I’ve a few events coming up to mark the paperback release of House of Shadows, so if you happen to be around on any of the days, do come along and say hello. It would be lovely to see you!
TUESDAY 8 MARCH 2016
Wine, Women and Romance
6.00pm – 7.00pm
York Explore Library
Tickets £4 (£3 with a YorkCard)
Think you know what romance is? Think again! Romance novels are written by women, for women, about women, and are part of a billion-dollar industry that is powered by women. To celebrate International Women’s Day, come along and meet York authors Donna Douglas, Jessica Gilmore and Jessica Hart, who between them have written over 80 books and whose romances reach readers around the world. They’ll be challenging some of the stereotypes about romance writing and talking instead about what romance really is, about how it works, and why it is so popular with so many millions of women. This will be a relaxed event with an opportunity to ask questions.
(This is me with my Jessica Hart hat on – although I’ll also be talking about writing as Pamela Hartshorne and incorporating an element of romance into my historical novels. It should be a fun evening as Donna, Jessica and I know each other well – the photo is of Jessica and Donna as we met to discuss what we would do – and we’re planning a very informal, conversational event with everyone welcome to join in the chat!)
Tickets can be booked in person at any library, or phone 01904 552828 or visit http://www.feelinginspired.co.uk/detail/winewomenromance-08-03-2016
THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2016
VIP Festival Launch: York Stories
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York
Over the years, novelists including Wilkie Collins and Kate Atkinson have set all or part of their books in York. At this special launch event for the 2016 festival, three very different novelists discuss how York has impacted on their writing. How has the city shaped their stories? What are its attractions to novelists?
Linda Grant (Upstairs at the Party), Pamela Hartshorne (Time’s Echo) and crime writer Leigh Russell (Murder Ring) will be in conversation with fellow novelist N E David.
Ticket price includes a glass of wine and canapes.
Tickets for this VIP event are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Available from York Theatre Royal, 01904 623568, www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2016
Meet the Author: Pamela Hartshorne
‘Fact vs Fiction: writing historical fiction set in York’
Tickets £5, including tea and cake. Available now on the Ryedale Book Festival website www.ryedalebookfestival.com
Borrow a book for the library or buy your own copy and have it signed by the author. Wardle & Jones independent bookshop from Scarborough will be selling copies at the event.
WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016
YORK FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
Fact into Fiction: Writing about everyday life in Elizabethan York
New Earswick Bowls Club
£2.00, free to members
The meeting is open to anyone. Free parking. Refreshments available.