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Friday book review – A Sea Change by Veronica Henry

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 8th March 2013

I’m a huge fan of Quick Reads, the “bite-size” books that aim to get more people reading. Around one in six adults of working age in the UK find reading difficult and many never pick up a book. That’s where Quick Reads come in. Launched in 2006, Quick Reads  commissioned a host of big name authors to write short books that are specifically designed to be easy to read. The initiative ...keep reading

A round-up of writing tips from top authors

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 28th April 2012

Over the past week, I’ve collected some brilliant tips on how to write from novelists at the top of their game. Jill Mansell says she doesn’t write in chapters. She writes her novels first, then goes back and looks for natural breaks afterwards. Veronica Henry declares all writers get writer’s block at some point and if it happens to her, she goes for a walk along the beach or takes ...keep reading

Veronica Henry on Discipline, Displacement and Dipsomania at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 24th April 2012

It’s all very well having a stack of ideas, but how on earth do you carve out the time and space to get cracking with your book? After hearing the brilliant Contemporary Women’s Fiction discussion at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival I blogged about yesterday, I hared down the street to hear novelist Veronica Henry’s talk on Discipline, Displacement and Dipsomania. Veronica – known to everyone as Ronnie – is ...keep reading

Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell, Veronica Henry and Fiona Walker at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 23rd April 2012

Hail, sunshine, a myriad of the nation’s top authors and some delicious cakes – the inaugural Chipping Norton Literary Festival had all these things, and much, much more. Held in one of Oxfordshire’s prettiest towns, this was one of the best literary festivals I’ve been to. Fun, inspiring, friendly, and superbly organised by Emily Carlisle (who only had the idea for the event last August) and her team. I booked ...keep reading

House With No Name Weekly Digest: From the fabulous Military Wives to a birthday lunch in Shoreditch

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 17th December 2011

With Christmas exactly eight days away there are still presents to buy, food to organise and a snowboarding course to do (no, thankfully not me, my son). He, by the way, has set off this morning in jeans and a shirt – still no coat! I may have to try novelist Veronica Henry’s approach. “I can be quite scary,” she tweeted. “… and there was money involved.” On the plus ...keep reading