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Saturday, 20 August 2011

FAB IDEA!

FOR those who know me will know that I'm part of Tysall's Photography Studio in Nuneaton, working alongside photographer pal, Rob Tysall. It's a words and pictures kind of thing with Rob taking the pictures and me doing the write ups whenever necessary, such as for magazine articles.

A few weeks ago we had a FAB idea.

FAB stands for Fiction Authors Books and we've teamed up with a variety of well know authors to have signed copies of many of their titles on display in our studio and for sale to the public.

I've always had my own books on display for customers to browse, and being a member of the Scattered Authors' Society I thought why not have other authors' books on display too. But to make it extra special, we persuaded the authors to sign every copy first so that anyone buying a book will have they very own signed copy to keep.

I'm so pleased to say we've got some fabulous signed books from such authors as former Carnegie Medal winner, Susan Price; also Linda Chapman writer of many series such as My Secret Unicorn and Loving Spirit. Also Pippa Goodhart whose picture books such as You Choose, have topped the million mark. Mystery and thriller writer, Malcolm Rose is another author on board as well as Karen King who has more than 100 children's titles under her belt. Rosalie Warren, Josephine Feeney, funny man Ian Billings and writer, poet and playwright, David Calcutt are also among the list.

On Sunday 28th August from 11.30am-3pm there will be a drop-in and meet the authors event where aspiring writers, avid readers, and parents with youngsters can call into the studio and chat with a number of authors who will be here. Anyone interested in writing or becoming a writer will have a unique opportunity to chat to successful scribes and pick up a few tips on writing and getting published. And for any autograph hunters, every book in the studio is signed by the author.

So far, (all being well), Karen King and Rosalie Warren will be joining me. If there are any other Scattered Authors in the vicinity who want to pop in, bringing their books with them to sign, they would be most welcome. Please let me know first though.

Studio owner, Rob had this to say, "Ann's side of the business has always been Words and Pictures as she's the writer in the team, so I'm delighted to be able to boost the interest in children's fiction. Plus, I think the idea of having each book signed by the author is a fab idea. We're looking forward to some of them dropping in next Sunday."

Checkout our websites for locations and contact details etc.

www.annevansbooks.co.uk and www.tysallsphotography.org.uk