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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update, May 30 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

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Watch my Youtube talk for Gateshead Libraries #booktube


I've made another YouTube author talk, this time for Gateshead LIbraries who invited me to record an author talk to share on social media.

I was due to give some author talks at various libraries around the north east this spring and summer. However, as they've all been cancelled, it's a real honour (if slightly scary) to be doing the talks online instead.

Here's my talk today for Gateshead Libraries. I've subtitled it too and it's 15 minutes long.

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

Short Story in The People's Friend Special: Patching Things Up


Inspired by watching too many episodes of the wonderful telly show The Repair Shop, I wrote a short story called Patching Things Up.

It's a story about a family coping with grief and heartache... so why does a broken heirloom vase take centre stage?



The story is in The People's Friend monthly Special No. 192 in the shops today.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Join me for an online author talk on Weds 27 May with Gateshead Libraries


With all author talks cancelled, join me instead for an online chat with Gateshead Libraries on Weds 27 May about my books with Headline & experience as a writer. I'll talk about my novels, my love of Corrie & my weekly soap Riverside in The People's Friend magazine.

Follow Gateshead Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update, May 23 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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Short Story, The Honesty Box in The People's Friend magazine


I've a short story called The Honesty Box which is published in The People's Friend magazine, out in the shops today.

It's a story inspired by those honesty boxes you sometimes see at the bottom of a lane in the countryside, where farmers encourage you to take eggs, or fruit, and leave the money in the box. And I thought to myself... what if someone left a message in there?  I hope you enjoy the read.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Longlisted in Short Fiction Journal / University of Essex Prize


Really, really happy this morning to find out that I've been longlisted in the Short Fiction Journal / University of Essex short story competition 2020.

They received over 800 entries of which 10 were longlisted (me included) and 10 were shortlisted (sadly me not included).

I can't reveal which story is mine at this stage, but all details of the competition are here.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update, May 16 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

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Celebrating a special day with my first ever YouTube


Today is a special day. It's publication day for The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon, my fourth novel. It's out now in ebook and audiobook and the paperback will be out in October 2020.

To celebrate, I put a pit a bit of lippy on and brushed my hair for the first time in weeks, set a camera up in the living room and plucked up the courage to record my first ever YouTube video.

It's a very short, just three and a half minutes, of me talking about my books and my writing life right now.

If you'd like to see it, it's here.


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

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update - May 9 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

Why being compared to Catherine Cookson makes me nervous


A superb review for Pearl of Pit Lane in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. Thank you!

Mind you, it always makes me nervous when a review mentions the 'C' word - Catherine Cookson. Big shoes to fill and I don't intend to try.

I've only ever read one Catherine Cookson book in my life too, so I know the comparison can't be because I'm trying to write like one of the highest selling authors in the world. It comes, I feel, from writing about a pit village in the northeast and staying true to the dialogue, using the word 'mam' and never 'mum' and simply telling it as it is.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Short Story: Odd One Out


I've a short story called Odd One Out, which is in The People's Friend Special No. 191, in the shops today.

The story is about a mature student, a very mature student, who starts University for the first time in her life. What can she learn from her younger classmates? And what can they learn from her?
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Monday, May 04, 2020

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Stotty, Sagas and Radio 4 - My Writing Week

It's been quite a week.

I was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour about my love of writing and my books. You can listen to the interview here and find out more.



Then my local paper The Sunderland Echo ran a feature on me and my books. You can read it here. 


And then I very proudly revealed the cover to my novel number five, The Paper Mill Girl. You can see it in all its glory here.

Onward!  I might be under lockdown but I'm not keeping quiet. I've learned the hard way that if I don't blow my own trumpet no one else will.

It's hard work - very hard work - but I believe in my writing, my work and my books.

And now it's back to writing my current work in progress, the as-yet untitled novel six for Headline.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update - May 2 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

Friday, May 01, 2020

COVER REVEAL: The Paper Mill Girl


Very proud and happy today to reveal the cover of my fifth novel, The Paper Mill Girl. It'll be released in hardback, ebook and audiobook in November 2020 and in paperback in March next year.



And here it is printed on acetate and overlaid on the handmade sheet of paper I made when researching at Frogmore Mill in Apsley.

You can read all about my visit to Frogmore Mill here, it was fantastic!


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