I’m about to rub shoulders with awesome authors from the Southeast – and it’s for such a special cause!
Thirty-seven of us will sell and sign our books at a special Soroptomist / Southeast Authors Pop Up Shop in the Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November 2013.
Great writers will be displaying their books. Here’s a taste of whom you might meet, and although the Soroptomists is an International organisation for women, we have some some famous men supporting us:
ANDREW CROFTS, internationally successful ghost-writer and author of over 80 books – a dozen of which have been No 1 on the Sunday Times best seller list. He is widely known for writing the stories of the victims of enforced marriages in North Africa and the Middle East, sex workers in the Far East, orphans in war-torn areas such as Croatia and Romania, victims of crimes and abuse everywhere. He has also worked with the criminal fraternity. His current book The Secrets of the Italian Gardener is set among dictators, arms dealers and billionaires who manipulate power and wealth from compounds across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America as well as tax havens from Geneva and Monaco to Bermuda and the Caribbean. Both commercially and self-published, Andrew is also author of best-selling books for writers such as Ghost-Writing and The Freelance Writer’s Handbook. He lectures on writing at Kingston University.
CHRISTOPHER PRIEST is a multi-international-award winning novelist (including the James Tait Black Memorial prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the French ‘Prix Utopia’ for life-time achievement). His novel The Prestige was made into a film by Warner Brothers, going to No 1 box office in the USA and gaining two Academy Award nominations. His novel The Glamour will be filmed with director Gerald McMorrow. He has written drama for radio and television as well as articles for newspapers including the Times, Guardian and New Statesman. His latest novel The Adjacent was published this year.
MARGARET MOUNSDON is a multiple prize-winning novelist. Margaret has published 22 romance novels and many short stories in magazines in UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway and Sweden. She gets her ideas for stories by ‘shameless eaves-dropping’. Competitions co-ordinator for the Society of Women Writers and Journalists, Margaret advises: “a successful writer is someone who gets knocked down ten times but gets up eleven”.
ALISON BAVERSTOCK is a former publisher and now course leader of MA publishing at Kingston University, and winner of the Pandora Prize for services to publishing. Alison has written widely about publishing and writing – her Is There a Book in You? is an international best seller – and her work is widely translated. Her book on self-publishing The Naked Author was Southeast Authors title of the year 2011.
A full list of authors featured at the Pop Up Bookshop can be found on the Southeast Authors’ website.