Saturday, 6 February 2016

Read Regional 2016 Selection and a Wonderful Week!

I am thrilled and very proud to announce that I have been selected as one of the ten writers who will be taking part in the Read Regional Campaign for 2016, with my debut novel The Torn Up Marriage. New Writing North organises this campaign which takes poets, novelists, short story writers and memoirists into libraries and other events such as the Durham Literary Festival across the Northern area, primarily in the North East but now also in the Yorkshire and North West/Manchester areas too.

Read Regional hosts an exciting series of events, mostly between March and July, including library talks, readings, discussion groups, workshops. I have a tour of talks organised where I’ll be travelling as far as Doncaster, Darlington, Wakefield, more locally in Gateshead, Hexham, across to Cumbria and more, with a (no doubt nerve-wracking) finale appearance at the main central Manchester Library.

Please take a look at the Read Regional website for full details of this wonderful campaign and the list of events for myself and the other writers: http://www.readregional.com/



I am going to have an exciting and very busy few months ahead. I’m really looking forward to chatting with readers and getting involved in these events – and I’m going to have to take a deep breath and brush up on my public speaking skills asap! So, my writing journey takes another leap into the wonderful unknown.

In the meanwhile, I’m also happy and to announce that my second novel The Cosy Teashop in the Castle is due for publication on 25th February 2016! This is a romantic comedy about striving for your dreams which is set in a gorgeous Northumbrian castle. And, its only gone and got itself to the No. 1 slot on Amazon Hot New Releases for Romantic Comedy today – how amazing is that!



Thanks for all your support for my writing. It's been quite a journey so far, and I'm still pinching myself with what has happened in the past year. If you have any questions or comments feel free to jot them down below, it would be lovely to hear from you!

Very best wishes,

Caroline x


8 comments:

  1. Just to say I really enjoyed your Read Regional event at the Ponteland Library last night. I thought that you got everyone talking as well as relaxed, and I look forward to reading your books.

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  2. Thank you, Joules - lovely to hear you enjoyed it. And it was great that my first Read Regional event went off so well. You were a really lovely audience!

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  3. Bought your lovely book to read on my Nook application & really loved it. Am an Anglophile from Richmond, Virginia looking forward to your next book. Best of luck to you!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. so lovely to hear you enjoyed my book!

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  4. Hello Caroline,
    I would love it if you'd be willing to read my stories and give me some constructive criticism. My site is www.brittanyjackson.weebly.com

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    1. Hello Elizabeth, thanks for commenting and great to hear you are writing. I'm sorry but I am in the middle of edits for my next book due out in June, with another book to write to a short deadline (as well as the day job!), so I just haven't got the time to give your stories full consideration and constructive criticism. But I'd suggest finding a local writing group who may help you with that. Read your work out loud to yourself that often helps you find glitches and read widely choosing authors you admire and don't be afraid to try new authors too, and keep writing. Write about what interests you and you are passionate about. Very best of luck! Caroline

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