NEWS & VIEWS

Forthcoming book signing dates in North Wales are:

CAERNARFON CASTLE                          THURS. MARCH 31st                    11 – 2.00

UCHELDRE CENTRE, HOLYHEAD             SAT. APRIL 2nd                4.30 – 7.30

LLYNNON MILL, LLANDDEUSANT             SUN. APRIL 3rd            12.00 – 4.00

BULKELEY HOTEL, BEAUMARIS               WED. APRIL 6th                1.30 – 4.30

BULKELEY HOTEL, BEAUMARIS            THURS. APRIL 7th                1.30 – 4.30

Signed copies are £7.50. £2.50 goes to the orphanage as this handsome 450 page , glossy paperback  costs me £5.00 to produce.

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PRESS RELEASE FOR CIRCULATION FROM 20 MARCH 2016

IT TOOK 24 YEARS – BUT IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!

A retired English and Drama teacher turned novelist has recently self-published her first novel after 24 years. When forced to retire from her career due to ill health, she researched the historical novel she always wanted to read.

‘It needed to be historical, have some sort of magical quality, be spiritually nourishing and of course have an edgy romance. It would have to answer unsettling questions about the sacred mountain where we had lived when bringing up our children on the island of Anglesey,’ says Margaret Grant, now living in the village of Caythorpe, Lincolnshire.

Severely disabled, she grasped the opportunity life afforded and began painstaking research into the period of Romano Celtic history, following the slaughter of the Druids on the shores of Anglesey (Mona) in North Wales. Her novel ‘Where Rowans intertwine’ is a 450 page page-turner about the fortunes of a novice Druid priestess, pledged to the healing and guidance of her Celtic tribe, during the trials of Roman occupation.

She wrote in short bursts, supporting herself on a kneeling stool. As her health improved she was able to spend longer at the writing; but it took twelve years. Then came the task of finding an agent and a publisher.

‘Agents and publishers made encouraging noises, but nothing materialized, so I decided to go down the route of self-publishing. With the right support it took another few years, but it is now an ebook on Amazon and is also available in paperback and ALL PROCEEDS ARE TO A FRIEND’S ORPHANAGE IN NEPAL’

So far she has been lucky enough to have five star reviews on Amazon and is now busy doing local book signings in aid of  Nepalganj orphanage.

Forthcoming book signing dates in North Wales are:

 

CAERNARFON CASTLE THURS. MARCH 31st 11 – 2.00

UCHELDRE CENTRE, HOLYHEAD SAT. APRIL 2nd 4.30 – 7.30

LLYNNON MILL, LLANDDEUSANT SUN. APRIL 3rd 12.00 – 4.00

BULKELEY HOTEL, BEAUMARIS WED. APRIL 6th 1.30 – 4.30

BULKELEY HOTEL, BEAUMARIS THURS. APRIL 7th 1.30 – 4.30

http://www.margaretgrantauthor.wordpress.com

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About margaretgrantauthor

After Drama school in London, where she won the best actress award, the year following Helen Mirren, Margaret chose to make drama teaching her career and wrote many customized plays for her comprehensive school pupils. But rural life beckoned and she and her husband decided to bring up their young family on the island of Anglesey in North Wales. It was during her years there, living on the beautiful mountain of Mynydd Llwydiarth, that she became fascinated by its Druid past and began the research for her first novel, which she planned to write whenever time would afford. She returned to teaching in the 1980’s but this time to a primary school, where she enjoyed writing stories for morning assembly and creating dance dramas. Since her days in teaching she has enjoyed work researching the lives of the elderly and has been involved in a variety of voluntary work. This has included Reiki healing, which has given her rich insights into the work of a healer and empathy with the main character in her first novel, ‘Where Rowans Intertwine.’ Following a move to Sheffield, she concentrated on renovating an old farm worker’s cottage and writing the much-awaited novel. She won a local writing competition for BBC Radio Sheffield: ‘My Journey to Faith - How I became a Bahá’í’ - a humble accolade, but encouraging. The first novel is complete and soon to be published on Kindle, but the second one is brewing. Recently retired to Lincolnshire, she now has the freedom to make writing more of a career.
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