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Thursday, August 18, 2022

A Mother's Christmas Wish - out today in hardback and ebook


My Christmas saga - and my favourite book written so far - is out in hardback and ebook today. 

The paperback is out in November. 

I love this book. Would you like to order it? It's here - http://bit.ly/AMothersChristmasWish

Here's a teaser video of me talking about it too.

 

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, August 12, 2022

The week I almost ran away - my writing week


This week was huge. I mean, enormous!  My book launch for my second cosy crime, Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel, was held in Scarborough. So many people attended that I was a little anxious and at one point and looked around me to see if there was anywhere I could run and hide!  I'm glad I didn't run away though as I met some amazing people and there was a lot of love for my books.




I called into Scarborough Waterstones to sign a stock of their books.





My interview with The People's Friend, about how their invitation to me to write their first ever weekly soap opera Riverside, led to me becoming a bestselling author and fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming an author. You can read it all here.
Also in  The People's Friend magazine this week was a wonderful review of my new book!


If you'd like to listen to my interview on BBC Newcastle it's in two parts.  The first part begins at 1hr 17mins and the second part at 1hr 42mins at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0clvm17 


My cosy crime is available free for reading groups from The Reading Agency. Have a look here if you have a reading group!

My new audio drama, Riverside, was featured in this week's Best magazine and given a lovely mention!
See riversidethesoap.com for all details.



My saga Pearl of Pit Lane was taken by the Book Fairies North East to Beamish Museum, where I researched the book.  They left the book for someone to find. Was it you? Let me know!


Also this week, the first advance reader review is in on Goodreads for my Christmas saga A Mother's Christmas Wish. Gives 5 stars and says this... "It's a book you won't be able to put down, heart-breaking incredible book, one of my favourite reads so far this year in historical family sagas. top stars."

I crafted another episode of my weekly soap opera Riverside for The People's Friend magazine. I've been writing Riverside weekly since 2016 and you can find out all about it here.


I also kept the Coronation Street Blog ticking over with news and editing the team of 16 bloggers. 


See you next week!
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Listen to me chatting on BBC Newcastle about cosy crimes, sagas and the joy of writing


If you'd like to listen to my interview on radio BBC Newcastle it's here in two parts. 

The first part begins at 1hr 17mins and the second part at 1hr 42mins at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0clvm17 
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, August 05, 2022

The week I revealed my big news - my writing week


This week I finished the final draft of cosy crime number three, Foul Play at the Seaview Hotel. It is now with the publisher and I can take a well-deserved break. My plan now is to take a break from novel writing during the month of August, although I'm still very busy, as you can see below!



I'm delighted to finally be able to reveal some big news. I've signed a new three-book deal with Headline. This time, it's to write novels starring the women who work in a northeast toffee factory around WW1.   You can read the full press release in The Bookseller.

The stories are inspired by the women who worked at Horner's toffee factory in Chester-le-Street. One of the main brands of toffee made there was the Dainty Dinah brand and the factory was nicknamed Dainty Dinah's toffee factory.  I can't wait to get my teeth stuck into this!  Researching in earnest will begin in the autumn. I'm very excited indeed.




My new cosy crime set in Scarborough, Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel was released this week in paperback and it's been a wonderful week!  You can buy the book here. The book launch takes place on Saturday 6 August from 11-1 in Scarborough. All details here.  All welcome!


The launch was given a mention in New Writing North's August newsletter.  Read it all here.



It was also featured in The Scarborough News


And I was included in August's edition of The Crack magazine in the books section too, which made me smile. Ever popular local author!  My book signing at Sunderland Waterstones is on Saturday 13 August from 12-2. All details here.


My book was even made Read of the Month in the Crime Readers' Association. Find out more here.


My author newsletter for August has been published and is now available to read online.  It contains two competitions, a 99p offer, a saga release this month and an invitation to join me at the seaside on Saturday. You can read it online here.
TripFiction are running a competition to win one of three copies of my Scarborough-set cosy crime Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel. Enter here.

 

I was interviewed on BBC Radio York this week by Bek Homer who presents her Bek by the Sea show.   We spoke about my book launch this Saturday in Scarborough for my second cosy crime, Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel

You can listen to it here.  My interview begins at 50 mins and 50 seconds.


Very pleased to have my Christmas saga, A Mother's Christmas Wish, included in The Bookseller's Buyer's Guide to Fiction 2022-23. It's my favourite of all my sagas so far. Features the wonderful Irish tradition of Little Christmas, the Women's Christmas. #NollaigNaMban


I was interviewed on the Coronation Street podcast, Conversation Street, about my new audio drama Riverside. You can listen to the interview on this link where I start talking to Michael, the host, at 1hr 43mins. And you can find out all about Riverside at http://riversidethesoap.com


This week I was given a wonderful shout-out online by http://www.HelloPrint.com across all of their social media platforms! You can see details at their InstagramFacebook and LinkedIn:


I had a really good, fun short story in My Weekly magazine. It's a cosy crime mystery set around a Punch and Judy tent in a seaside resort. At the end of the story is a lovely snippet about my new cosy crime novel Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel, which is out in paperback now. 


I crafted another episode of my weekly soap opera Riverside for The People's Friend magazine. I've been writing Riverside weekly since 2016 and you can find out all about it here.


I also kept the Coronation Street Blog ticking over with news and editing the team of 16 bloggers. 


See you next week!

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Winner announced in my cosy crime novel competition


Congratulations go to Julie Henderson who has been drawn at random in my recent competition to win a signed copy of my new cosy crime novel. Julie also wins a box of toffee and fudge and sticks of candy rock.

Thank you everyone for entering!

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

The Toffee Factory Girls, my new trilogy of WW1 sagas


I'm delighted to finally be able to reveal some big news.

I've signed a new three-book deal with Headline. This time, it's to write novels starring the women who work in a northeast toffee factory around WW1.  

You can read the full press release in The Bookseller.

The stories are inspired by the women who worked at Horner's toffee factory in Chester-le-Street. One of the main brands of toffee made there was the Dainty Dinah brand and the factory was nicknamed Dainty Dinah's toffee factory. 

I can't wait to get my teeth stuck into this!  Researching in earnest will begin in the autumn. I'm very excited indeed.

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel - out in paperback today



My new cosy crime novel Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel is released in paperback today!

It's  is a fun, cosy crime / murder mystery set in Scarborough and published by Headline. 

It stars an acting troupe who arrive at Helen Dexter’s Seaview Hotel to rehearse a play they hope will save a much-loved local theatre. However, the leading lady is a diva, the playwright is highly strung and tension in the troupe is high. When one of the actors is found dead on the beach, landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki set out to solve the crime. 

But just when Helen thinks things can’t get any worse after one of her guests is murdered, the hotel inspector arrives!  Amazon link: http://bit.ly/CurtainCallAtTheSeaviewHotel

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

That's the way to do it! Short story in My Weekly magazine


I've a really good, fun short story in My Weekly magazine, that's in the shops today. It's a cosy crime mystery set around a Punch and Judy tent in a seaside resort.

At the end of the story is a lovely snippet about my new cosy crime novel Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel, which is out in paperback on Thursday. 


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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

My interview on BBC Radio York - all welcome at my book launch in Scarborough


I was interviewed on BBC Radio York this week by Bek Homer who presents her Bek by the Sea show.  

We spoke about my book launch this Saturday in Scarborough for my second cosy crime, Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel

You can listen to it here.

My interview begins at 50 mins and 50 seconds.

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Monday, August 01, 2022

Author newsletter for August now available online


My author newsletter for August has been published and is now available to read online. 

It contains two competitions, a 99p offer, a saga release this month and an invitation to join me at the seaside on Saturday.

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