall, nr Sheffield.  This promises to be a fun day out for all the family with craft, garden and book stalls.  There's even free donkey rides and face painting to keep the child entertained.  Once again, this is a Free event, but there is a small charge for parking, which is limited, so be sure to get there early!

If you live near Bradford, Sheffield or Barnsley, do come along and say hello.  You may just find that elusive Christmas present for someone with the most discerning taste!