Longlist revealed for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year!

Today, the longlist of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious crime novel award is unveiled with literary legends and dynamic debuts in contention for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Take a look at the press release below and don't forget to  VOTE for your favourite book from the longlist. The six … Continue reading Longlist revealed for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year!

BATC Spring Blogger Evening 2020

As usual, we were greeted on arrival with bubbly, gorgeous themed cupcakes (courtesy of Restoration Cakes) and nibbles. There were no hugs on offer due to the current virus situation, however everyone was having a great time elbow bumping! After a quick catch up with some friendly faces, we made our way into the boardroom … Continue reading BATC Spring Blogger Evening 2020

The London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards

UK Book Blog Awards to return for third yearAwards celebrate social media influencers’ impact on the publishing industryThe London Book Fair is delighted to announce the return of the UK Book Blog Awards @ LBF for a third year. Bloggers, social media influencers, members of the publishing industry, and the general public are invited to contribute … Continue reading The London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards

An Evening with HarperCollins at #DestinationHQ

On Monday I had the good fortune of attending the HarperCollins offices for their HQ imprint event #DestinationHQ.  The purpose of the event was to showcase their future releases for Summer 2019 to Spring 2020.The event was held at the HarperCollins offices in London, situated next to The Shard. Held on the 17th floor, the … Continue reading An Evening with HarperCollins at #DestinationHQ

Books & The City (Simon and Schuster UK) Spring Blogger Evening 2019

The annual Simon and Schuster blogger event is always a fabulous event and I was therefore delighted to jump on the train to London last Wednesday in order to attend their #SpringBloggerEvening2019.Organised by the wonderful Sara-Jade Virtue (aka SJV) and held at the S&S offices, the event is always full to the brim with books, … Continue reading Books & The City (Simon and Schuster UK) Spring Blogger Evening 2019

Books and the City’s Spring Blogger Evening 2018

The Books and the City annual bloggers evening is always a fantastic event in which book bloggers and authors indulge in some shamelessly bookish conversation and eat the most fabulous cupcakes! It really is the highlight of my book events calendar and 2018 proved to be no exception.First up was the chance to catch up … Continue reading Books and the City’s Spring Blogger Evening 2018

Book Events: Beauty & the Beast Screening, Afternoon Tea & Book Swap

This time last week I had the pleasure of attending a special screening celebrating Disney’s DVD/Blu-ray release on 17th July of the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, followed by an afternoon tea and book swap.The event was arranged by the lovely Juliana Fenton from Premier and it was a lovely surprise to receive … Continue reading Book Events: Beauty & the Beast Screening, Afternoon Tea & Book Swap

Book Events: Books and The City / Simon Schuster UK Spring Blogger Event 2017

One huge perk of blogging (other than getting to read so many fantastic books!) is being invited to events where I get to mix with authors, publishers and other book bloggers. On 2nd February 2017, Books and the City (@TeamBATC) held their annual Spring Blogger Evening at the Simon and Schuster (@simonschusterUK) HQ in London. … Continue reading Book Events: Books and The City / Simon Schuster UK Spring Blogger Event 2017

Writing Masterclass with Universal Pictures UK and Author Naomi Wood

  I was delighted to be invited to attend a fiction workshop at the Faber Academy in London on 1 August, arranged by Universal Pictures UK to celebrate the upcoming release of The Huntsman: Winter’s War starring Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron.Whilst I’m a big reader, I had never previously thought about writing. I assumed that I … Continue reading Writing Masterclass with Universal Pictures UK and Author Naomi Wood