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AN INVITATION FROM HILLINGDON LIBRARIES

The lovely people at Hillingdon Libraries have invited me to a live FACEBOOK interview on Thursday September 3rd at 7.00 pm as part of their HOW AUTHORS HAVE STAYED PRODUCTIVE IN LOCKDOWN series of interviews – to talk about writing during lockdown and my next novel. So please listen in!

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‘Counting the Ways’ back in the picture!

Sometimes, it’s only the most recent book that seems to get attention so it was lovely just now to see a brand new review for COUNTING THE WAYS – which came out early in 2017 – on Amazon. It’s a rare treat to read a book that manages to portray all the foibles and failings...

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March News

Two dates already booked for March! First of all, the independent book shop, Brook’s in Pinner is holding a Local Writers’ Event on Thursday March 12th at 7.00pm.  As I spent most of the first 30 years of my life living, going to school and teaching in the area I can evidently count as ‘a...

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DATE AT UXBRIDGE LIBRARY!

To keep in with the spirit of the month that provides us with Valentine’s Day, Hillingdon libraries is presenting an event at Uxbridge library called READ DATE.  On Saturday February 1st. – from 12 noon until 2.00 pm – I will be among 10 writers pitching my novels to tables of readers and hoping that...

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SPOTTED IN PINNER!

THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS is on the shelves of independent bookshop, BrOOK’S in Pinner – in fact, two copies are displayed! Pinner is where I lived for the first few years of my life and where I started school at West Lodge Primary. I also spent many years at the Studio School in Marsh...

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MR JARVIS REACHES EASTBOURNE!

Excellent to hear that Eastbourne library has just bought a copy of THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS for their fiction shelves.  With so much of the novel set on the south coast – my protagonists, Mary and her parents Ida and Jack Foster (not to mention Mr Jarvis, their lodger) living at 8, Sea View...

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EARLY REVIEWS OF ‘THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS’

‘The writing is simply extraordinary …this is a novel about family, keeping your own council, second chances, self-discovery and, ultimately, hope …a literate and compassionate look at the lives we lead.’ https://shelleyann01.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-legacy-of-mr-jarvis-by-jude-hayland.html ‘I absolutely loved this book, it’s such a vivid depiction of family life decades ago. It took me back to my own childhood...

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LONGLISTED FOR …

…on this very wet, grey, dark and dismal November morning, it was encouraging to hear that I have reached the longlist of RETREAT WEST flash fiction competition for this quarter.  The theme was WATER – particularly appropriate, then, to today – and a maximum of 500 words for the story.  As the competition is ongoing...

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EARLY REVIEWS!

The first reviews for THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS have been very positive. Beautifully written with so much heart and vividly drawn characters I devoured this book as slowly as possible so I didn’t have to leave the story A fascinating story – the writing is simply extraordinary A literate and compassionate look at the...

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THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS

Publication date of my next novel has been brought forward to November 28th – which is great news since I will be attending three book fairs in November and will have copies with me to sell.  In fact, although formal release date is not until the end of the month, I expect to have the...