Thursday, 24 March 2016

A busy month for Jemima

March has been a busy month for Jemima Pett as she has been preparing for next month's A to Z Challenge.  She revealed her theme this week; pop over to her blog to see what she's doing.

On Saturday she attended the Ely Writers' Day, which was fascination for the range of topics covered, and lots of useful tips.  For example, she can become a member of Cambridgeshire libraries even though she doesn't live in Cambridge, and take advantage of their online catalogues for research.  Cambridgeshire and Norfolk use different distribution systems, too, so the ebooks listed may differ.  As a thank you, Jemima donated paperbacks of all six Princelings of the East books and a hardcover copy of White Water Landings to the library.

Jemima was one of the finalists in the Ely Writers Centre short story competition, and was very pleased to come third in this, her first attempt at a competition.

Preparations are in hand for the Airminded Symposium at Croydon Airport Museum on 16th April.  Apart from the new banner we revealed in February, she's preparing displays of her father's photographs, some documents and flying manuals, and some extracts from the books.  Booking is now open for this event, you can get a direct link from the post on White Water Landings website, but we've experienced some difficulty with it even so.  Tickets cost £35, and include a three-course lunch and a tour of the museum.

All this prep work is to leave her time to focus on writing book 2 of the Viridian System series during Camp NaNoWriMo in April.  The focus she gets at Camp to finish 2000 words a day is worth the effort, Jemima says. "It's all about time management, especially with A to Z Challenge people to visit later in the day.  I write first, get some fresh air and exercise, then attend to the blogging in the evening.  I don't know why I don't do that all the time, really."

Well, you know what they say; if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person.

Next weekend is Easter, so we wish you a happy Easter, Passover, and any other celebration you make.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Croydon Airport Calling: Flying Through the 30s: A one day symposium on air...

If you like aviation history talks, you'll enjoy this event run by UCL (University College London before rebranding) and Croydon Airport Society.  Jemima will be there with archive material, as well as books, from the coffee break to the end of the event.

Croydon Airport Calling: Flying Through the 30s: A one day symposium on air...: 16 April 2016 The Aerodrome Hotel, Croydon Airport London Programme 9:45 – 10:15 Coffee and Registration 10:15 – 10:30 Wel...

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Goodreads Giveaway for March

We are pleased to return to our giveaway of the Princelings of the East series in paperback.  Although they were all finally ready for publication in July, some of the later books made it to paperback for the first time in April last year, and the Talent Seekers is one of those.

The Talent Seekers finds us with a new hero - Humphrey, who was briefly featured in the Prologue of Princelings and the Lost City.

Humphrey is on the run, although he's not sure who from, and there are plenty of other fleeing oppression in their homes, now being chased for fun by the lords of one of the other castles. 

Humphrey's special talent is for hearing things from a long way away, even through walls. This brings him within reach of a special message - one that leads him to a new home and a new career, fighting against the forces threatening the stability of Castle White Horse, the Talent Seekers, alongside people he is proud to discover are his friends.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Talent Seekers by Jemima Pett

The Talent Seekers

by Jemima Pett

Giveaway ends March 31, 2016.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Winners of the Perihelix Launch Giveaway

Congratulations to those who won copies of The Perihelix in our giveaways on Librarything and Goodreads in February.  Books are on the way to:
  • Syndi and Melissa, both in Canada
  • Maida in Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Kristia in Cyprus