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Friday, August 27, 2021

Book signings and Blogs - my writing week


This week I was featured on Rachel Brimble's esteemed blog talking about writing sagas, story inspiration, book titles and why cheese scones and buttered crumpets are a writer's best friend! You can read it all here


I visited Waterstones Durham to sign books, which was fantastic! The staff in bookshops are always so supportive.



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, August 21, 2021

My secrets of writing sagas revealed on Rachel Brimble's Blog


It's Saga Saturday and today I'm on Rachel Brimble's esteemed blog talking about writing sagas, story inspiration, book titles and why cheese scones and buttered crumpets are a writer's best friend!

You can read it all here

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Friday, August 20, 2021

Shortlisted, short stories and romance - my writing week


This week I'm delighted to report that I have been shortlisted in the Kilmore Quay 'Write by the Sea' short story competition. I'm one of nine on the shortlist and the results will be out in September.  What an honour to be on this list!


A village online chat group descends into comedy chaos, in my short story The Village Forum, published today in The People's Friend Special No. 213.  It's really funny and I LOVE IT. 


Very happy to report that my debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel is included in The Bookseller's paperback fiction preview for November.


My interview with the Romantic Novelists' Association in which I reveal the secrets of writing sagas, cosy crimes and my weekly soap opera ... and what I really get up to during the day, it's all here.

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, August 19, 2021

My interview with the Romantic Novelists' Association

My interview with the Romantic Novelists' Association in which I reveal the secrets of writing sagas, cosy crimes and my weekly soap opera ... and what I really get up to during the day, it's all here.

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Comedy chaos in my short story The Village Forum


A village online chat group descends into comedy chaos, in my short story The Village Forum, published today in The People's Friend Special No. 213. 

It's really funny and I LOVE IT. 

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Shortlisted in Kilmore Quay Write By The Sea Writing Competition 2021


Delighted to have been shortlisted in the Kilmore Quay 'Write by the Sea' short story competition. I'm one of nine on the shortlist and the results will be out in September. 


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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Murder at the Seaview Hotel in The Bookseller's November fiction preview


Very happy to report that  Murder at the Seaview Hotel is included in The Bookseller's paperback fiction preview for November.

I'm right underneath Trevor Wood's second Newcastle-set crime novel too! Looking forward to reading that one very much, his first was incredible. 

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Friday, August 13, 2021

BBC & Alan Ayckbourn - my writing week


My interview with DJ Jeremy Buxton on BBC Radio York is now available online.  My bit starts at 43mins & 47secs and I reveal how YOU can star in my next cosy crime novel while helping a great cause! Listen to it all here > https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09qdsf1 


My debut cosy crime set in Scarborough  - Murder at the Seaview Hotel - was mentioned on the official Alan Ayckbourn YouTube channel from 2 mins 7 seconds  - watch it here. 


I was honoured to be included on a blog post written by the editor of The People's Friend magazine, all about the magazine's 'family'.  You can read it all here.


I called into Sunderland Waterstones this week and signed a pile of books on the table they keep specially for my novels. They are hugely supportive in there.


I'm on the esteemed Women's Magazine Writers' Blog talking about how your writing comfort zone is bigger than you think!  Read all about it here  https://womagwriter.blogspot.com/2021/08/guest-post-by-womag-writer-and-novelist.html


I updated the list of online talks I'm giving this autumn. They're all free so please join me if you can!  Here's the list.


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, August 11, 2021

Included in this month's News Round on the Alan Ayckbourn YouTube channel


I can now die happy. 

My debut cosy crime set in Scarborough  - Murder at the Seaview Hotel - is mentioned on the official Alan Ayckbourn YouTube channel from 2 mins 7 seconds > 

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Why your writing comfort zone is bigger than you think


I'm on the esteemed Women's Magazine Writers' Blog today talking about how your writing comfort zone is bigger than you think! 

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Monday, August 09, 2021

Honoured to be included in this...


I'm feeling very honoured today to be given a name check from the editor of The People's Friend magazine, Angela Gilchrist. 

Angela writes a blog post about welcoming new writers to the magazine and includes me as an example of what can happen after sending in the first story to the magazine. 

My life changed completely... and yours could too.

Read it all here.

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Here's how YOU can star as a character in my next cosy crime - and support a great cause


This is me (in the stripes) and my lifelong friend Lynn with her assistance dogs. Lynn and I grew up next door to each other and have known each other all of our lives. We've lived through good perms and bad, and while other friends have come and gone, we've stuck together. In order words, she can't get rid of me!

Well, as I grew up with Lynn, I know how vital her assistance dogs are to her as she suffers from multiple disabilities. Not only does Lynn have two assistance dogs of her own but she also helps train other assistance dogs for disabled people.

I've now teamed up with Lynn and Dog A.I.D. (Assistance in Disability) for you to win your name as a character in my next cosy crime novel.  All entries will go into a hat and the winner will be chosen by one of my friend Lynn's assistance dogs when the competition ends in September.


And here's a fun video Lynn made of me telling you all about the competition, with the help of her assistance dogs Nancy and Bella. It's a short video so do stay for the bloopers at the end!

 

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Murder at the Seaview Hotel on BBC Radio York


My interview with DJ Jeremy Buxton on BBC Radio York is now available online. 

My bit starts at 43mins & 47secs and I reveal how YOU can star in my next cosy crime novel while helping a great cause! 

__

Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Friday, August 06, 2021

Two competitions and two 99p offers - it's my August newsletter



Two competitions and two 99 pence offers in my August newsletter, just out! 

If you don't already subscribe to my monthly mailing list, you can sign up here and read it online here 

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Writing Sagas - and being all shook up in Scarborough



Bookish Jottings blog has always been very supportive of my historical sagas set in 1919. 

So how did they like my contemporary cosy crime starring 12 Elvis impersonators, Murder at the Seaview Hotel? 

You can find out on Bookish Jottings here.

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Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Book launch, TikTok, Shots Blog - my writing week



Well, this week is a BIG week for it's the week when my debut cosy crime is released. I might have had a drink or two. If you see a happier middle-aged woman this week, I'd be surprised.  If you'd like to read about what I got up to on publication day, it's all here.


I was all shook up to be included in the Crime Readers' Association newsletter for August 2021 which you can read on their website.


One lucky reader can win a competition to have their name included as a character in my second cosy crime book set in Scarborough! With thanks to the Scarborough News for featuring the story, read it all here.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is visit the Dog A.I.D. (Assistance in Disability) website and donate whatever you can afford. All entries will go into a hat and the winner will be chosen by one of my friend Lynn's assistance dogs. I grew up with Lynn and know how vital the assistance dogs are to her as she suffers from multiple disabilities. Not only does Lynn have two assistance dogs of her own but she also helps train other assistance dogs for disabled people.


Here I am with my friend Lynn and her dogs, all of them in their Dog A.I.D. working outfits.  Want to see the fun video for Tik-Tok that we made? It's available on other channels too and it's here.


I was interviewed by Shots Magazine crime blog about why I've gone from writing about life in a coal mining village to writing cosy crime. You can read it all here.


And my interview on Bookish Jottings blog about writing sagas and being all shook up in Scarborough can be read here.


Two competitions and two 99 pence offers in my August newsletter, just out! If you don't already subscribe to my monthly mailing list, you can sign up here  and read it online here   


Back to where it all started with my debut novel, Belle of the Back Streets.   Set in the northeast coalmining village of Ryhope in 1919 it stars a young woman determined to do all she can to feed her family, even if it means taking on her dad's rag and bone round, in some of the roughest parts of town. It's only 99p for the ebook during August. Download it now, it's here.


And I was invited to a meeting of a local book group who read my books and they held an afternoon tea, it was a truly  joyous event.


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!

__

Glenda Young


Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor
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