Discover my sagas and cosy crimes

Monday, December 06, 2021

Murder at the Seaview Hotel featured in The Table Read magazine


I'm featured on The Table Read website this week where I explain how and why I wrote my cosy crime, Murder at the Seaview Hotel.

Saturday, December 04, 2021

EXCLUSIVE book signing at National Glass Centre Sunderland


EXCLUSIVE book signing in the gorgeous shop at National Glass Centre Sunderland on Sat 18th December from 1pm to 3pm.

Come and say hello, buy a book, have it signed and dedicated! 

This is the ONLY book signing I'm doing so don't miss out on getting a signed book for yourself or as a gift.  

Don't forget to wear a mask and socially distance.

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, December 03, 2021

The creative process - let it flow, let it flow, let it flow. My writing week.


This week I've been writing every day, making good progress with my eighth saga set in the northeast in 1919. It's lovely to sink in to writing like this and I love the creative process.

Speaking of which, I had two short stories published this week. One story called Stood Up was printed in The Sunday Post's P.S. magazine.


And one story called Cutting It was published by The People's Friend. I love the illustrations they use for the stories.


It was Museum Shop Sunday last weekend and so went to the museum shop at National Glass Centre, Sunderland, to sign their stock of books. If you'd like a signed book, get them from the glass centre!





This week I emailed my Christmas newsletter.  You can read it online or sign up to receive the monthly newsletters here  


A reminder for Saturday 4 December from 10-12. My Sunderland sagas will be on sale at Sunderland's Christ College PTA Christmas Fayre on Sat 4 December from 10am to 12 noon. Note, I won't be there, sadly, but my books will!  


However, I will be at Roker United Reform Church Christmas Fayre on Saturday 11 December from 11am to 3pm so if you'd like signed books, come and see me and say a socially-distanced hello and don't forget your face mask.


Finally, I was delighted this week to be in esteemed company, at an event held in the Catherine Cookson room at The Word (national centre for the written word) in South Shields. It always sends a wonderful chill down my spine to be in this room named after such an incredible writer.


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, December 01, 2021

Read my Christmas newsletter online



My Christmas newsletter has just gone out. 

You can read it online or sign up to receive the monthly newsletters here   
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Christmas short story in The People's Friend magazine


I have a fun, short story called Cutting It in The People's Friend magazine, out in the shops today.  It's a good little story about a busy hair salon on Christmas Eve - and one particular customer who takes the salon by surprise.
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Short story in The Sunday Post newspaper


I've a fun, short story called Stood Up, in today's Sunday Post newspaper. I'm over the moon to be published in this newspaper as it's a very special one for me. It's the paper that my grandparents used to get every Sunday and I'd go along to their house - they lived four doors away from us - to read it. I always felt very grown up!
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, November 26, 2021

Writing, Editing, Christmas Fayres and Gin- my writing week


This week I've been writing and made a start on my eighth historical saga set in a northeast pit village in 1919. I can't give any spoilers or a title for this one yet, but as soon as I'm able to, I will.  Suffice to say, I'm now writing solidly each weekday morning from Monday to Thursday and I take Fridays and weekends off. I'm loving this book, it's a little different from the others I've written so far, a little bit special... that's all I can say for now.


And as well as making a start on writing the new novel, I've been editing my second cosy crime novel Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel. These edits I'm doing are the proof-reading edits, so it's a case of going through grammatical changes that the professional proof reader has suggested. It's a time-consuming, nitty-gritty task that requires a lot of concentration. It's been a busy week!


In the winter edition of Sunderland Vibe magazine, there's a competition to win one of four copies of my novel The Miner's Lass.   First prize also includes a bottle of gin from House of Ruhr!


I popped into Sunderland Waterstones to sign a load of books, so if you'd like a signed book, get one from there!


And as it's Museum Shop Sunday this weekend, I also signed a load of books in the shop at National Glass Centre, Sunderland. So do pop in and buy one!


Here's what we can look forward to in the coming weeks!

Saturday 11 December from 11-3. I'll be at Roker United Reform Church Christmas Fayre, selling my Sunderland sagas and cosy crimes. Come and say hello!


Saturday 4 December from 10-12. My Sunderland sagas will be on sale at Sunderland's Christ College PTA Christmas Fayre on Sat 4 December from 10am to 12 noon.   Note, I won't be there, sadly, but my books will!  



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


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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Win books and gin with Sunderland Vibe magazine



In the winter edition of Sunderland Vibe magazine, there's a competition to win one of four copies of my novel The Miner's Lass.  

First prize also includes a bottle of gin from House of Ruhr!
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Sunday, November 21, 2021

My books for sale at two Sunderland Christmas Fayres


Saturday 4 December from 10-12

My Sunderland sagas will be on sale at Sunderland's Christ College PTA Christmas Fayre on Sat 4 December from 10am to 12 noon.   Note, I won't be there, sadly, but my books will!  

Saturday 11 December from 11-3

I'll be at Roker United Reform Church Christmas Fayre, selling my Sunderland sagas and cosy crimes. Come and say hello!

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, November 19, 2021

Glossy mags, book launch & Santa hats - my writing week



 

This week I've been finalising research for my next historical saga set in 1919.  I've now written up chapter plans and ran them through this fantastic book to make sure that all of my plot points and characters stand up to scrutiny. Next week I begin writing - and I'll be immersed in that for the next few months.



My online book launch for Murder at the Seaview Hotel is now online for you to watch, if you'd like to. It's only 30 minutes long and it's a lot of fun! Hosted by Gemma Alexander of Scarborough's South Cliff Gardens, it's here and you can watch it on YouTube here.


MURDER AT THE SEAVIEW HOTEL is just 99p in the UK and 99c in the US right now! Buy it now at http://smarturl.it/MurderSeaviewHotel


You can now buy my signed, dedicated books for Christmas.  All sagas £6.99 each and the cosy crime is £9.99 (prices include UK 2nd class postage).   Email me at glenda (dot) sunderland (at) gmail (dot) com if you'd like any books, thank you!

 

I'm really happy to have my novels previewed in two local, prestigious magazines.  First off, in North East Living magazine, there's a preview of my gritty saga, The Miner's Lass.  And in the Yorkshire Living magazine, there's a preview of my cosy crime set in Scarborough, Murder at the Seaview Hotel.


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

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