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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Short story in The Sunday Post newspaper


I've a fun, short story called Stood Up, in today's Sunday Post newspaper. I'm over the moon to be published in this newspaper as it's a very special one for me. It's the paper that my grandparents used to get every Sunday and I'd go along to their house - they lived four doors away from us - to read it. I always felt very grown up!
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

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Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, November 26, 2021

Writing, Editing, Christmas Fayres and Gin- my writing week


This week I've been writing and made a start on my eighth historical saga set in a northeast pit village in 1919. I can't give any spoilers or a title for this one yet, but as soon as I'm able to, I will.  Suffice to say, I'm now writing solidly each weekday morning from Monday to Thursday and I take Fridays and weekends off. I'm loving this book, it's a little different from the others I've written so far, a little bit special... that's all I can say for now.


And as well as making a start on writing the new novel, I've been editing my second cosy crime novel Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel. These edits I'm doing are the proof-reading edits, so it's a case of going through grammatical changes that the professional proof reader has suggested. It's a time-consuming, nitty-gritty task that requires a lot of concentration. It's been a busy week!


In the winter edition of Sunderland Vibe magazine, there's a competition to win one of four copies of my novel The Miner's Lass.   First prize also includes a bottle of gin from House of Ruhr!


I popped into Sunderland Waterstones to sign a load of books, so if you'd like a signed book, get one from there!


And as it's Museum Shop Sunday this weekend, I also signed a load of books in the shop at National Glass Centre, Sunderland. So do pop in and buy one!


Here's what we can look forward to in the coming weeks!

Saturday 11 December from 11-3. I'll be at Roker United Reform Church Christmas Fayre, selling my Sunderland sagas and cosy crimes. Come and say hello!


Saturday 4 December from 10-12. My Sunderland sagas will be on sale at Sunderland's Christ College PTA Christmas Fayre on Sat 4 December from 10am to 12 noon.   Note, I won't be there, sadly, but my books will!  



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

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com


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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Win books and gin with Sunderland Vibe magazine



In the winter edition of Sunderland Vibe magazine, there's a competition to win one of four copies of my novel The Miner's Lass.  

First prize also includes a bottle of gin from House of Ruhr!
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Sunday, November 21, 2021

My books for sale at two Sunderland Christmas Fayres


Saturday 4 December from 10-12

My Sunderland sagas will be on sale at Sunderland's Christ College PTA Christmas Fayre on Sat 4 December from 10am to 12 noon.   Note, I won't be there, sadly, but my books will!  

Saturday 11 December from 11-3

I'll be at Roker United Reform Church Christmas Fayre, selling my Sunderland sagas and cosy crimes. Come and say hello!

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, November 19, 2021

Glossy mags, book launch & Santa hats - my writing week



 

This week I've been finalising research for my next historical saga set in 1919.  I've now written up chapter plans and ran them through this fantastic book to make sure that all of my plot points and characters stand up to scrutiny. Next week I begin writing - and I'll be immersed in that for the next few months.



My online book launch for Murder at the Seaview Hotel is now online for you to watch, if you'd like to. It's only 30 minutes long and it's a lot of fun! Hosted by Gemma Alexander of Scarborough's South Cliff Gardens, it's here and you can watch it on YouTube here.


MURDER AT THE SEAVIEW HOTEL is just 99p in the UK and 99c in the US right now! Buy it now at http://smarturl.it/MurderSeaviewHotel


You can now buy my signed, dedicated books for Christmas.  All sagas £6.99 each and the cosy crime is £9.99 (prices include UK 2nd class postage).   Email me at glenda (dot) sunderland (at) gmail (dot) com if you'd like any books, thank you!

 

I'm really happy to have my novels previewed in two local, prestigious magazines.  First off, in North East Living magazine, there's a preview of my gritty saga, The Miner's Lass.  And in the Yorkshire Living magazine, there's a preview of my cosy crime set in Scarborough, Murder at the Seaview Hotel.


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

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Video: Online book launch for Murder at the Seaview Hotel


My online book launch for Murder at the Seaview Hotel is now online for you to watch, if you'd like to. It's only 30 minutes long and it's a lot of fun!

Hosted by Gemma Alexander of Scarborough's South Cliff Gardens, it's here and you can watch it below.




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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Buy my signed, dedicated novels for Christmas gifts


Signed, dedicated books for Christmas. 

All sagas £6.99 each and the cosy crime is £9.99 (prices include UK 2nd class postage).  

Email me at glenda (dot) sunderland (at) gmail (dot) com if you'd like any books, thank you!

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Book previews in North East Living and Yorkshire Living magazines


I'm really happy to have my novels previewed in two local, prestigious magazines.  

First off, in North East Living magazine, there's a preview of my gritty saga, The Miner's Lass (above). 

And in the Yorkshire Living magazine (below), there's a preview of my cosy crime set in Scarborough, Murder at the Seaview Hotel.


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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Friday, November 12, 2021

Book launch, Blog tour, Museum shops, Features & Reviews - my writing week


This week I've been continuing to research for saga number 8 set in 1919.  


It was another crazy, busy week with another paperback launch!  Yes, two paperback launches in a matter of weeks, my head is spinning. This week was the turn of the launch for my debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel.   


There was a full page spread in The Scarborough News helping promote the book launch for my debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel. 


Murder at the Seaview Hotel was featured on BBC Radio York - listen to my interview here.

And featured in The York Press - read the feature here.


Murder at the Seaview Hotel was also  given a wonderful review in this week's The People's Friend magazine. You can enter to win a copy of the book, but you need to buy the magazine that's in the shops until Tuesday next week.


Meanwhile my new saga The Miner's Lass was on a "blog tour" this week, being reviewed by book bloggers. Want to know what they made of the book? All their reviews are here.

Absolutely over the moon that The Miner's Lass is going to be on sale in the shop at Durham Mining Museum in Spennymoor and in the shop at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield.  Thank you to both museums for their support.


I wrote a feature on researching historical fiction during lockdown last year and it's been published in The Romantic Novelists' Association newsletter, Romance Matters. I was very happy to have this published.



The North East book fairies left a secret copy of my novel Belle of the Back Streets at Saint Paul's church in Ryhope this week. How lovely!  Find out more here.


My November author newsletter with competitions and special offers is now online 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

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com



Thursday, November 11, 2021

Paperback publication day for Murder at the Seaview Hotel


Today's the day for the paperback publication of my debut cosy crime, Murder at the Seaview Hotel.

Murder at the Seaview Hotel is a fun, cosy crime set in Scarborough and published by Headline. It stars 12 Elvis impersonators (called Twelvis!) and when one is found dead with his blue suede shoes missing, hotel landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki are on the case to solve the crime.

Find out more here >  bit.ly/MurderAtTheSeaviewHotel 
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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Miner's Lass - the Book Blogger reviews


This week The Miner's Lass went out on a blog tour. 

What's a blog tour?  

It's when the publisher sends out copies of the book to serious book bloggers and each blogger takes a turn to review the book. 

The reviews are all in and here they all are with some of my favourite quotes highlighted below. Click on the link to each blog review to read it in full.

Thank you all at Headline and all of the book bloggers for reading the book and posting their incredible reviews. It means the world to me.


"I loved this book. Fantastic storyline, fantastic characters. Loved the writing style, it all flowed really well and I was left wanting more when the book ended. Highly recommended".  






"The Miner’s Lass is superbly written. She certainly knows how to grab the reader’s attention and draw them into what proves to be one hell of a story."  



"Have devoured this, this week and what a book of twists, trials and tribulations! Absolutely fantastic read, highly recommended. Perfect for saga lovers. Historical fiction lovers too! Escape this winter into a world of miners cottages."

Read the full review > https://www.instagram.com/p/CV_s7rZI2XX/



"If you’re thinking you don’t read sagas, then think again; you’ve not read Glenda Young’s sagas!"




"The Miner’s Lass continues to cement Glenda Young’s standing as one of the genre’s most talented writers."  




"o, we’re six stories deep into Glenda Young’s Ryhope saga novels, but rest assured, things are far from getting boring... that scene with the bath tub will live rent-free in my mind for a while!'"

Read the full review here >  https://clydescorner.org/2021/11/10/blog-tour-the-miners-lass

Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Win Murder at the Seaview Hotel in The People's Friend magazine


There's a great competition in this week's The People's Friend magazine for you to win a copy of my debut cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel. You can also win some other great books too!

You'll need to buy the magazine to enter, good luck!

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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Murder at the Seaview Hotel on BBC Radio York with 'Bek by the Sea'


I had a lovely chat with Bek by the Sea on BBC Radio York about my debut cosy crime set Murder at the Seaview Hotel, set in Scarborough, it's out in paperback on Thursday, November 11th. 


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Glenda Young

Twitter: @Flaming_Nora

Facebook: GlendaYoungAuthor

Website: GlendaYoungBooks.com
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