Discover my sagas and cosy crimes

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The People's Friend magazine features sewing group creating designs inspired by my books


My novels are being read in Sunderland by a local book group. And as if that wasn't enough of a huge thing for me (I'm over the moon about it!), the book group have also set up a sewing group and they're creating designs based on my books. It's incredible.

The sewing group and the book group are bringing together people who love reading, but also, who are supporting each other online and in person through this most difficult of times.

News about the sewing group has made its way to the press and it's featured in The People's Friend magazine, in the shops today.

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Curtain up on cover reveal for new Scarborough cosy crime


I'm over the moon to be able to share the cover of my second cosy crime - Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel.  

It's number two of three books set in Scarborough and starring B&B Landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound, Suki.

Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel is about a group of actors who stay at the Seaview Hotel. However, one of them ends up dead and her fellow actors fall under suspicion. But who's telling the truth - and who's acting their way out to save their skins?

I hope you really enjoy my series of cosy crimes, they are so much fun to write. 

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Friday, June 25, 2021

Crime Writers' Association - Emerging from Lockdown


I'm featured on the Crime Writers' Association YouTube channel where I speak on the theme of Emerging... for National Crime Writing Month. 

I'm emerging as a debut cosy crime author and you can watch the video below:



Find out more about Murder at the Seaview Hotel
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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Community book donations and The End - my writing week


This week I reached a milestone  as I finished the first draft of my second cosy crime novel set at the Seaview Hotel in Scarborough. I've still got a long way to go, editing, chopping and changing, before I send the complete manuscript to Headline. But it's always a delight writing these two special words.
I've now started the long process of editing my work, which is never an easy task.

This week I've been donating a lot of my books to causes close to my heart, once again. The books have been donated to the village where the books are set, the village where I grew up and was born and bred.

40 copies of The Paper Mill Girl have been donated to Ryhope Community Centre who will distribute the books with afternoon teas to residents who are isolated.


And a further 25 copies of my books (5 of each paperback novel) have been donated to Saint Paul's church charity shop in Ryhope for sale.


A reminder that the 99p offer for my gritty, bestselling, northeast saga THE PAPER MILL GIRL ends on Wednesday June 30 - that's next week. Download it now at bit.ly/PaperMillGirl and I hope you'll really enjoy it, thank you!


When I wasn't writing this week, I was reading and I finished reading A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion. I enjoyed it a lot, it was disturbing and made me think I knew all the twists and turns coming, when I didn't.


I also started reading The Nix by Nathan Hall. This is a mammoth book, almost 700 pages so I might be reading it for some time. It's great though and I'm really enjoying it.



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

Friday, June 18, 2021

Bookshops, feathers, reviews and short stories - my writing week


This week I've made great progress writing my second cosy crime set in Scarborough at the Seaview Hotel. I'm almost finished writing the first draft. First of all I "get it down, then get it good" so it's still a bit rough around the edges, but I'll soon knock it into shape.

Also this week I sent out my monthly newsletter with details of not one, but two, 99p special offers! You can read it online here. And if you'd like to sign up to receive it in your inbox, you can do so here

It's fantastic to be back in bookshops!  This week I visited Sunderland Waterstones who are hugely supportive. They even have a table dedicated to all of my sagas set in Sunderland.


I have a short story published this week in The People's friend Special No. 210, in the shops now. The story is called A Face For Radio and it's really funny, about a radio DJ who thinks no-one will like him if they meet him in the flesh.


This week, the first reviews are coming in for my debut cosy crime, Murder at the Seaview Hotel.

"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. 


Also this week.... 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.  

My saga The Paper Mill Girl made it into the top 10 of three separate Amazon charts this week. I'm over the moon! It's only 99p until the end of June. Download it here.


Elsewhere this week, the Roker United Book Club (Sewing for Sanity) are sending out boxes full of sewing and crafts goodies to their members. It's free to join and books and sewing materials and provided. It's not too late to join in, but you'll need to be quick if you want to join. They're creating designs based on my novel Pearl of Pit Lane.  To join in, email rokerlifeproject@gmail.com


When I wasn't writing, I was reading, and this week I've been enjoying Actress by Anne Enright.


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

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
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