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Re: How Do We Write?

Postby John Pickup » 22 Aug 2017, 18:56

Well done, Stephen. How is his model railway coming along, Julie?
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Rob Houghton » 22 Aug 2017, 19:09

Brilliant news, Julie! :-D
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 22 Aug 2017, 19:14

John Pickup wrote:Well done, Stephen. How is his model railway coming along, Julie?


Fine, John, but of course with all this writing now, it takes up a lot of his time.

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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Rob Houghton » 22 Aug 2017, 19:22

How is your own published book coming on, Julie? :D
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 22 Aug 2017, 19:33

Excellent news about Stephen's books, Julie. Congratulations to him! :D
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Eddie Muir » 22 Aug 2017, 19:40

Congratulations, Stephen. Great news, Julie. :D
'Go down to the side-shows by the river this afternoon. I'll meet you somewhere in disguise. Bet you won't know me!' wrote Fatty.

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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 22 Aug 2017, 20:25

Rob Houghton wrote:How is your own published book coming on, Julie? :D


Fine thanks, Rob. I've been sent what could be the cover, but I've refused it, as I wasn't keen on their choice. I have asked if I can have someone illustrate for me, and they said yes, but they have to see it first and see if it's marketability. I guess when a publisher is publishing at their expense, then they are allowed the final say.

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Re: General Natter Room

Postby John Pickup » 22 Aug 2017, 20:27

Julie, you can have a book signing session at the next forum meet up. :D
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Postby Eddie Muir » 22 Aug 2017, 20:28

Great idea, John. What do you think, Julie?
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 22 Aug 2017, 20:43

I'm happy to sign any book anyone buys! :lol:

I believe a book signing will be organized for me at Waterstones, that's also where Stephen does his book signings. Just thinking about it terrifies me. I don't mind writing the books, but not keen on the publicity! :lol:

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Re: General Natter Room

Postby sixret » 22 Aug 2017, 21:34

Great news, Julie! Congratulations to Stephen. :D

You're one step closer to become a published author yourself. Well done! :D
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Rob Houghton » 22 Aug 2017, 21:40

Couldn't you paint a cover design, Julie?

I bet its a real learning-curve, having a book published! :-)
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Re: How Do We Write?

Postby sixret » 22 Aug 2017, 21:53

Do let us know the title. :D
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Chrissie777 » 22 Aug 2017, 23:40

Julie2owlsdene wrote:I believe a book signing will be organized for me at Waterstones, that's also where Stephen does his book signings. Just thinking about it terrifies me. I don't mind writing the books, but not keen on the publicity! :lol:


Julie, I just went to a third book signing on 22nd of July when a friend from Nantucket introduced her new novel. It was not very crowded, maybe 30 women and 2 men (my husband being one of them).
Nancy talked for probably 20 minutes about her life and how she became an author. Then her readers had many questions about how life on Nantucket is like during the winter months. Through those questions she lost her nervousness and got so engaged that it really was a pleasure to listen to her and it was very successful book signing.

In the summer of 2006 I went all the way to Cape Cod to attend a book signing held by Nathaniel Philbrick (he introduced his new book "Mayflower", his most famous book is "In the Heart of the Sea" which was filmed a few years ago). That was also a very relaxed affair. 8)

My first time ever that I went to a book signing was in October 1998 when Mary Higgins Clark signed her new crime novel in Hamburg, Germany, at a large bookstore in Wandsbek-Carrée, a mall. At the Frankfurt Book Fair in early October MHC got a very bad cold and could barely speak. The bookstore was packed! Her fans were delighted to catch a glimpse of her.
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Re: How Do We Write?

Postby Courtenay » 23 Aug 2017, 05:56

That's brilliant news, Julie — well done to Stephen! :D Hope your own book continues to work out well too.
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