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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

My interview on BBC Radio York with Bek by the Sea



My new novel The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon is set between the northeast and Scarborough in 1919. 

And I had the pleasure of speaking to Twitter friend Bek by the Sea for her radio show on BBC York this week all about the Scarborough elements of the book.

If you'd like to listen to it, it's here and I start speaking at 44 mins in.

It's available on the BBC Sounds app for 29 days from September 28, 2020.

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

Sunderland's best selling local author


Today I was invited into my local branch of Waterstones book shop in The Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland. I was there, not for a book signing this time, as book signings are a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic this year and none are taking place. 

Instead, I went into sign books for the shelves. 


Books? Check. Pen? Check. Hand sanitiser? Mask? Check and check.  All books signed, all done and dusted and I was on my way out of the shop when I saw the last two books on a table directly in front of the bookshop door, it's the first thing customers see on their way into the shop. 



On it, the lovely staff at Waterstones had printed 'Sunderland's best selling local author' and I had to take a a photo, of course!  As I was doing so, a lady came up to me to ask me about the book. We had a socially distanced chat through masks (!) and she bought a book which I happily signed for her.

Oh, and I'm in the window next to Barack Obama. Not bad for a lass from a pit village.



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

Monday, September 28, 2020

Featured in University of Sunderland News


Sunderland University is a very special to me as it's where I studied Journalism as a (very) mature student. 

I'm therefore honoured to be included in a news item on the University's website about the release of my new novel set in Sunderland, The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon.

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

My interview on BBC Radio Newcastle


I LOVE doing radio interviews!  

And I'm pleased to say I was interviewed on BBC Radio Newcastle this morning talking to their DJ Gilly Hope all about my new novel The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon. 

I also talk about how I moved into the world of being a writer, about researching during a pandemic and why eavesdropping on the bus is always a good idea.

You can listen to my interview at BBC Sounds where I start talking at 1hr 13 and again at 1hr 40.  Enjoy!

It's available here.

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

Blog Tour for The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon


The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon goes on Blog Tour this week!

Follow these bloggers to discover this week what they think about The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon! 

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

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update, Sep 26 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

Sunderland Literature Festival 2020


Sunderland Literature Festival 2020 will be held this year online.  I'm really chuffed to be part of it and not just that, but my slot is happening on the first day too!

You can find out all about the festival and read the PDF brochure here.

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

Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Story of My Life


The People's Friend have produced a unique, feel-good special and I'm honoured to have a short story included. 

It's about a chap who decides to write his life story whilst he's got free time in lockdown but life has a sneaky habit of getting in the way! 

The People's Friend Feel-Good Special 2020 magazine is now in the shops.

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

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update, Sep 19 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, September 17, 2020

The Miner's Lass


I'm very happy to reveal the title and details of my sixth saga set in Ryhope in 1919.

THE MINER'S LASS will be released by Headline in ebook and hardback in May 2021 and in paperback in November 2021.  

It features perhaps the most innocent of all my heroines so far, Ruby Dinsdale, who is a plucky young lass who gets her heart broken in the worst possible way. There's family, feuding and fighting in this book along with mental health issues and the Sunderland Borough Lunatic Asylum. As always with my books, it's a very dramatic read that cracks along at a fast pace. 

You can find out more about it and even pre-order if you'd like to - click here.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Short story in The Sunday Post


I've had a short story published in The Sunday Post newspaper!

If you read it, I hope you really enjoy it.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

BBC York interview: The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon


This week I was interviewed on BBC York where I was chatting to DJ Adam Tomlinson all about my new novel, The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon, which is set between Sunderland & Scarborough.

If you'd like to listen to it, I start speaking at 3 hours, 38 minutes at BBC Sounds 

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

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update, Sep 12 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, September 11, 2020

Short story in Take a Break's Fiction Feast


I've a short story called First Steps which is published in Take a Break's Fiction Feast (October 2020) magazine in the shops now.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Win copies of my new book with The Sunderland Echo


My new novel set in Ryhope, Sunderland in 1919 will be out in the shops on October 1st. My local paper,The Sunderland Echo, have a competition to win one of five free copies!

Enter the competition here.
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Glenda Young
Author of historical novels with Headline
Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Coronation Street Weekly Update, Sep 5 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
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