Saturday 29 October 7pm for 7.30pm Shush Interviewer: Vivien McCoubrey £9 includes one complimentary cocktail ( alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available at the bar.) Adults only.
Please note: Access to this event is via a set of stairs and there is no lift. We therefore regret there is no wheelchair access to this event.
Get out your glad rags for a fab night out at a festival headline event! Katie Fforde, best-selling novelist and President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association is heading to town to talk about her acclaimed writing career and her latest novel, A Summer at Sea.
Her latest novel features single-girl Emily, taking a break and getting some -much needed sea air, acting as head-cook on a ‘puffer boat’ sailing just off the Scottish Coast. But no sooner has she got to grips with the galley than she finds herself with rather a lot on her plate… Heat magazine describes this book as ‘ Warm, brilliant and full of love. Drop anchor and curl up with this.’
So, be sure to pick up your cocktail, take a seat and enjoy Katie’s interview with Viv McCoubrey as she chats about her tale of rivalry and romance on the high seas and also talks about a couple of her previous novels, ‘ A Vintage Wedding‘ and ‘ A French Affair‘. There will be a chance for you to ask Katie any questions you have on the art of writing Romance, getting ideas, getting published, the highs and lows of a writers’ life and more. A must for book groups, aspiring writers and lovers of contemporary Romance! Book early as space is limited!
About the author
Katie Fforde was born and raised in London but describes herself as a country girl. She has lived in Stroud in Gloucestershire for over thirty years.
Katie started writing when her mother gave her a writing kit. With three children, an Irish wolfhound, two cats and a husband who was often working away at sea, Katie didn’t think she had time. Her mother thought differently and Katie took up the challenge. Ten years later, she had a copy of her first novel, ‘Living Dangerously’ (published 1995), on her shelves. Since then she has written more than twenty novels.
Katie’s hobbies include singing in a choir and flamenco dancing. Watching television counts as research!
For a full biography, please check out Katie’s website.
About the Interviewer
Vivien McCoubrey was born and educated in Scotland, studying English literature at Glasgow University under Scotland’s first Poet Laureate, Edwin Morgan. Marriage to a Royal Air Force medical officer brought thirty years of travel, with postings as diverse as Germany, Hong Kong and Washington, DC. Back home and settled in Oxfordshire, she taught English in local schools, including St Mary’s, Wantage. She has never lost her love of travel and recently visited Samoa to see the home and the grave of her great literary hero, Robert Louis Stevenson. She is particularly looking forward to asking Katie Fforde about her latest book, ‘A Summer at Sea‘, as sailing has been a passion since she and her husband bought their first cruising yacht thirteen years ago. They usually sail in southern England and northern France but a few years ago they chartered a yacht in New Zealand and explored the stunning Marlborough Sounds region. She always spends some of her summer at sea, so a novel that combines boats and the Scottish coast is Vivien’s perfect read.
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