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January News at SilverWood

Published: 30 Jan 2020  - updated: 26 Mar 2020

What’s New in the Learning Zone?

Arranging a Blog Tour to Promote Your Book

Arranging a blog tour means sending your ebook or printed copies out to bloggers, who will then read the book and write up their review on their blog. And if you’ve never heard of a blog tour for books, we’re here to help - we’ve interviewed Anne Cater of Random Things to tell you more about how to arrange a blog tour and the benefits.

Read Anne’s tips for organising a blog tour here

In Author News:

Before Christmas, Pauline Tait judged the school writing competition for pupils from McLean Primary School in Dunfermline. Pauline chose four winners, who were presented with a copy of her festive children’s book, The Fairy in the Kettle’s Christmas Wish. Read more about the event here.

We’re thrilled to announce that Roger Griffith, author of My American Odyssey, has been awarded an M.B.E. in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to diversity and to the arts. Read Roger’s fascinating thoughts on receiving this honour here and follow him on Twitter @rogerg44. Many congratulations from us all here!

Thomas Saunders, author of the upcoming Thoughts on Architecture, Myths and Management, was interviewed by Atelier-V to discuss his book. You can watch the whole interview on YouTube here.

Thoughts on Architecture, Myths and Management will be published on 2 March. You can read more about Thomas’ work and publications at

Eve Bonham, author of Dear Magpies, held a signing at WH Smith in Yeovil on 4 January. Keep up to date at her website here.

We were so pleased to hear that AB Gets His Wings was approved to join the RAFA Storybook Wings project, a wonderful initiative that aims to bring serving personnel home to their children at bedtime by recording stories. 

AB the bear also made friends with Maverick, the Realise charity bear, as part of Richard’s work with Realise and their important work to support literacy in the community. Keep it up, AB! 

Hot Off the Press

Published this month...

17 January: July 19: Today I Arrived in Kathmandu, Peter MacFarquhar’s book recalls a walking tour in the lofty and exhilarating region of Central Nepal.

A time capsule from a world that has now largely passed, July 19: Today I Arrived in Kathmandu recounts the author’s journey, interleaved with memories stirred by events along the trail, setting off trains of reminiscence and prompting the old dreams, the fancies, and the unlaid ghosts to take over.

31 January: Loss, love and longing, second time around. Chains of Gold by Caroline Mitchell is published.

Chains of Gold tells the story of Leni, who suffers a tragic loss and devastating betrayal and must find her way to happiness again. Does Leni have the resilience and strength of character to unite two fractured families?

Caroline will be holding a launch on 1 February at Waterstones in Clifton, Bristol: click here for more details! 

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