21 Jan 12:00
Grab your coffee and your blueberry muffin as you settle in for a reading from 'The Funny Tale of Cameron and the Boxes' by the author, Sylvia Christine Reid. Find time to relax as you listen to the author read from her collection of children's short stories as she talks about Cameron trying to find her way back home. When Cameron meets a mysterious wizard, he doesn't believe that magic is real. "Put me in a cardboard box!" he jokes. To his astonishment, Cameron finds himself inside a toy box! Join him on a magical adventure as he explores and tries to find his way back home!
169-173 High St, Scunthrope, Lincolnshire, DN15 6EH
21 Jan 13:00
The Bookshop in East Grinstead is hosting Pippa Kelly, author of Invisible Ink from 1pm. Now is the opportunity to buy an outstanding new book, or have your old one signed.
This contemporary fiction piece is something you'll definitely want to get your hands on. London lawyer Max Rivers has it all - a burgeoning career, a beautiful girlfriend, an exclusive address - but he harbours a long-buried secret that threatens to destroy his carefully constructed world. Invisible Ink is a mesmerising novel of guilt, loss and betrayal within a family - of sibling jealousy that threatens to run out of control, a mother's life all-but forgotten through the fog of dementia and a son who longs to, but cannot, escape his past. Pippa Kelly's haunting debut offers a deft exploration of the complex emotions hidden beneath the surface of our lives; drawing its readers into Max's story and leading them, step by careful step, towards its inevitable dénouement.
Tudor House, 22 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3AW
21 Jan 13:00
Marisette L. Edwards-van Linden van den Heuvell will be at the Oakmont Carnegie Library where she will be signing copies of her book 'Tiger in the Dark'. Have the chance to come and meet the author behind the heart-breaking story where two life altering events collide. "The year 1985 is drawing to a close. I am 25 and pregnant with my first child, and something just feels wrong." In Tiger in the Dark, Marisette Edwards-van Linden van den Heuvell shares the harrowing and yet uplifting story of her fight with cancer.
Since she was 12 years old, she held two deep beliefs: that she wanted and would have children, and that she would not live to see her 30th birthday. These beliefs remained submerged until circumstances brought them into direct conflict, when they met head on in 1985. Well into her first pregnancy, an odd and unexpected ache in her shoulder changed her happy life. The diagnosis of this seemingly insignificant ache was one no one ever wants to hear - a rare cancer called sarcoma. Tiger in the Dark follows Marisette's fight with cancer compounded by her first pregnancy, which occurred at the same time. The experience, told through diary entries, is a detailed account of the emotions, setbacks and victories she bravely faced.
700 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont, Pennsylvania 151139
24 Jan 19:00
Come down to meet the author 'Pants Optional', a quirky tale about her life in Iowa up until this point, featuring dating disasters, sibling squabbles and motherhood. Get your books signed by the woman behind it all, Carol L. Steingreaber. In her first autobiography, Pants Optional, Carol Steingreaber offers a hilarious, unrestricted insight into her life thus far in Iowa, USA.
The reader is a privileged passenger on the journey, invited to buckle up for the ride as Carol shares her stories from the sibling squabbles of childhood, to cringeworthy dating moments, marriage and various stages of motherhood. Her witty, "tell-it-straight" writing style conjures up images you can't help but laugh at, often accompanied by photos that speak a thousand (usually comical) words. Carol provides the reader with "UNconventional tips" on a whole range of themes such as housework and hospitals, illness and injury, Nerf guns and nudity, safety concerns and sex, friendship, faith and a great many more. Moments of eternal embarrassment are interspersed with flashes of comic/parenting genius, and every reader will find a nugget or three (or twenty!) to inspire them. A cracking read, and highly recommended.
309 6th Ave, Clarence, IA 52216, USA
27 Jan 18:00
Robert Thayer is Performing a Reading and Q&A at Paddington Library for his book 'The Apology of Arthur Tresbitt'. Have your questions at the ready as this author inspires you to write and to learn. After landing a highly lucrative job in The City, Arthur Tresbit unwittingly gets caught up in an elaborate Ponzi scheme. But when he tries to extricate himself from the scheme, he inadvertently sets off a chain reaction that causes a global financial catastrophe that cripples the entire system and eventually leads to the destruction of civilisation as we knew it... And for that he's very sorry.
Porchester Road, London, W2 5DU
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