Thursday, 28 January 2016

I've Launched a Podcast!

Hello friends!

I've decided to launch a podcast: each episode will be 45mins-1hr long and will contain bookish chats, interviews with authors and many other things. It's called BOOKS WITH JEN and the first episode went live today (which features Claire Fuller (author of Our Endless Numbered Days) and vlogger Leena Norms).

You can either stream the episode for free on Youtube or download an audio file for 50p to listen to when you're out and about.​ Purchasing a download is much appreciated as it goes towards helping to create future content. All details can be found here.


Friday, 22 January 2016

How To Get Your Book Published

A made a video talking about how to get published (how to get an agent, how to build a portfolio etc etc) I hope it's helpful! You can watch it over here.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Poetry and Silence

Hello all!

My first online poetry workshop of 2016 just went live. To find out when it takes place/how to sign up/what it entails,  head over here to find out more.

Happy weekend! x

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Poetry Workshops

Folks! I'm in the process of setting up my online poetry workshops (I talk about that here from 9:54 mins in). If you're interested, check out that video and then drop me an email :) You will be able to sign up to them through my website, but those who have emailed in advance will get the details first.

Hope you're all having a good week. xx

Monday, 4 January 2016

Children and the Magic of Bookshops

Happy New Year, folks!

"I spend a lot of my time as an antiquarian bookseller piecing together memories, tracking down stories and why? Because books when we’re young become such an important part of us that we want them back when we are older. We want to hold them, and quite possibly smell them (there’s a scientific reason books smell so good, you know, but that’s another story) and we want to re-experience that escapism we had as a child. Perhaps it’s a bit of a Neverland syndrome. Somewhere in our memories the books we read when we were younger are still there, still chatting away with our younger selves. Some parts of us never grow up and we’re never too old for a good story..."

I've written an article for Read Quarterly about children and the magic of bookshops. Grab a cup of tea, and click here to read it. :)

Lots of bookish love xx