Books, For Readers, More of Me

The Hatching of a Rare New Book – Ellen Renner

I love this post from Ellen Renner, it really made me laugh but more than that, I recognise the truths in it and it means so much. Ellen is such a talented writer, she has that rare gift of producing books with a fresh vision but a classic feel . I’m blessed to share a crit group with her and all my other critters. They make so much difference to me an my writing and they’ve all supported More of Me in so many ways: thanks SoftSS, our Lord and Master Nicky Schmidt, Ellen, Jackie Marchant, Jeannie Waudby, Vanessa Harbour, Pat Walsh and Carmel Waldron – so much love for you guys xxx


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To be read-inside-your-head in a hushed, David Attenborough-ish voice:

We’re here tonight to observe the birth of an extraordinary and rare creature: the truly original book. (Pauses for emphasis.) We have been stalking this creature’s mother for years, knowing she was heavily pregnant with story. But the gestation period experienced by Author Originalis is wildly variable, given the harsh conditions of its habitat. Patience was necessary but our observations had indicated that this particular mother is a pretty tough cookie! And all indications are that this rare and beautiful egg will hatch tomorrow, Monday, first of February 2016! It’s party-time folks!

Okay, okay, that last bit was me. But it really is party-time and I’m off to a book launch tomorrow. No ordinary book launch, but the much-talked-about party to celebrate the birth of Kathy Evans’ first book, More of Me.

I’m one of Kathy’s (aka the lovely Mrs…

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