Monthly Archives: September 2015

Leeds Author Signing Spotlight Interviews: Scarlett Flame

Another great Leeds author interview! thank you

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❥¸.•´*¨`*•✿ LEEDS ANNOUNCEMENT ❥¸.•´*¨`*•✿

We would like to welcome Charlotte E Hart to the Leeds signing!

 

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Charlotte is an erotic romance author living in the heart of the Shropshire countryside in Great Britain with her partner and daughter. She’s lived all across the United Kingdom due to her previous employment as an Event manager but finally settled in a small town that still reeks of old school England. She graduated from college with a degree in Business and her Horse Riding Instructors Qualification which eventually led her into the very bizarre world of outdoor pursuit’s event management where she trained to instruct all sorts of equipment. Some of which included crossbows, shotguns, quad bikes, 4×4 driving and archery, she’s not entirely sure how any of it happened but knows that she adored every minute.
Her love of reading started in college but the call to writing came much later in life after the birth of her daughter when she finally had the chance to put pen to paper for the first time. Writing has become a revolution for the soul and she cherishes every second that she’s sitting at the laptop and tapping her way into a new character.
When not writing she enjoys socialising with close friends and travelling to all the major cities across the globe, travel has always been a constant companion to reading throughout her life and only increases her thirst for stimulation.
With the release of her novel Seeing White, the first part of the White Trilogy, she intends to spend the next year enjoying every element of being a published author and learning as much as she can. She also very much looks forward to hopefully meeting some fans at some point.

 

Here are some of Charlottes links to peek at …

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9863205.Charlotte_E_Hart?from_search=true&search_version=service

https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteEHart.author/timeline

 

 

We are so thrilled  she will be joining us in Leeds next year.

Sure you will all give her a warm family welcome

xxx

Come and meet and our 65 fabulous authors signing at Leeds

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We would like to welcome Nikki Groom  to the Leeds signing!

 

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Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.
In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.
She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.
Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.
Her debut novel is ‘Holding Aces’ which will was released late Spring 2014.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authornikkigroom

Twitter: @nikkigroom4

Email: nikkigroom.author@gmail.com

Booktropolous Social: http://booktropoloussocial.com/index….

 

 

We are so pleased she will be joining us in Leeds next year.

Sure you will all give her a warm family welcome

xxx

Come and meet and our 64 fabulous authors signing at Leeds

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‪#‎PYB‬ Wordy Warriors

Hourglass events are so happy to share this with you all and thank you to Lisa Fulham for you you have done on this fabulous campaign!
Some of our Leeds authors have been in supporting this campaign and we would like to share it with you all……
This year is the third annual Protect Your Breasts event and they have done something they have never done before, they gathered twenty seven writers and created Framed; a book containing twenty seven different stories one thousand words each in length.

The stories were all inspired by one picture.
Beautiful girl travelling through the magical portal – fantasy tale

Beautiful girl travelling through the magical portal - fantasy tale

Beautiful girl travelling through the magical portal – fantasy tale

The book will be available from the 9th of October until the 8th of November, but you won’t be able to buy the book from an online store. We wanted to make sure Cancer Research (the charity we are fundraising for) would get as much of the money as possible.
The only way you can get hold of this book is through donations made on the PYB Just Giving page and you will receive the book as a thank you gift. Donations can be as big or small as you can spare and there is no minimum donation requirement.
Short blurb for the book:
Framed is a collection of twenty seven stories, one thousand words in length, each written by one of twenty seven writers, collectively known as the ‪#‎PYB‬ Wordy Warriors. The compilation is intended to raise money for Cancer Research, in support of the Protect Your Breasts online movement dedicated to awareness and early detection of breast cancer.
All the tales in this anthology are inspired by the same picture. Every story is different, every writer’s way with words unique, but they stand united for the cause. Fear, love, pain and freedom; you’ll find it all in this book, on a heart-breaking and uplifting journey through beautiful prose.

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This compilation is a thank you gift for donations made through the #PYB Just Giving page. The team of Wordy Warriors and the team at #PYB want to say a huge thank you for all your support and we hope you enjoy this collection.
All links for the Just Giving page and the registration for the book will be available in the coming weeks so please keep checking back for up-to-date information.
Here is the list of writers who make up the #PYB Wordy Warriors
James Lee Hard
Merlot Bookbinder
Victoria L James ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Tracie Podger ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
H A Robinson
L J Stock
Lisa S Robinson ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Hemmie Martin
Charlotte E Hart
Amelia J Hunter ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Grace Harper ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Eleanor Lloyd-Jones
Lisa Fulham ~ ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Sarah Michelle Lynch ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
David E Gordon
K L Shandwick ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Andie M Long ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
A S Wilkins ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Cameron Lincoln ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
P J Bayliss ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Rachel De Lune
T L Swan
Zoey Hart
Ava Manello ~ LEEDS AUTHOR
Emma Scott
Callen Wright
Paige Thomas

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Please follow the blog and page to keep up to date
https://protectyourbreasts.wordpress.com/…/pyb-big-announc…/
https://www.facebook.com/ProtectYourBreasts?fref=ts
Together let’s make C stand for Clear, not Cancer

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☆¸.•*¨*★ Leeds uk Author signing event 2016 ☆¸.•*¨*★

TICKETS
For the ‪#‎LeedsAuthorEvent2016‬ are out now.

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AM ticket
PM ticket
All day ticket
Masquerade ball ticket

All on sale now.

Saturday 5th March 2016 10am – 5 pm
At the Leeds Marriott Hotel UK

Over 60 amazing authors in one venue and a Charity Masquerade ball in the evening… You don’t want to miss this event!

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We would like to welcome A Meredith Walters to the Leeds signing!

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romances including the Bad Rep, Find You in the Dark, Reclaiming the Sand, and Twisted Love series.Writer of romance and dark, twisty stuff.

30 something, married with kid, loves being surrounded by positive and supportive people. When not writing, is strangly addicted to cooking shows (particularly since I burn water :-)) and anything paranormal…long time fan of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, Dark Shadows…you name it!


We are so pleased she will be joining us in Leeds next year.

Sure you will all give her a warm family welcome

xxx

Here are some  of A Meredith’s links to peek at 🙂

https://www.goodreads.com/AMeredithWalters

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1CkvffQ

Twitter: @AuthorAMWalters

Instagram: a.meredith.walters

Website: http://www.ameredithwalters.com

Come and meet and our 63 fabulous authors signing at Leeds

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We would like to welcome Glenn Haigh to the Leeds signing!

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Glenn Haigh first began writing stories inside of his own head during his after school paper round. It wasn’t long before they found their way to paper.

Glenn lives in Leeds where he was born in 1978.

As a teenager he struggled at school with undiagnosed learning difficulties that led to him to be perceived as being unable and unwilling to learn. Adding to his struggles was the fact he was ‘different’ to other boys. In 1994 he left school with four below par GCSEs.

Three years later, having refused to give up on himself, he had achieved the qualifications needed for him to go to university where he gained a 2:1 degree. For five years after this he enjoyed losing himself in the tourism industry spending much of this time overseas.

In 2006 he qualified as a secondary school teacher and has been teaching ever since. he’s immensely proud to have been able to help many young people secure places at university- some that in his day would have been considered of non-university caliber just like him.

His favourite thing to do is hang out with his  niece Abigail who takes up most of is school holiday time. Abigail also provided all of the inspiration for the character Freya in ‘The Memory Tourist’- his debut novel.

We are so pleased he will be joining us in Leeds next year.

Sure you will all give her a warm family welcome

xxx

Here are some of Glenn’s links to peek at 🙂

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Glenn-Haigh/e/B00J72FT8A/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1442748802&sr=1-1
https://www.facebook.com/Glenn-Haigh-Author-1475554612772216/timeline/
@GlennHaigh

 

 

Come and meet and our 62 fabulous authors signing at Leeds

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Leeds Author Signing Spotlight Interviews: L Chapman

Brillant interview again, loved L. Chapman’s motto: Believe in everything you do.

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Leeds Author Signing Spotlight Interviews: Paula Radell

Thank you both for yet another great Leeds author interview 🙂

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Our Interview with Tracie Podger :)

Tracie  usually does Blogger or Author Spotlights, but she wanted to know a little more about us ladies at Hourglass Events, Jo & Rachel.

We organised the first signing Tracie attended in Peterborough earlier this year and she will be joining us at the next two we have planned….

Tracie

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Jo and Rachel

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Part 1.
TJP: Thank you ladies, for agreeing to be interviewed.
HG: Thank you so much for asking us to join you.,
TJP: Let’s start with you telling the readers a little about yourselves.
HG: We are two very good friends who met over 7 years ago when our daughters started school. Within the school, we both joined the school parents committee and soon became very involved in all the events… This was the start of it all, we knew we could organise and host events on a bigger and much more professional level….. And that’s what we did, Hourglass was born 🙂
TJP: How did you come up with the name ‘Hourglass’?
HG: We had a few ideas for a name to start with but Hourglass seems the right one for us. Time is a big factor in people lives, we spend the time organising the events allowing the clients to take that step back. Shape of a wine glass and a ladies figure all very apt for us.
TJP: I had the pleasure of joining you at your first author signing event in Peterborough earlier this year. Can you tell us what prompted the decision to organise a signing?
HG: Rachel co-owns Orchard Book Club she was in touch with lots of different authors and thought that this was a challenge we could do together and with Jo being uber organised just knew we could put on a successful event that would be the start of many.
TJP: How easy/hard/*insert emotion* was it to organise the event? What was the hardest challenge to overcome?
HG: It was definitely a challenge, with notebooks for Rachel and spreadsheets for Jo, but we are both very organised in our own ways and have different strengths which helped to make the event a success. Hard thing….. the end of the night, just didn’t want to end the day.
TJP: It was wonderful to see your partners at the evening party – they clearly support you both. How much of your time do you spend on Hourglass and what affect has that had on your lives?
HG: Bless them, we have great support at home. We spend a good proportion of our lives on Hourglass now, we try very hard to respond to everyone within a couple of hours via social media and emails. It has meant we are now incredibly busy but it’s had a very positive affect on our lives.
TJP: Leeds 2016 is the next signing Hourglass are organising, was there a reason for choosing this destination?
HG: At the Peterborough Event we left books out for people to leave their comments and views. One of the most common comments was a request for a large event to be in the north of the UK and with Leeds having a close airport and good rail links  it was a good and easy place for readers to get to.
TJP: What can readers and authors expect from Leeds?
HG : A fantastic event ! Leeds has over 60 authors from all genres and coming from all over the world. We pride ourselves on creating a friendly and fun atmosphere with all the little personal touches you would expect from us!

 Part 2.

TJP: What can we expect after Leeds from Hourglass?
HG: We have “The Darker Side Of Fiction” signing planned for 2017 in Peterborough! This signing will be focusing of the Horror, thriller, crime, paranormal and fantasy genres. Something a bit different, but we feel it’s time to bring more of these authors in to the limelight.
2018…well let’s say …. We have plans and wheels in motions 😉
And now for some slightly more probing but hopefully humorous and tongue in cheek questions…
TJP: Did you fall out, even slightly, over the plans for your signings *insert a wink here*?
HG: Sorry but we haven’t fallen out about any of the details! We work very well together, our views can be different but once we have thrown ideas around we are always agreed on the direction we should go.
TJP: Of all the authors you have met or are yet to meet, and assuming you were not married to your wonderful partners, who would you – Kiss, Marry, Hug, Want as a BF?
HG:
Kiss: defo after a few gins going to kiss Sarah Elizabeth!
Marry: Lisa fulham tho Cameron might not like that!
Hug: has to be you, Tracie x
Want as a BF: Jo lol Rachel lol
TJP: Have you any desire to write yourselves and if so, what genre?
HG: Jo would definitely try a thriller, she loves a murder! Rachel would have to be a dark and naughty book *grins*
TJP: You are to arrange a dinner party – list five people, past or present, that you would love to invite and why?
Jo:
1 J k Rowling just like to sit and have a coffee with her.
2 Brad pit, from my teenage years fantasies!
3 Ricky Willson Kaiser chiefs, love his voice!
4 Lee childs he would be such an interesting person to talk to.
5 Agatha Christie, I read all her books and would love to get inside her mind.
Rachel:
1 Tom hanks, just think he would have so much to talk about and love all his work.
2 Freya North, massive fan of her books and would like to ask her a million questions.
3 David Gandy, just because he is pretty to look at!
4 Brandon Flowers from the Killers, so he could sing to me 🙂
5 Vidal Sassoon, Creative genius.

Part 3 sees a little cheekiness 😉 What did Jo & Rachel think of my quick fire round…
TJP: Favourite drink? Gin for both of us.
TJP: Favourite food? Curry for Jo, Cheese and dip for Rachel
TJP: Favourite holiday destination?
Jo: New York
Rachel: Thailand
TJP: Favourite colour?
Jo: Red
Rachel Red ….Hence the Red Hourglass 🙂
Back to the sensible stuff…
TJP: Where do you see yourselves in five years time?
HG: We see ourselves working full time as Hourglass, in a cosy office in the city (Peterborough) and having lots of plans and events in place with massive smiles on our faces every day.
TJP: Would you consider organising a signing abroad?
HG: Yes! We are always open to new ideas and venues.
TJP: Give us all the links you wish for readers to know about and follow with regard to Hourglass’ amazing events?
We can be found on most of the social media sites now but here are a few links:
Leeds facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leeds-Author-Event-2016/640824189355594
The Darker side facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Darker-Side-Of-Fiction/879119735481907
hourglassevents@yahoo.co.uk
https://hourglassevents.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/Hourglasseventsuk
Twitter @JoRaHourglass
https://www.tsu.co/HourglassEvents
uk.linkedin.com/pub/hourglass-events/a1/671/3ba/
Web site still under construction…….
http://www.hourglassevents.org
Thank you, ladies for your wonderful answers to my probing questions, it was a delight to get to know you a little better and I look forward to meeting you again in ‪#‎LeedsAuthorevent2016‬

Thank you Traice for taking the time to interview us, it was a lot of fun that night answering all the questions.

Please pop over and see the post Tacie did for us over on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TraciePodgerAuthor?fref=ts

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