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Selected for CrimeFest!

Super exciting news! I’ve been chosen to be a panellist at the prestigious CrimeFest in May! I’ll be on ‘The Indie Alternative’ at 9.30 Sunday 20 May with fellow Alliance of Independent Authors writing friend Debbie Young, and authors Ian Andrew and Karen Millie James, with Zoë Sharp in the chair. Do have a […]

London Book Fair 2017 – Networking, America and Getting Over Ourselves

Left to right: ‘ALLis’ Joanna Penn, Jessica Bell, me, Rebecca Lang LBF 2017

Back in March 2010, I started this blog. Weeks later, in the Year of the #Ashtag, I descended on Earl’s Court for my very first London Book Fair. Breathless newbie that I was to this writing and publishing game, I was […]

Triskele Lit Fest - friendly and with fizz!

STOP PRESS: video added below!

The historical fiction panel, left to right Jane Davis (chair) Orna Ross, Radhika Swarup, J D Smith and me (see video of session below!)

Scarcely recovered from the Historical Novel Society Conference, I was back on the plane ten days later en route to a rainy London and going […]

On becoming RNA Independent Author Member No.1

With indie authors Glynis Smy, Jessica Bell and Talli Roland

What does ‘independent’ mean?

“Having independent means” – economically self-sufficient “Independence Day” – departure from the another country’s dominion “Independence in law” – e.g. ancient Roman emancipation from the parent’s legal authority “The Independent” – A newspaper with no financial or political ties

All […]

The Indie Author Fair 2015

Nick Stephenson, Rachel Abbott, Mark McGuiness, Steena Holmes, CJ Lyons, Joanna (JF) Penn

Things have been in a constant whirl since the London Book Fair, but such an important event took place on the Friday immediately afterwards as part of the fringe that I have been feeling enormously guilty at not posting about it. […]