Wednesday, 5 November 2014

My First Public Author Reading

Today I read a story of mine in public, for the first time as an author.

It took place at Warwick Library, Warwick, Warwickshire, UK.

A few weeks ago my Writer's Group, Bardstown Writers, launched our first Anthology at the well known bookshop chain Waterstones, Stratford upon Avon. The Anthology covers small pieces for all readers: poetry, short stories, and articles. And includes one of my stories -
Dorothy at Mill Stream Cottage - an amusing short story about a goat - which is based on a real life incident. (I did have a goat a few years ago.)

However, the point about this blog post is that today was an important milestone for me as an author. Five of us from our Writer's group read extracts from the Anthology, to a live and lovely audience. I was nervous that morning, as I would be, but enjoyed the whole experience, and even got asked questions about the goat in the story.

This morning made my day! It made my week! And more. And it has given me a taste of things to come once I get my actual novel published and out there in the shops. I am definitely at the point where I really want to share my novel, The Last Year of Childhood. So keep a look out.

All I need is the last drive to get it out, and the not so small matter of luck!

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Bye for now!

Marilyn  x


  1. Well done, Marilyn! It's a progressive step forward. I've read stories out and done talks before but it's always a bit nerve-wracking. A taste of things to come!