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Books, squiggles and friends at #LeedsAuthorEvent2016

This time last year, I attended my first ever book signing in Peterborough. It was fantastic and despite the long car ride home I was buzzing from the experience.

One year later and the wonderful girls at Hourglass Events did it again, this time in Leeds. #LeedsAuthorEvent2016 was an EPIC weekend, and I wasn’t even signing. I knew after Peterborough that I wanted to go back and meet the authors I had met, cement the friendships that had blossomed on social media and support my fellow writers and #PYB Wordy Warriors.

People have asked me ‘what was Leeds like’ and it as easy as it is difficult to try and explain the weekend to those who weren’t there. I felt like I found my extended family. These friends I’ve been talking with on facebook and twitter, supporting book releases and other more general life events are now real people that I’ve hugged and celebrated with. And in turn, they have been supporting me. To meet and hug them, some for the first time, was such a joyous occasion.

Plus THE BOOKS!! I pre-ordered a fair few of these babies and I did have to make a pit-stop at my room before my arm fell off. And I still went back for more. A special part of the day was getting all of my fellow #PYB Wordy Warriors to sign Framed, the anthology that was put together to raise money for Cancer Research. Only the authors have been able to order the paperback and my signed copy is now a cherished possession of mine.IMG_5409

I now have a rather happy book shelf with LOTS of signed books (some of those will be offered as Giveaways soon… keep watching!)

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A few special mentions from me…

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Leanne – I need to hug you some more! Thank you for all of your support and I’m so glad that we’ve finally met.
Heather – You finally have your man. I’m sure it won’t be long before you’re demanding the next one!
Charlotte – You’re wonderful.
Lisa – Thank you for bringing me into the #PYB world. It was so lovely to meet you. Your gifts were perfect.
Cameron – The mask, the dancing… you certainly know how to party. Here’s to the next one.
Wendy and Claire – Where would I be without you two. You’re new glittery bags were amazing!
David – You were smiling the entire time. I hope the trip was worth it. Here’s hoping for the next one.
Victoria – You are so sweet. But you made me cry. Lets not do that part again, ok??!
Rebecca – I have Benny. Enough said.
Jo and Rachel – Thank you for devoting your hours in making this such an amazing event. I can’t wait for the next one.

#LeedsAuthorEvent2016 will be a special memory for me for so many reasons and I can’t wait until the next event.

For more pictures of what went on, check out Hourglass Events website.

Framed – Donate for your copy now!

I am a #PYB Wordy Warrior and I can’t be more proud of what we are all doing to raise money for Cancer Research. It’s so sad that the C word has touched so many of us. I’m hoping that this book can shine some wordy magic on this deserving cause. I’d like to thank every one of my fellow warriors for creating something so special from such an ugly start – Cancer.

Framed is a book put together by Protect Your Breasts in order to raise money for Cancer Research, but rather than put the book on sale, it’s being given as a thank you gift for donations made through their Just Giving Page https://www.justgiving.com/PYB-Cancer

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Framed is a collection of twenty eight stories, one thousand words in length, each written by one of twenty eight writers, collectively known as the #PYB Wordy Warriors.

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All the tales in this anthology are inspired by this picture.  Every story is different, every writer’s way with words unique, but they stand united for the cause. Fear, love, pain and freedom; you’ll find it all in this book, on a heart-breaking and uplifting journey through beautiful prose.

The team of Wordy Warriors and the team at #PYB want to say a huge thank you for all your support and we hope you enjoy this collection.

You can get the full list of #PYB Wordy Warriors and more details about this project here http://bit.ly/1j8BLNA

Here’s how you can help this cause and get your hands on this book step-by-step

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Protect Your Breasts is a non-profit campaign ran by Lisa Fulham and V to raise awareness for the importance of self examination for the signs of Breast Cancer.

You can follow and support #PYB in the following places

Twitter https://twitter.com/PYB_cancer

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ProtectYourBreasts?fref=ts

Blog https://protectyourbreasts.wordpress.com/

Together let’s make C stand for Clear, not Cancer

I’m a PYB Wordy Warrior

This weekend not only saw my book baby be released into the world, but a secret project that I’ve been involved in was announced.

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A few weeks ago, the wonderful Lisa Fulham contacted me and asked if I’d like to help her by being one of the Wordy Warriors in support of the Protect Your Breasts campaign.  Of course, I jumped at the chance. I’m incredibly proud that I can support this campaign and still in shock that I was asked alongside such other fabulous authors. The task was 1000 words. I didn’t realise how hard writing JUST 1000 would be.

So together with 27 writers PYB will be launching Framed to raise money as well as awareness.

All the pieces were inspired by the same image…

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The book will be available from the 9th of October until the 8th of November, but you won’t be able to buy the book from an online store. We wanted to make sure Cancer Research (the charity we are fundraising for) would get as much of the money as possible.

The only way you can get hold of this book is through donations made on the PYB Just Giving page and you will receive the book as a thank you gift. Donations can be as big or small as you can spare and there is no minimum donation requirement.

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The blurb…

Framed is a collection of twenty seven stories, one thousand words in length, each written by one of twenty seven writers, collectively known as the #PYB Wordy Warriors. The compilation is intended to raise money for Cancer Research, in support of the Protect Your Breasts online movement dedicated to awareness and early detection of breast cancer.

All the tales in this anthology are inspired by the same picture.  Every story is different, every writer’s way with words unique, but they stand united for the cause. Fear, love, pain and freedom; you’ll find it all in this book, on a heart-breaking and uplifting journey through beautiful prose.

This compilation is a thank you gift for donations made through the #PYB Just Giving page. The team of Wordy Warriors and the team at #PYB want to say a huge thank you for all your support and we hope you enjoy this collection.

I’ll be keeping you updated on this special project and hope you can get behind such an important cause. Remember ladies, don’t forget to check your boobs!

For more information, visit the PYB website https://protectyourbreasts.wordpress.com/

Together let’s make C stand for Clear, not Cancer