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November News at SilverWood

Published: 3 Dec 2020  - updated: 7 Jan 2021

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SilverWood Book Writing Club

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a new group, the SilverWood Book Writing Club. The launch event will be held on 10 December at 7-8pm, which kicks off with Tom Henry, renowned ghostwriter, as well as regular guidance and support from Publishing Director Helen Hart, and Head of Marketing Debra Penrice.

SilverWood Book Writing Club will be a monthly event to help you finish that book and answer your questions about book publishing and marketing too. Spaces are limited, so find more information and book your ticket here.

New Articles

How to Write the Perfect Author Biography

As you can probably appreciate author biographies can vary. Some authors write something short, while others go into a lot of detail, especially if they have a writing career and other books to talk about. At SilverWood, we understand this is easier said than done so here are our top tips and examples for writing the perfect author biography for your book. Read the full article here.

In Author News:


Fiona Graph has been on tour this month with her new book, Things That Bounded, with Anne Cater’s blog tour. The tour was from 17-25 November and kicked off with this interview on Anne’s blog. Read what reviewers are saying: "a powerful work of historical fiction which has much to say about love, risk and the values of the truth" - Northern Reader book blog. Follow the author on Twitter @fiona_graph.

Roland Chesters is also touring Ripples from the Edge of Life with Random Things Tours from 1 Dec. Ripples is his account of a life-changing diagnosis. Follow the author on Twitter @FromRipples. An early review: "a book which is written with great honesty and bravery" - Over The Rainbow Book Blog.

Lily Clarke held a mini blog blitz from 26-30 November for her newly-published children’s book, Hector’s Perfect Cake. Follow her Twitter (@LilyClarkex) for reviews and more. Here’s what one reviewer had to say: "I loved Hector’s Perfect Cake. It is everything a children’s story should be and I recommend it unreservedly." - Linda’s Book Bag

Multi-genre author Pauline Tait has been writing for the Perthshire Advertiser, blogging about the experience of moving to a new home. She’s writing regular updates, which you can also follow on her website.

Tina M Edwards, author of The Secret of Creek Cottage, has written a pertinent blog on bookshops, social media, and the power of reviews. You can read it on her website here. The book is also now available for lending in five North Somerset libraries and seven in Cornwall.

We were pleased to hear Lauren Malone on BBC Radio Bristol this month! She went on Steve Yabsley’s show on 15th November to talking about her book, The Expecting Entrepreneur. Listen to her interview here, about 25 minutes in.


Tagai Tarutin’s epic medieval fantasy, Hellalyle and Hildebrand, was featured on Pump Up Your Book’s Book Blast. Read about it here!

There was also a review in New Navy News for F.A. Beedie’s book, Acting Able Seaman - Hostilities Only. Read it on p.39 of the online edition here.


The virtual book launch for Nadia Ragozhina’s moving family portrait, Worlds Apart, took place on 24 November. Co-hosted by BBC presenter Babita Sharma, Nadia held a Q+A and discussed her writing and research progress into this fascinating family history. She shared images from family albums and members of Nadia’s family also attended.

Bookshop Promotion

Young SilverWood author, Will Hamilton-Davies, has been celebrating the success of his debut children’s title, The Shrew with the Flu. Having crowdfunded and published the book independently, Will is now being stocked at The Arnolfini Gallery, Better Food, Stanfords, Storysmith, Noahs Ark Farm & Zoo, The Snug Bookshop, Banksia Gifts and Flowers, New Manor Farm Shop and more.

Every Sunday Will has posted on his Instagram celebrating a stockist of the sustainably printed, environmentally themed children’s story. Follow Will on Instagram here.

Hot Off the Press

2 November - Faye Cornhill published I Do: How to say YES to running a successful and profitable wedding business. Whether you’re a wedding photographer, florist, cake designer or indeed anyone whose customers are engaged couples, 'I Do' will help you understand the exact steps you need to take to set your wedding business on a profitable path, and keep it moving forward.

12 November - Hector’s Perfect Cake by Lily Clarke. Hector is baking a cake for his Granny and he's determined that it's going to be perfect. Gorgeously illustrated by the author, this very sweet story was published on 12 November.

20 November - Worlds Apart is a rare portrayal of the tumultuous events of twentieth century Europe, seen through the eyes of six women who fought for the survival and happiness of their families. By author Nadia Ragozhina. Twitter: @NadiaRagozhina

30 November - A heartwarming true story of how Villain, a cuddly German Shepherd puppy, grew into an award-winning police dog. Jenny Martin's book, One Dog and His Cop, was published on this day.

Coming Soon...

See what books are coming up for publication in our Coming Soon section...

Also look out for our new Learning Zone series focusing on business books!

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