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Llandeilo Lit Fest – Come Along & Say Hello!

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The Bank Holiday at the end of April will soon be here, and with it comes a new & exciting event – Llandeilo Literature Festival!

Starting on Thursday, 27th April, there’ll be lots of events to enjoy – readings & book signings, and discussions, including an amazing session with Jasper Fforde, author of the ‘Thursday Next’ series, & Jodi Taylor.

Many of the events are free, but for those that are ticketed, booking in advance is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Find full details of the programme and how to book here: Events

The festival ends with events on Sunday 30th, and with so many wonderful places to eat and gorgeous independent shops to browse in Llandeilo, what could be a better way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend? If you love books – it’s the place to be!

Oh, and I’ll be doing a FREE session on Saturday, 29th @3pm in Eve’s Toyshop. Details here. I’ll be reading from my new book St David’s Day is Cancelled¬†and from my other books too. And I’ll be generally having fun and making a fool of myself with sound effects and silly hats! Bring the children / grandchildren along – or if you’re interested in writing for children yourself, drop by for the session and have a chat afterwards. I’m always happy to talk about writing!20140821_145759-MOTION

And along with lots of other local authors, I’ll have a table in Llandeilo’s Civic Hall during the day on Saturday, where I’ll be selling signed copies of my books. I’ll be very happy to chat about all aspects of writing & getting published in Wales, too. Doors open at 11am – so please come along and say hello!Cwmbran WHSmith

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The Wonderful World of Book Fairs

This year I discovered the wonderful world of book fairs. If you’ve never been to any, give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!The first was in Tenby, in a hall packed with local writers and book enthusiasts.

I spent the day chatting to people about writing and signing copies of my books – bliss! The Tenby Book Fair got me even more interested and I signed up for three others – the Carmarthen Book Fair (organised by Thompson Authors)wendy-book-fair

the Carmarthen Library Book fair (arranged by Catrin Simon of Carmarthen County Council)

and Llandeilo Xmas Book Fair (organised by Christoph Fischer).20161210_095835

I thoroughly enjoyed them all. I’ve met so many other writers – it’s been amazing to discover all the talent in our little corner of Wales. And it’s been wonderful to see how many people truly love reading and want to support local authors. I’ve already signed up for two book fairs next year – in Narberth in September, and before that Llandeilo Lit Fest in April. I’m hoping there’ll be a few more to sign up to in 2017 too!