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Saturday, April 27, 2019

A talk on Old Ryhope, Sunday 28th April


Along with Norman Kirtlan from Sunderland Antiquarian Society, I'll be giving a talk about "Old Ryhope" this weekend.

The talk is part of the Community chat-in series at Fulwell Community Centre in Sunderland. It takes place on Sunday 28th April at 3pm.

The Sunderland Echo have full details of the talk and an interview with Norman Kirtlan here.

I'll be chatting about the research for my novels set in Ryhope and will be offering copies of my debut novel Belle of the Back Streets (set in Ryhope in 1919) for sale too.



Corrie weekly update – Off the Wagon & Up the Duff

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street has just gone live here. 


This week in Corrie, Peter Barlow fell off the wagon, again.



Friday, April 26, 2019

New Writing North: The Tuppenny Child


I'm very happy to be included in April's newsletter from New Writing North where they announce the hardback launch date of  my second novel with Headline.

The book is called The Tuppenny Child and is set in the northeast coalmining village of Ryhope, in 1919. It's got a fantastic heroine at its core, who arrives in Ryhope with no money, no friends, no family. She is there to find her baby who has been stolen from her. 

And she's a kick-ass feminist icon too - if I may say so myself. She becomes the first woman in the village to wear trousers, to ride a bike, to set up her own business - and all the while she's searching for her stolen child. 

Not just that, she brings down one of the most powerful men in the village while she's on!  It's a rollercoaster of a ride and includes a fantastic Women's Christmas, the traditional Irish custom of  Nollaig na mBan, done in pure Ryhope style!

The New Writing North newsletter reports that I am publishing my second novel, but I can confirm all three of my novels are published with Headline. And here is The Tuppenny Child on their website.



Friday, April 19, 2019

Corrie weekly update – reaching the tingly bits

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street has just gone live here. 


This week in Corrie, Chesney and Gemma went on the holiday from hell.


Debut novel - out now

"Gripping family saga set in 1919, written with humour and warmth"

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Help! My Husband's a Hipster!


I've two new short story collections available. They're called:

HELP! MY HUSBAND'S A HIPSTER! 


and

JUST THE TICKET 

Both books are now available in paperback and ebook and all details can be found on my website at http://glendayoungbooks.com/

All stories have previously been published in The People's Friend magazine and are published in these new paperback and ebook editions with the kind permission of the magazine.  All of the stories are heartwarming, family stories written with humour and warmth.


Debut novel - out now

"Gripping family saga set in 1919, written with humour and warmth"

Monday, April 15, 2019

10 Things No-one Tells You About Becoming a Writer


1. You will give talks. In front of people. And after the first sixteen, you'll stop shaking.

2. You'll sit down so long at your desk and so often that your backside will spread. A bike comes in useful for cycling, at least twice a week. See also regular walks.

3. You will feel tired all the time. Gloriously, wonderfully happy, but tired.

4. You will wake in the night with pains in your wrists and fingers numb with pins and needles. Your doctor will tell you it's RSI and you'll have to wear those really groovy beige NHS hand things.

5. You will never get over the thrill of seeing your book on a shelf in a proper bookshop. Never.

6. You will want to do a happy dance in the bookshop (see No. 5 above), point at your book, tell everyone in the shop about it and wonder why no-one is buying it, or cares who you are.

7. You will attend book signings in bookshops where you'll chat happily about your book for twenty minutes with someone who only wants to know where the bookshop cafe is.

8. You will brace yourself when a threatening-looking man walks towards you in a bookshop and then sigh with relief when he buys three books; one for his wife, his mam and his grandma. He'll ask you to sign them then shake your hand and you promise never to judge people ever again.

9. You will brace yourself when a threatening-looking man walks towards you in a bookshop.

10.  You can't do it alone. You need people you can trust - all the way from your agent and editor, your publisher, your publicist.

11. You will need love and support. Barry... I couldn't have done it without you.

12. Yes, I know this is number 12 and I only said I was going to tell you 10 things, but I'm better at words than numbers.


Debut novel - out now

"Gripping family saga set in 1919, written with humour and warmth"

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Corrie weekly update – Tall Matt, No Shoes and Achy-Breaky Heart

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street has just gone live here. 


This week in Corrie, Carla Connor's mental health storyline began in earnest.


Debut novel - out now

"Gripping family saga set in 1919, written with humour and warmth"

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Corrie weekly update: Rave up, Heart Attack, Gina gone

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street has just gone live here. 



This week in Corrie, Gemma held a rave.


Debut novel - out now

"Gripping family saga set in 1919, written with humour and warmth"
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