Forthcoming Author Events, Live & In The Media

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July, 2017

MONDAY 3rd JULY, 2017 - 7.30pm - 9.30pm

The Tea House Theatre, 139 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL

Jacqui Lofthouse - Be Your Own Writing Coach

Do you need some inspiration and motivation tips to get going and keep going this summer? What’s stopping you from finishing that book?  Do you start but never quite finish? Would you like to be more confident in your approach to writing?  An evening with Jacqui Lofthouse.

Tickets £10.00

WEDNESDAY 12th JULY, 2017 - 6.30pm

Waterstones, 82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ

A Panel Discussion on Literary Fiction

Jacqui Lofthouse, author of The Modigliani Girl, published by Blackbird and Bluethroat Morning (Bloomsbury soon to be published digitally by Blackbird) and The Temple Of Hymen  (Penguin) says: "We’d love to see you at this panel event, where I will be interviewing a number of prominent literary authors about the role of literary fiction in the contemporary publishing world. Our panel features Charles Palliser  whose novel The Quincunx sold over a million copies worldwide, Clare Morgan, author of A Book for All and None, who is director of the MSt Creative Writing at Oxford University, Alice Jolly whose memoir Dead Babies and Seaside Towns won the PEN Ackerley Prize for memoir in 2016, Roopa Farooki, listed three times for the Orange/Baileys prize, her latest novel is The Good Children and Miranda Gold, debut literary author of Starlings."

More information & Tickets, £6.00

August, 2017

24, 25, 26 AUGUST 2017

Author of 7 Blackbird titles, including Swallows & Robins - The Laughs & Tears Of A Holiday Home Owner and I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry,  Susie Kelly will be appearing as Patron of the Charroux Literary Festival. 

Love & Justice author Diana Morgan-Hill returns for her second appearance.

Blackbird's Stephanie Zia will be on a panel advising new writers. 

More details to follow soon.

September, 2017


Home House Private Members Club, 19 & 20 Portman Square, London W1

Diane Chandler and S. E. Lynes talk edgy women in fiction

Victim or Bitch? From Gone Girl to this year's Bailey’s Prize winner The Power, how do we judge women in fiction when it comes to love, marriage, babies, work, sex - and downright evil deeds….?Members & guests.

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October, 2017


Waterstones, Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan 71-75, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium, 6.00pm. 

Diane Chandler and Stephanie Zia

Ever fancied writing a book? How will you start? And how will you publish? Come along to Waterstones Brussels at 18.00h on Thursday 12th October, when prize-winning author Diane Chandler will be talking about her second novel, Moondance, and sharing personal tips on how to write fiction. She will be joined by her publisher, Stephanie Zia of Blackbird Digital Books, London, who will also entertain with insights into the various routes to publishing : independent, mainstream and self-publishing.