Discover my sagas and cosy crimes

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

First advance reviews are in - and they're great!


The first reviews are starting to come in for my debut cosy crime, Murder at the Seaview Hotel.  These advance reviews are from reviewers at Netgalley, where my publisher Headline, has the book on offer in advance of the August publication date. 

If you are a book blogger or reviewer, you can request the book here.

The reviews have really put a smile on my face. 

Highlights from some of the reviews left so far include the following:

Amanda P says: This is much better than the traditional cosy mystery. It has great characters and good plotting. The star of this book is the sense of place. I have never been to Scarborough, but it’s now on my list of places I must visit. I hope this becomes a series

Vanessa R says: Newly widowed Helen is now the sole proprietor of the Seaview Hotel after the death of her husband. Unsure of whether to continue alone, she's alarmed by strong arm tactics trying to force her to sell the hotel to a mystery buyer. With a  big Elvis convention taking place in Scarborough, Helen finds herself playing host to twelve Elvises. And then a body is discovered.... A terrific tale 

Booklover Bev says: This book has everything with sharp, witty humour added at every opportunity,  I must admit I loved every chapter, getting to know all the characters its a fantastic start to a new series from this author it's definitely a book you cannot put down, a cosy cuddle up book, well done Glenda Young. I so look forward to more from Helen and Suki at the Seaview Hotel Sunny Scarborough. 

Murder at the Seaview Hotel  is out in ebook and hardback and audiobook on August 5th (paperback November 11th). It stars a group of 12 Elvis impersonators called Twelvis and when one of them is found dead with his blue suede shoes missing, B&B landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki are on the case to solve the crime. 

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Glenda Young
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Murder at the Seaview Hotel, pre-order now for just 99p


"I loved this warm, humorous and involving whodunnit with its host of engaging characters and atmospheric Scarborough setting"
says crime writer Clare Chase in the first advance copy review.

I couldn't be happier!

Set in my favourite place, Scarborough in Yorkshire, the book stars 12 Elvis impersonators, Twelvis. When one of them is found dead with his blue suede shoes missing, hotel landlady Helen Dexter sets out to solve the crime. 

Murder at the Seaview Hotel is available to pre-order at only 99p for a very limited time.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Brand new paperback cover reveal for The Miner's Lass



The secret can now be revealed! 

 The paperback version of my 1919 saga THE MINER'S LASS is getting a brand new cover image for its October release - and it's even more gorgeous than the hardback.  

Be sure to let me know what you think!

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Glenda Young
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Webmistress, NetGalley, Sewing & Secrets - my writing week


Calling all book bloggers and reviewers!  My debut cosy crime set in Scarborough - MURDER AT THE SEAVIEW HOTEL - is now available to request from Netgalley - click here.


To reflect the two different genres I'm now writing in - historical sagas and cosy crimes - I've been tweaking and updating my website.  Any feedback most gratefully received, it's here: glendayoungbooks.com


If anyone would like to join a very friendly online sewing group, they're going to be creating designs based on my novel PEARL OF PIT LANE.  All materials and books supplied free.  Contact rokerlifeproject@gmail.com to join in, places are limited so please be quick!


I'm sworn to secrecy right now, but for reasons I'll explain very soon, the hardback version of my novel The Miner's Lass is set to become a collector's item. Can you guess why?


Currently writing my second cosy crime set in Scarborough. Each week I give my draft chapters to my husband to read. Sometimes he returns them with a smile, sometimes a note when something didn't make sense, sometimes there's even tears in his eyes. But this made my day!


When I wasn't writing, I was reading and this week I'm enjoying The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.


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
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook:
GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Online sewing group inspired by Pearl of Pit Lane


If anyone would like to join a very friendly online sewing group, they're going to be creating designs based on my novel PEARL OF PIT LANE. 

All materials and books supplied free. 

Contact rokerlifeproject@gmail.com to join in, places are limited so please be quick!

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Glenda Young
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Friday, June 04, 2021

Murder at the Seaview Hotel now available on Netgalley request


Calling all book bloggers and reviewers!  

My debut cosy crime set in Scarborough - MURDER AT THE SEAVIEW HOTEL - is now available to request from Netgalley - click here.

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Glenda Young
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Elvis, Red Herrings, New Writing North and 99p - my writing week


This week begins a 99p ebook promo of my saga The Paper Mill Girl.  It's only 99p all the way through June. Download it now at http://bit.ly/PaperMillGirl


There was a lot of love for my debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel this week. It was featued in the June edition of the Crime Writers' Association newseletter, Red Herrings.


If you're wondering why the book will have your foot tapping and set your top lip all a-quiver, it's because the book stars a group of 12 Elvis impersonators, called Twelvis. One of them ends up dead with his blue suede shoes missing. Pre-order now at http://bit.ly/MurderAtTheSeaviewHotel 

And I was very proud and happy for my debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel to be included in the latest newsletter from New Writing North, read it all here.


This week I received the most amazing email from a lady who runs AirBnB in Ryhope at the Old Library on Stockton Road. Some recent guests stayed there specially to do a walking tour of Ryhope because of my books! What an absolute honour this is. The AirBnB will now include leaflets and bookmarks about my books for guests to take. 


I had a really funny short story about an unusual proposal, called Popping the Question, in Take a Break Fiction Feast July 2021 magazine, out this week.


When I wasn't writing, I was reading and this week I'm enjoying Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan.


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
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Short story in Take a Break Fiction Feast, July 2021


I've a really funny short story about an unusual proposal, called Popping the Question, in Take a Break Fiction Feast July magazine.

It's in the shops today. 

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Glenda Young
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

My novels inspire booktrail holidays in Ryhope


This week I received an amazing email from the lady who runs an AirBnB in Ryhope at the Old Library on Stockton Road.

Some of her recent guests had stayed there specially to do a walking tour of Ryhope because of my books! 

She's asked for leaflets about my books to put in the Old Library for future guests. I've sent her leaflets and bookmarks and a set of books as a thank you. 

Pinching myself.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

The Paper Mill Girl ebook - yours for just 99p



During the month of June, my novel THE PAPER MILL GIRL is only 99p for the ebook. 

It's a promotion by the pulisher, Headline lasting until midnight on 30 June. 


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Glenda Young
Author of Sagas & Cosy Crime novels, published by Headline



Twitter: @Flaming_Nora
Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor
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