I’ve posted interviews with most of the authors and poets who will be taking part in our Book Fair: http://www.narberthbookfair.co.uk/.
There are forty authors, so, obviously, there are many genres for both adults and children. There will be talks an writing and books, creative writing workshops for adults workshops & talks and fun workshops for children, activities for the children Children’s Page and a fun book trail through Narberth, the gorgeous little market town in Pembrokeshire. Location.
And, of course, there will be the chance to chat with all the authors and to pick their brains on all aspects of writing. Even to buy their books and have them personally signed.
And, as usual, there will also be the writing competition: this year was a poetry competition (now closed) which is being judged at the moment.
Having outgrown our previous venue we have been lucky to hire the Queens Hall: https://www.thequeenshall.org.uk/ who have been very generous in their support of the event.
Although, five years ago, I started organising the book fairs on my own I was soon joined by Alex Martin: http://amzn.to/2hZCgt2 and Thorne Moore: http://bit.ly/2rc5qyA. Unfortunately Alex has moved on to pastures new (although is still a great supporter), so Thorne and I have been joined by Elizabeth Sleight. Elizabeth is involved in the charity we are supporting through our raffle; The Harriet Davis Seaside Holiday Trust For Disabled Children: http://bit.ly/2sNyeKQ .
Our latecomer to the interviews is a favourite at our book fairs, the prolific author, Sarah Jane Butfield. It’s a short but sweet interview. To find out more about Sarah Jane do please drop in to the book fair… and question her thoroughly!!
I’ll just add a little about Sarah Jane below
|Author Sarah Jane Butfield was born in Ipswich and raised in rural Suffolk. Sarah Jane is a wife, mother, ex-qualified nurse and now an international best-selling author. Married three times with four children, three stepchildren and two playful Australian Cattle dogs she an experienced modern day mum to her ‘Brady bunch’, but she loves every minute of their convoluted lives.
The roving Florence Nightingale, has had a successful career as a nurse and used her nursing and later teaching qualifications to take her around the world.
Welcome, Sarah Jane, could we start by you telling us what you were like at school and were you good at English?
I enjoyed English at school but became better and more proficient in college.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I became an author accidentally, hence my nickname the Accidental Author, however I aspire to continue to share my personal experiences of parenting, family life, travel and nursing anecdotes to inspire readers to follow their dreams.
Which writers inspire you?
I find Lisa Genova books not only inspirational, but very moving.
So, what have you written? Where can we buy or see them?
Ooh Matron! books2read.com/OohMatron
Bedpans to Boardrooms books2read.com/Bedpanstoboardrooms
Sarah Jane’s Travel Memoir Series:
Book One: Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure books2read.com/GlassHalfFull
Book Two: Two Dogs and a Suitcase: Clueless in Charente books2read.com/TwoDogs
Book Three: Our Frugal Summer in Charente: An Expat’s Kitchen Garden Journal books2read.com/ourfrugalsummer
Sarah Jane’s Travel Memoirs Boxset books2read.com/MemoirBoxset
The Accidental Author books2read.com/AccidentalAuthor
The Amateur Authorpreneur books2read.com/AmateurAuthorpreneur
The Intermediate Authorpreneur books2read.com/IntermediateAuthorpreneur
Sarah Jane will be launching her latest book at the fair:
And that’s all she tells me today, folks, but as I say, do come along and chat to Sarah Jane about all her adventures. She may say she became an author accidentally – but her books are great reads.