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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sunderland's Elephant Tea Rooms and remembering the past


To say I'm honoured, humbled and proud to be writing this blog post hardly covers the emotions I feel inside. I've been asked to give a talk on my Ryhope-set novels at the newly renovated Elephant Tea Rooms in Sunderland.

Now, the Elephant Tea Rooms in Sunderland are something of a magical building. And I have to admit, I don't know a great deal about the place. But I'm dying to find out.  I say it's a magical building because the building has stone elephants around the highly decorative facade.


The Elephant Tea Rooms were built between 1872-1877 by Henry Hopper and designed by Frank Caws. In its day, the business was credited with controlling one of the largest retail tea, coffee and grocery trades in the whole North East of England.

And now it's going to be reopened as Sunderland's Local History Library. I could not be more chuffed about this as I spend a great deal of time researching for my books in the old local studies centre, which is moving to the new building this week.



My talk on my novels was due to take place early February 2020 however the opening of the building has been delayed a little and I'll announce as soon as I have a new date. I'll have some books with me if you'd like to buy one and I'll happily sign them for you too.

As the first author to be giving a talk at the Elephant Tea Rooms, well, as I said at the start of this blog post, I haven't quite got the words to say how absolutely chuffed this makes me feel.

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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Corrie weekly update - January 25 2020

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


And if you'd like to support the Coronation Street weekly updates to keep them going (please), you can donate here
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, January 18, 2020

You're invited! Pearl of Pit Lane book launch


Please join me for the book launch of my third novel set in Ryhope, Sunderland in 1919 - Pearl of Pit Lane.

On Saturday 7 March 2020 I'll be at Waterstone's Sunderland from 11am -1pm and at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland from 2pm -3pm.

Please come, it'd be great to see you there!
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Corrie weekly update - January 18 2020

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



And if you'd like to support the Coronation Street weekly updates to keep them going (please), you can donate here
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Sunday, January 12, 2020

From novels and short stories to housework and my husband


A few weeks ago I was a guest blogger at the Women's Magazine Writing Blog (Womag Blog) which is run by Patsy Collins.  The blog is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in writing for women's magazines. Patsy keeps it updated with all of the subsmission guidelines for the different mags and tells you which mags no longer accept open submissions, so you don't waste your time submitting stories when they won't even be read, for instance.

You can read my guest blog post here.

Today, Patsy invited me back on to the blog to answer readers' questions. You can find out all about why I think writing novels is a lot like writing short stories, how I come up with ideas for my weekly soap opera Riverside that I write for The People's Friend magazine and why my husband does most of the housework!

All this and more at the Womag Blog.

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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Corrie weekly update - January 11 2020

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

And if you'd like to support the Coronation Street weekly updates to keep them going (please), you can donate here
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Glenda Young - Arty Parti interview and podcast


With huge thanks to Jay Sykes for this incredible opportunity.

I'm featured on the Arty Parti website where you can find out all about my writing life and listen to the Speak up Sunderland podcast where we go on a walking tour around Ryhope to see locations in my novels.

It's all at https://artyparti.com/work#/glenda-young 


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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Corrie weekly update – January 4 2020

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


And if you'd like to support the Coronation Street weekly updates to keep them going (please), you can donate here.
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Glenda Young
Author of dramatic, historical novels with Headline 
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Thursday, January 02, 2020

My guest interview on the Women's Magazine Writers Blog

Kicking off the New Year in style!

I'm a guest on the incredible Women Magazine Writers Blog, it's an essential resource run by Patsy Collins and I'm honoured to be included, talking about writing short stories, soap and sagas.

It's all here > https://womagwriter.blogspot.com/2020/01/guest-post-by-womag-soap-writer-glenda.html

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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

WIN! Pearl of Pit Lane giveaway competition

Competition time!

Enter to win a copy of my saga novel set in Ryhope, Sunderland in 1919, Pearl of Pit Lane, a big bar of choc and some bookmarks!

Enter here >  https://facebook.com/GlendaYoungAuthor 
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor
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