Successful Selling

Write Now! member Gill Mather made £18 last Saturday for The Samaritans, who have a book fair every two months. Big bucks eh! Sold about 50 booklets. Quite a bit of sales chat needed to achieve this! May go back for the November pre-Christmas sale....
Reasonable Doubts by Gill Mather – Extract

Reasonable Doubts by Gill Mather – Extract

Deidre the receptionist was buzzing Hugh. Oh God what does she want now? She was supposed to keep him free of unnecessary calls this morning but so far she’d put through a firm selling franking machines, a woman who it turned out was having a defamation action...
Two Perfumes

Two Perfumes

“There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with...
Hatterall Hill

Hatterall Hill

Cuckoo spit like snowflakes beneath The larks’ bubbling call. Llanthony’s stone arches whisper Secrets, that kept us down in the valley shade. From up here, I could prop up the tower with One finger.  God’s walls So perfectly made. Laura Haines (Written when walking...
Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming

It’s coming, whether you like it or not. But to while away the time leading up to it, I’ve been trying to think of literary memories, from a personal point of view, to better engage with this extravagant festival. One of the things I do remember is from...