I’ve got some pretty exciting news to share today. Acorn Independent Press are hosting the first ever Bromley Literary Festival this year and on 24th June I shall be hosting a panel as part of the Ladies Who Love day. I’m there representing Novelicious and will have the pleasure of leading a discussion between brilliant authors Dorothy Koomson, Victoria Fox, Julia Williams and Juliet Archer.
I’m really excited about this, I love that the organisers have chosen to devote a day of the event to celebrate romantic fiction so I’m thrilled that I’m getting to be a part of it. The idea is naturally a little daunting, public speaking has never been my favourite thing to do but I decided when I started this degree that I was going to get over my fear of it. I’ve done a couple of presentations over the course of the year and learnt that I’m actually fine at speaking in public, I just wind myself up unnecessarily in the build up. Every time I get nervous about this I’m going to remind myself of this – hopefully by the time the day comes round I shall be completely chilled and calm.
The line up for the whole festival can be seen here, there are some fab events – if I lived closer to Bromley I think I’d be going to quite a few of them.