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Friday, July 30, 2021

All shook up! Featured in the Crime Readers' Association newsletter


I'm all shook up about this! 

Featured in the Crime Readers' Association newsletter for August 2021. 

My debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel.

Cosy Crime Featuring 12 Elvis Impersonators Will Leave You All Shook Up!

Glenda Young

My debut cosy crime, Murder at the Seaview Hotel, is released by Headline in August 2021 in ebook, hardback and audiobook, with the paperback in November. It’s set in Yorkshire, in the seaside town of Scarborough, and stars a troupe of twelve Elvis impersonators called Twelvis. They arrive at the Seaview Hotel for an Elvis fan convention but their story takes a dark turn when one of the Elvis impersonators is murdered and his blue suede shoes are stolen. Hotel landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki are soon on the case to solve the murder. Murder at the Seaview Hotel is the first in a series of three cosy crimes starring Helen Dexter and Suki and set in the Seaview Hotel.
 
Cosy crimes are all about sleuthing, strong characters, mystery, suspects and a wealth of red herrings. And in Murder at the Seaview Hotel, it’s also about Elvis impersonators and their quivering top lips, white-suited shaking hips, diamant√©, collars and big-buckle belts.
 
So, why did I choose Elvis and why set it in Scarborough? Well, who doesn’t love Elvis or know at least one of his songs? And I chose Scarborough as the setting because I adore the seaside town; it’s my happy place and I was married there.     
 
Murder at the Seaview Hotel was a lot of fun to write and you can even sing along! While writing the book I listened to a different Elvis song each day to get me in the right mood for creating Twelvis. I’ve now curated a playlist to sing along as you read and you can download the playlist at Spotify http://bit.ly/MurderAtTheSeaviewHotelSpotify or YouTube http://bit.ly/MurderAtTheSeaviewHotelYouTube.
 
Ladies-and-gentlemen, thankyouverymuch. Glenda Young has now left this article.
 
Murder at the Seaview Hotel is out on 5 August. You can find out more about Glenda and her writing here.

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Candy rock, podcasts and Elvis - my writing week


This week I finally sent off the completed manuscript to my   publisher, Headline, for the second in the series of my cosy crime novels. It's called Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel and is out in May 2022. There's still a long way to go before I can consider this novel finished, however. There's editing to be done once it returns from Headline, plus proof-reading and copy editing. But still, I breathed an enormous sigh of relief at having finished the manuscript at last. It's been a joy writing this book and I've loved bringing the characters from Murder at the Seaview Hotel back to life.


I'm absolutely over the moon to have been interviewed on the Visit Scarborough podcast about my cosy crime novel set in the seaside resort.  My book is the first of a series of three to be set in Scarborough and published by Headline. It's out in ebook, hardback and audiobook in August and in paperback in September. It's called Murder at the Seaview Hotel and you can hear me on the podcast on the Visit Scarborough website. I begin speaking at 9 mins and 50 seconds.


You can enter to win a lot of Scarborough goodies to help celebrate the release on August 5 of Murder at the Seaview HotelThe winner will receive a signed hardback book, a box of Scarborough fudge, a stick of Scarborough rock, postcards and bookmarks PLUS a solar-powered dancing Elvis!  Why Elvis? Because my book stars 12 Elvis impersonators called Twelvis. One is found dead with hisblue suede shoes missing and hotel landlady Helen Dexter is on the case to solve the crime. Five runners-up in the competition will each win a stick of Scarborough rock, postcards and bookmarks. Competition closes on Saturday 7 August at 12 noon. Enter at the pinned post here. Good luck!


Also this week I was very honoured to be included in the weekly newsletter from Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre - who are looking forward to the release of my cosy crime next week.


This week I was very happy to have not just one, but two, novels included in The Bookseller's Buyer's guide to Fiction (August 2021 to Jan 2022). The books featured were my cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel which is out in ebook, hardback and audiobook in August 2021...


...and my saga The Miner's Lass which is out in paperback in October 2021.


Also in the special Northern weekly edition of The Bookseller, The Miner's Lass gets another mention too.


A missing dog and a disappearing husband – can Val solve these mysteries on her first day as a Private Detective? My short story about Val the village detective, called “On The Case” was published this week in The People's Friend Special No. 212. It's a lovely story.


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


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Val the village detective is On the Case



A missing dog and a disappearing husband – can Val solve these mysteries on her first day as a Private Detective? My short story about Val the village detective, called “On The Case” is published today in The People's Friend Special No. 212.

It's a lovely little story.



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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Win Scarborough goodies to launch Murder at the Seaview Hotel on August 5



You can enter to win a lot of Scarborough goodies to help celebrate the release on August 5 of my cosy crime set there - Murder at the Seaview Hotel

The winner will receive a signed hardback book, a box of Scarborough fudge, a stick of Scarborough rock, postcards and bookmarks PLUS a solar-powered dancing Elvis!  

Why Elvis?

Because my book stars 12 Elvis impersonators called Twelvis. One is found dead with his blue suede shoes missing and hotel landlady Helen Dexter is on the case to solve the crime.

Five runners-up in the competition will each win a stick of Scarborough rock, postcards and bookmarks.

Competition closes on Saturday 7 August at 12 noon. Enter at the pinned post here. Good luck!

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Three mentions in this week's Bookseller magazine and Buyer's Guide


I'm really happy to have not just one, but two, novels included in The Bookseller's Buyer's guide to Fiction (August 2021 to Jan 2022).

The books featured are my cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel which is out in ebook, hardback and audiobook in August 2021...


...and my saga The Miner's Lass which is out in paperback in October.


Also in the special Northern weekly edition of The Bookseller, The Miner's Lass gets another mention too.


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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Chatting about Cosy Crime on the Visit Scarborough podcast


I'm absolutely over the moon to have been interviewed on the Visit Scarborough podcast about my cosy crime novel set in the seaside resort. 

My book is the first of a series of three to be set in Scarborough and published by Headline. It's out in ebook, hardback and audiobook in August and in paperback in September.

It's called Murder at the Seaview Hotel and you can hear me on the podcast on the Visit Scarborough website. 

I begin speaking at 9 mins and 50 seconds.

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Friday, July 23, 2021

Crime case files, Paper historians and Victoria Wood - my writing week


I'm very honoured this week to be featured, not once, but twice, in this month's Case Files - which is the newsletter for the Crime Readers' Association. My debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel is featured as it's published very soon, on August 5th, with Headline.


I'm also featured in an article called The Daily Grind where I chat about my writing desk, my writing routine and the snacks I like to eat as I write (cheese scones, crumpets).  You can read the latest edition of Case Files here.

I'm honoured to report that my novel The Paper Mill Girl has been reviewed by none other than the British Association of Paper Historians in their recent newsletter.  Researching my historical novels are my most favourite part of the whole process. I spend up to 6 weeks researching details of the era which make their way into my writing. It helps to give a flavour of authenticity, as much as I can, to my work.  I'm absolutely over the moon that my research has been recognised by such an esteemed group. And just as importantly, that they enjoyed reading it too.  You can read the review here.


A reminder that my competition is still running on my Facebook page to win one of my saga novels plus a bar of gorgeous Galaxy and free bookmarks. Three prizes to be won. Enter at the pinned post on my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/GlendaYoungAuthor - ends Saturday 24 July 2021 at 12 noon.

When I haven't been writing this week, I've been reading and this week I've lost myself in the authorised biography of Victoria Wood written by Jasper Rees. It's a wonderful read, the life story of a wonderful, talented woman and a heroine of mine.  


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


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Thursday, July 22, 2021

British Association of Paper Historians praise The Paper Mill Girl


I'm honoured to report that my novel The Paper Mill Girl has been reviewed by none other than the British Association of Paper Historians in their recent newsletter.  

Researching my historical novels are my most favourite part of the whole process. I spend up to 6 weeks researching details of the era which make their way into my writing. It helps to give a flavour of authenticity, as much as I can, to my work.  I'm absolutely over the moon that my research has been recognised by such an esteemed group. And just as importantly, that they enjoyed reading it too.

You can read the review below, simply click on it to enlarge it.  You can buy the book here.

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Crime Readers' Association Newsletter - Murder at the Seaview Hotel


I'm very honoured to be featured, not once, but twice, in this month's Case Files - which is the newsletter for the Crime Readers' Association.

My debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel is featured as it's published very soon, on August 5th, with Headline.

I'm also featured in an article called The Daily Grind where I chat about my writing desk, my writing routine and the snacks I like to eat as I write (cheese scones, crumpets).  


You can read the latest edition of Case Files here.
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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Friday, July 16, 2021

Competition, proggy mats, community lecture and newsletter - my writing week


This week, once again, I've been knee-deep in editing my second cosy crime, Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel. It's not an easy process, and one that I'm dedicating the whole of July to.

The latest edition of my monthly newsletter went out to readers and fans this week. If you'd like to read it, it's online here.  And you can sign up to receive the newsletters via my website, here
This week I have a competition running on my Facebook page to win one of my saga novels plus a bar of gorgeous Galaxy and free bookmarks. Three prizes to be won. Enter at the pinned post on my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/GlendaYoungAuthor 


This week I gave an online Community Lecture for Sunderland University, all about writing historical fiction at the end of WW1 in Sunderland. Details are here.


Researching my historical saga Pearl of Pit Lane I made a clippy mat at Beamish Museum. Anyway, it fell to bits as I'm rubbish at sewing. The lady who's going to repair it runs the sewing group who are creating designs based on my novels. A lovely bit of synchronicity. Read all about my mat making day at Beamish Museum here > https://flamingnora.blogspot.com/2018/08/proggy-mat-making-at-beamish.html


When I haven't been writing and editing, I've been reading and this week I've really enjoyed The Mercies by Karin Millwood Hargrave. It's a magical book and I highly recommend 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


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Glenda Young, Author - July newsletter now online


The latest edition of my monthly newsletter to readers and fans has just been sent out. If you'd like to sign up to receive the newsletter by email, click here.

And if you'd like to read the newsletter first before you decide if it's something you'd like to receive - with competitions, special offers and news, then it's here

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor
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