Being Energised and Networking

DSCN3324[1]The first UK Indie Literacy Festival was all about being energized by readers and authors and networking with authors so that we can be mutually supportive in the future.

Meeting people, enjoying conversation and selling books to folks is not new to me of course, but it was the first time  that I’d been involved in something on this scale. It was also great to give a short talk, listen to others hold workshops, describe the background to their writing or give readings.

Micheal Wombat brought us to near tears by his short stories. He is a natural story teller and I look forward to reading Warren Peace!~ a cross between Watership Down and Micheal Harwood’s Duncton Woods maybe.

Felicity Snowden whetted our appetite for ghostly, historic happenings as she described the inspiration behind her novel When Dead Men Won’t Lie.

Other books I have on my shelf ready to read are The House on the Shore ~ a romantic thriller by Victoria Howard and Lost Love in Spring by Rose English ~ a book which combines a story, poetry and information about plants and their uses in past times, related to the story.

I was not able to go to all of the talks but those I went to were most enjoyable.

The wonderful thing about Indie fiction is that you can enjoy an eclectic mix of genre between the covers of a single novel. Delightfully refreshing!

 

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5 responses to “Being Energised and Networking

  1. Pingback: Author Diana Jackson at 2016 UK Indie Literacy Festival | eventispress

  2. Thank you for that comment – it’s lovely to stir emotions 🙂
    For me the best thing about LitFest was meeting other remarkable authors. I had a blast.

  3. It was a truly wonderful event, nice to meet so many wonderful people and make many new friends. I have a whole load of new reading material because of this event.

    I am currently reading ‘From Redundancy to Rejuvenation’ by the wonderful blog host Diana Jackson. I absolutely love it, a mix of fact and fantasy very cleverly interwoven. I shall be leaving a very positive review at the end of it.

    It was lovely to meet you Diana and hope to have the pleasure of your company at the next event. 🙂

    • A kindred spirit indeed 🙂 I’m just about to begin ‘Lost Love in Spring.’ I’m full of anticipation, made all the more delightful having met you in person. I’m so glad you are enjoying my last tome. I’m thinking of writing a short story to tell the end of my ‘journey’ and the outcomw of all my deliberations and letting go in FRTR. What do you think?
      Looking forward to meeting you at the next event too but getting in touch in the autumn 🙂

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