The Joys of Author Events and Book Signings

The Joys of Author Events and Book Signings

The Joys of Author Events and Book Signings. My first signed book came from Paul Coelho, bought at my first ever author’s event. The evening is memorable for his wide smile and statement that, for him, the appearance of a white feather was auspicious: it was time to...
Writing a Book is like Climbing Everest

Writing a Book is like Climbing Everest

Writing a Book is like Climbing Everest. Being a published author is great- I’m over the moon to have a second novel out, but I never realized that publication is just the beginning. It’s a hard and rocky road finding readers, like climbing Everest only to discover no...
Not the Life Imagined by Anne Pettigrew

Not the Life Imagined by Anne Pettigrew

Celebrating 70 years of life. Graduating from Medical School, the start of a family to publishing my novel Not the Life Imagined by Anne Pettigrew I have no idea how it happened, but suddenly, I’m to be a septuagenarian. Though it sounds more like a prehistoric...
Interview: Children’s Author Mina Witteman

Interview: Children’s Author Mina Witteman

Interview: Children's Author Mina Witteman. Born in Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands, Mina lived in Amsterdam for 34 years. She now lives and writes in Berkeley, California, the USA. Mina has brought her Dutch lifestyle habits with her to America, and she can...
Defiant and Determined Literary Women

Defiant and Determined Literary Women

Defiant and Determined Literary Women. At school in sixties Scotland, history was male, apart from Boadicea, Elizabeth 1, Mary Queen of Scots, and Helen of Troy. In English class, women authors were even more absent except Mary Anne Evans, who of course used a male...