Having last penned an author’s update at Christmas, it definitely feels like time to regale my readers with the newest chapters in my author-ly world…
So I’ll start with a reminiscence – when I signed into Facebook this morning, it reminded me that 12 months ago, I’d just received an email tell me that my first book Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life was honoured as finalist in the International Book Awards. It was a message that I had completely ignored, until my publisher got in touch to congratulate me – bless…
And whilst I have been working on new projects since that book was published (more of that later…), I’m delighted to say that Peachey Letters still has a life of its own. In fact the book and I are staging a ‘comeback tour’, which kicks off with a Meet the Author event next month.
It’s all happening on Tuesday the 7th of June at The Amethyst Centre in Coventry and will be a relaxed lunch time event, where I will first be interviewed by the Centre’s proprietor – Chris Ramsbottom-Pampling, and then we will throw the floor open to audience questions, whilst simultaneously tucking into a buffet lunch (strawberries and cream have been promised, which for me, makes it worth the £10.00 ticket price alone!).
Together we’ll be exploring the writing process and the therapeutic properties of letter writing, as well as diving deeper into the book for more insights, so I really look forward to you joining us and to finding out more about the Amethyst Holistic centre too. You can get your tickets by clicking on this link…
As for my other author-ly projects: In February – the fourth anniversary of my Peachey Letters Blog, I set myself a new challenge – to write and publish a new post every day for a month. Of course I had to pick a bloomin’ leap year so that February had an extra day, but then again, I did meet the challenge 😉
What came out was not only ‘Peachey Letters’, offering coach-ly insights into life and learning, but also a lot of fiction posts. In fact I was trying out material for my very first novel. Set in the ‘magical realism’ genre, under the working title of ‘Seraph on an Island’, it goes on the life journey of an ordinary woman, who has the extraordinary gift of flying, or then again, maybe imagines that she has…
Set in the 1970s, it is a tale both gritty and fantastical, contrasting a difficult life with flights of fantasy, leaving you wondering if what the heroine experiences, is really real. If you are intrigued by the premise, please check out the fiction posts on my blog and let me know what you think, this link will take you there direct.
My non-fiction ‘Peachey Letters’ posts have evolved and transmuted in a new persona and style – which has a new identity to go with it. My new ‘Transient Goddess’ posts, track the life and learning of someone who is both flawed and perfect, laughing, analysing and finding her way forward. That’ll be me, referring to myself here in the third person, but in my writing – most definitely in the first!
When I’m not bashing away at my laptop, I’m out and about supporting my coaching and corporate clients. Currently I’m working with a charity called Circles Network – who provide a range of support programmes for vulnerable children and adults. It’s a fascinating organisation, which lists person centred support, advocacy and equine assisted learning amongst its range of support services.
I’m therefore delighted to invite you to their summer fund raising ball, being held on Saturday 25th June at Coombe Abbey Hotel near Coventry. This means that you get the opportunity to support an excellent cause, whilst wining, dining and dancing the night away in gorgeous surroundings, all for the price of £50. If you would like to know more and buy your tickets, then check out the details here.
Well, that concludes the latest chapters in the writing life of a Transient Goddess – thank you for being on this page with me. If you are curious about my coaching work and what a difference it will make to your life or business, or want to know more about my writing, then please do get in touch – you can contact me here…
With warm regards
LifeWork Consultancy & Coaching
* Author of Peachey Letters – Love Letters to Life and Co-Author of The F-Factor
* Winner of a Women Inspiring Women Award 2013
* Shortlisted for Women’s Coach in the APCTC Awards 2014, nominated in 2012 & 2013
* Nominated for a Networking Mummies National Recognition Award 2015
* International Book Awards Finalist 2015, Women’s Issues Category