Dig too deep and you might unearth more than just a nugget.
Journalist, Kate Hartley, is in Snowdonia to interview Welsh-gold prospector, Tom (Digger) Johns. Things do not pan out the way she hoped, but Kate’s editor is keen for her to take advantage of another golden opportunity. Superstar Hollywood actor, Sir David Evans, is back in his homeland to search for a reliable and sensitive ghost-writer.
This is the new novel from Sue Benwell.
I shall be talking about ghostwriting at this annual literary festival. The events will include two of the biggest names in British fiction – crime fiction giant Mark Billingham and the queen of romantic comedy, Carole Matthews.
Other names confirmed include: film maker, author and media executive Tony Klinger, whose work includes the 1960s cult classic TV series ‘The Avengers’; hot new authors Vicky Newham and Lydia Syson; BBC reporter Adina Campbell; author, blogger and creative writing tutor Morgen Bailey; ghostwriter Sue Benwell; and a panel from the Oxford Crime Writers Association featuring Stephanie Marland, Peter Tickler, Sarah Williams and Pitstone author Dave Sivers.
There will be free parking on Ivinghoe Lawn, just a short walk away (disabled parking available at the venue), light refreshments available all day, pre-orderable packed lunches (bring your own picnic if you’d rather), and a goodie bag with treats and surprises. The bags are ideal to carry your purchases from Chorleywood Books, which the authors will be delighted to sign for you, and there will be opportunities throughout the day to win books and other goodies.
The organisers have again managed to hold prices at 2016 levels, and full day passes will be available in March at the early-bird price of £19.50, but you will need to be quick – the offer will be time limited, and the price will then rise to £25 – still a bargain. Separate morning and afternoon tickets will go on sale nearer the time.
Sue Benwell’s passion for writing started at school. In 1999, Sue won the Freelance Journalist of the Year competition in Writers’ News magazine. She has had several articles and poems published, as well as ghosting two non-fiction books.