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We would like to welcome Natasha Preston to the Leeds signing!

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Natasha Preston was born in England and has lived in small towns and villages out in the countryside ever since.

Her husband, Joseph, is the most supportive person in her life. Without his love, help and patience she wouldn’t be where she is today. She is the proud mummy of two amazing little boys who are her whole world.

At school Natasha drifted through, achieving average grades. She fell into administration and receptionist jobs, thinking that she couldn’t really do anything else.

In 2010 she stumbled into writing completely by accident. She was searching the ‘app store’ and came across Wattpad, an amateur writing site. For the first few months she just read, but then decided to type some of the ideas she had floating around head head. Natasha is so glad she did because she absolutely loves writing.

Writing gave Natasha an escape, and Wattpad gave her the self-confidence she lacked.

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You can find Natasha here:

https://www.facebook.com/authornatashapreston/

http://www.natashapreston.com/

We are super excited Natasha is back  signing in Leeds and sure you will all give her a warm welcome x

Come and meet Natasha and our 50 fabulous authors signing at Leeds, its going to be a day and night to remember!

Tickets will be on sale March 2017

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We would like to welcome Matthew Drzymala to the Leeds signing!

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So, you’ve got this far and want to know more about me. Well, that’s lovely and I thank you muchly!

Well, I’ll tell you a bit about who I am and about my books.

My name is Matthew Drzymala and I am originally from Manchester, England. I grew up in the North of the city, building dens and having mud fights in the street with my brothers, Robert and Adam.

It’s true, it sounds like something from The Beano, but I can proudly say we once had a den in the garden with special codes to get inside.

My sister, Lisa, never joined us, no doubt she was sitting in her room listening to Madonna or taping the Top 40 off the radio.

I’ve grown up a lot since then even if I did once, accidentally, smack Adam in the face with a cricket bat. If you opt to stand in the back swing, you will pay the price.

I now live in Liverpool with my fiancée, Elaine. She’s my rock and my constant supporter.

I loved writing at school, once winning an award when I was 11 for the best class story, though the teacher said it was too violent, which I still refute to this day.

Then I stopped writing…
I don’t have a fantastical tale like a lot of writers, who seem to have written since they were technically still too young to hold a pen, but I found my way back in the end. I took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month) in 2011 before taking a Creative Writing course in 2012/13.

And I haven’t stopped since.

I mainly write comedy books, as seen in my series, The Bumpkinton Tales. They are humorous stories set in the rural village of Bumpkinton and they’re packed with a cast of quirky, colourful characters.

I’ve been asked a few times in interviews if any of my books are about me, to which I always say, Brainstorm. This is a darker story than my Bumpkinton releases and is centred around Clinical Psychologist, Michael Eriksson. Parts of that story happened in my life, mostly when I was in my late teens and early twenties, so it’s a personal story but it was one I loved writing.

Meeting writers, it’s not all about me…
Being an author is also about meeting other writers. To connect with those people just crazy enough to want to inhabit the strange world you live in too.

So, after months of searching for a writing group that was right for me, I decided to set one up myself. It’s called The Laid-back Writer’s Group and we meet one Sunday a month at Central Library in Liverpool. I’ve met some fantastic writers there and it’s a joy to listen to their work.

I’m also working towards my Diploma to become a Freelance Copywriter, a massively different skill to writing books and once it’s done I can really look at making writing my full-time job and my hobby.

So, that’s all there is to say about me for now. I’m sure I’ll update the more my writing progresses and I hope you will join me as I go.

See you in Leeds!

 

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You can find Matthew here: http://matthewdrzymala.com

https://www.facebook.com/mattdrzymalaauthor/

We are super excited Matthew will be signing in Leeds and sure you will all give him a warm welcome x

Come and meet Matthew and our 50 fabulous authors signing at Leeds, its going to be a day and night to remember!

Tickets will be on sale March 2017

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We would like to welcome Dawn A. Keane to the Leeds signing!

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Dawn was brought up in Manchester and now living in the beautiful Scottish borders with her three children.
I have enjoyed writing my story as I had a pretty hard upbringing and have suffered like everyone does over the years in different situations, but everyone has a story to tell.
I just hope my story can help someone out there who is, or has been through the same sorts of situations as myself.

 

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You can find Dawn here:

https://www.facebook.com/D.A.Keane.Author

https://www.tsu.co/DAKeaneAuthor

http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Keane/e/B00CX4H15S/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

We are super excited Dawn will be signing in Leeds and sure you will all give her a warm welcome x

Come and meet Dawn and our 50 fabulous authors signing at Leeds, its going to be a day and night to remember!

Tickets will be on sale March 2017

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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 Haigh is a fiction author who loves to experiment with different genres. He lives in Leeds where he was born in 1978. His day job is in education and he really gets a buzz from inspiring young creative minds, and from waving them off with a tear in his eye when the time comes for them to move onto university. By night, and often at the weekend and during school holidays, you will find him hunched over his laptop tapping out another masterpiece to add to his collection. When he is not working or writing his favourite pastime is hanging out with his young niece who is a daily inspiration to him. According to Glenn, she is a gift from some very generous gods on a higher plain.

Glenn Haigh currently has six books published.12791022_1561751624152514_4918025038703303398_n

You can find Glenn here:

https://www.facebook.com/GlennHaighAuthor/

https://www.glennhaigh.com

We are super excited Glenn will be signing in Leeds and sure you will all give him a warm welcome x

Come and meet Glenn and our 50 fabulous authors signing at Leeds, its going to be a day and night to remember!

Tickets will be on sale March 2017

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Good evening Lovelies 😊
Monday night at 9pm we have more authors to announce!

 Hope you can join us…. just 43 days until Tickets go on sale! 
#BringWine #TeamHourglass
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2017…. The year for Darker! 

THE DARKER SIDE OF FICTION SIGNING IS THIS YEAR!!
Yes in just 278 days we will all be in the hall at the first UK Darker signing! 
Have you got your tickets yet? 
The day event tickets and Evening Darker Ball tickets are available now….. come and join us 😈
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