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August News at SilverWood Books

Published: 8 Sep 2021

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This month in SilverWood's Book Writing Club

Get Clear On Your Book Idea with Becky Walsh

Writing a book is a fantastic gift that has great benefits for you too. A clear mind leads to becoming an inspired writer. This masterclass will leave you with the skills to focus and write the book you've always dreamed about. Book your ticket here.

New Articles

Engage More Readers on Social Media

When you’re first starting out as an author, there are many social media platforms to consider. To manage your time effectively, you’ll need to choose which ones to focus on. Start by identifying your audience and where they hang out. Also consider your time, your skills and your motives for building a community. Read the full article on our Learning Zone.

In Author News

Following the publication of her first novel Tabitha Goes East, Kim Whatmore featured in the Andover Advertiser to share her story.

Bowhill House were delighted to host the launch of new children's book, Sir Walter Scott and the Magical Well by local author Fiona Boyd this month. The book features two Bowhill residents, Dandie Dinmont terriers Bowhill Lucy and Clementine, on a magical adventure.

'Retired businessman has published his first novel at the age of 82'. Bill Matthews featured in his local paper The Cambridge Independent this month, see more here.

In September, author Lin Treadgold will hold an event and book signing at the Tourist Information Centre, Porthcressa, Isles of Scilly. Lin will talk about writing her two novels (Goodbye Henrietta Street and The Tanglewood Affair).

SilverWood author Gillian Morton featured in Portsmouth’s The News, and she will appear at Portsmouth Bookfest next February to promote her latest novel Kissed to Death.

Win a luxury stay in Corfu courtesy of Little Blue Door author Francesca Catlow! All the details are on her website

Finding Ruby by JA Higgins is now available in Fordingbridge Independent Bookshop.

Sarah LeFanu featured on the most recent podcast in the Royal Literary Fund’s Showcase series. She discusses the relationship between biographers and their subjects, how that has changed over the years, the question of how biographers name or refer to their subjects and various related matters. Listen here.

Award-winning novel Medusa by Rosie Hewlett has been featured in a review on Publishers Weekly this month.

Additionally, Rosie Hewlett has achieved a Silver award from Readers Favorite in the Mythology category.

We're delighted to hear that JA Higgins is a finalist in the 2021 Page Turner Award for her book Finding Ruby. Good luck in the next round!

Hot Off the Press

6th Aug - Sir Walter Scott and the Magical Well by Fiona Boyd. Delve into Tafren’s spellbinding world, featuring tricks, transformations, amulets, aristocracy and Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s greatest literary masters.

8th Aug - Tabitha Goes East by Kim Whatmore is a romantic fable about a group of animals who go on holiday to India with a man to guide them. This book tells the story what happens next.

11th Aug - Kissed To Death by Gillian Morton. Five minutes is all it takes. Five minutes of violence in the wartime blackout. Five minutes that cast a very long shadow.

25 Aug - One Life, Two Worlds by Philip Nourse. From Windsor Castle to Hong Kong. This is Philip Nourse's well-illustrated memoir recounting the richness of a privileged upbringing.

30th Aug - Painting Britain Blue by Jamie Parker. This timely and thought-provoking book explores the reasons for the Conservative Party’s long term electoral success and Labour’s difficulties in winning and holding power.

Coming Soon...

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

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J A Higgins