Stowmarket Library presents
Skulduggery in Stowmarket
26th - 29th April 2019
Space Needle

What's on

Friday
26th

An evening with Charlie Haylock

Price £10 with cheese and wine

Saturday
27th

Author event featuring:

10.00 - Jacqueline Beard
11.15 - Barbara Nadel
12.30 - Lunch (bookable buffet available for £5)
13.30 - Kate Rhodes
14.45 - Mary-Jane Riley
16.00 - Stella Duffy

Tickets - £20 full day or £5 per session

£25 full day including buffet lunch

Special Offer Combined ticket for Saturday and Sunday authors

£35 or £45 including lunch both days

Sunday
28th

Author event featuring:

10.00 - Caroline Goldsworthy
11.15 - Sophie Hannah
12.30 - Lunch (bookable buffet available for £5)
13.30 - Ian Andrew
14.45 - James Henry
16.00 - Nicci French

Tickets - £20 full day or £5 per session

£25 full day including buffet lunch

Special Offer Combined ticket for Saturday and Sunday authors

£35 or £45 including lunch both days

Monday
29th

Morning session (10:00 - 12:30) Free

'Gipping Press, self-publishing.' - Introduction by Gipping Press to self-publishing with discussions and advice on everything from just getting your thoughts, memories and stories down on paper, to discovering how these first steps can be turned into a printed book with help, guidance or even under your own steam. Gipping Press say on their website - "Self Publishing a book is a great way to test the water before a larger print-run but can also be a great means of sharing your story with your friends and family. We have found that a large number of our customers produce their life-stories, historical account of a village, or a work of fiction with only a handful of copies the main aim. However, as people they know read and spread the word they find themselves back at our door talking about a larger re-print."

All enquiries contact enquiries@gippingpress.co.uk

Afternoon session £5

'Independent (indie) publishing.' - An opportunity to listen to frank talks and discussions by two authors who will describe their journey through traditional ( commercial ) publishing and / or self-publishing. Pete Jennings has experience with being published by big names such as The History Press, Rider (imprint of Edbury Press Random House), Hodder & Stroughton; and indie publishing, and Ian Andrew has both self-published to great acclaim, and made a business out of helping others to be indie publishers or publish through his own indie publishing business.

A varied and stimulating afternoon is promised with speakers Pete Jennings and Ian Andrew, before they are joined by Danny Cuff for a panel discussion. (Pauline Manders to moderate panel discussion.)

Tickets available from 1st March
Ticket info

Author lineup

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah

Crime and Grudges

https://sophiehannah.com

Sophie will talk about her lifelong love of Agatha Christie and how she came to be chosen to write new Hercule Poirot novels. She will also introduce her new self-help book, 'How to Hold a Grudge', in which she argues that grudges can be not only good for us but great!

Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy

Crime does pay

http://www.stelladuffy.co.uk

Stella Duffy will talk about writing, getting started, keeping going, writing literary, historical, contemporary and crime fiction, changing the world one Fun Palace at a time and how to have a 35+ year career in the arts while never having a ‘proper’ job. Bring your questions!

Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel

Magical Crime

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/n/barbara-nadel/

Barbara Nadel writes two crime fiction series, the Ikmen books, set in Istanbul, Turkey and the Hakim and Arnold series set in her native East London. In 2005 and she won the CWA Silver Dagger for her Ikmen book 'Deadly Web' and in 2006 she won the Swedish Flintaxe prize for historical fiction for 'Last Rights' a book set in World War II. She also writes historical sagas under the name 'Mary Collins'. A psychology graduate, she is interested in magic, performance and anything 'strange'. She is owned by a Siamese cat called Lily.

Mary-Jane Riley

Mary-Jane Riley

How I Turned to Crime

https://www.facebook.com/maryjanerileyauthor

Mary-Jane Riley spent many years as a BBC journalist, presenting magazine programmes on both BBC Radio Suffolk and BBC Radio Norfolk, and has covered some of the major crime stories of the past twenty years.  She has carried out hundreds of interviews and her talks with Ruth Rendell and PD James encouraged her to begin writing crime fiction. She is married to a television reporter and they have three grown-up children and two golden retrievers. She lives in rural Suffolk and the landscape of her home county plays an important part in her writing.

Barbara Nadel

Kate Rhodes

Killer Woman

https://www.katerhodeswriter.com

Kate Rhodes grew up in Greenwich, in South London. Her first job was as an usherette at a London theatre, where she dreamed of becoming an actor and had the luxury of watching hundreds of plays without having to pay for a ticket. She studied in the UK and in Texas, completing a PhD then becoming an English teacher. Before her career as a crime writer began, Kate wrote two award-winning collections of poetry. Kate's favourite hobby is travelling with her husband Dave, an artist and short story writer. She lives in Cambridge, where she enjoys a view from her office of cows roaming across Stourbridge Common, and enjoys regular visits from her three grown-up step-sons. Kate is one of the original members of the influential crime writing group, Killer Women.

Ian Andrew

Ian Andrew

Suffolk to the Southern Hemisphere

www.bookreality.com
www.ianandrewauthor.com

Originally from Northern Ireland, Ian joined the Royal Air Force at 18 as an aircraft technician and subsequently served as an Intelligence Officer. On completion of 20 years’ service, he relocated to the rural south west of Western Australia and established a training and facilitation consultancy. In 2014 he published his first novel and subsequently founded Leschenault Press and The Book Reality Experience, independent, hybrid publishing services that specialise in helping independent writers. He now combines management of these businesses with international speaking engagements and ghost-writing contracts. He continues to write his own titles, including the Wright & Tran series of detective novels. The first of these, Face Value, was awarded the US Publishers Weekly, 2017 BookLife Prize.

Pete Jennings

Pete Jennings

A publishing journey

www.gippeswic.org

Ipswich born Pete Jennings has over 20 books published on Paganism, Folklore, Ghosts, Anglo Saxons, fiction, Meditation, Vikings & Blacksmiths via major publishers and his own Gruff imprint.

He has lectured extensively throughout the UK and overseas, acted in films, sung in bands and presented radio folk shows. Having retired as a ghost tour guide in Ipswich after 20 years Pete is still currently a re-enactor with Ealdfaeder Anglo Saxons and storyteller. Pete is also a retired President of the Pagan Federation and is qualified both as a social worker and psychotherapist.

Pete lives just over the Essex border of Suffolk near Sudbury now with his wife Sue and dog Sasha, but still regards himself as ‘an old Suffolk boy.’ Currently Pete is working upon the follow up to his ‘Adventures in Aelphame’ which is this time based on the East Coast of Suffolk and along the River Waveney.

Caroline Goldsworthy

Caroline Goldsworthy

www.carolinegoldsworthy.com

Caroline Goldsworthy grew up in Colchester moving to Suffolk in late 2006.

Returning to formal education in her early thirties, Caroline graduated with a BA in Spanish Language and Linguistics from the University of Essex and won a full scholarship for an MA in Language Acquisition. It was during this time that she discovered she really liked writing.

For the last few years she has been working as a programme manager in telecommunications which was the reason for moving to the outskirts of Ipswich. It was the events before Christmas of 2006 which led to the inspiration for Tangent, her debut novel and the first of the DCI Ronnie Carlson series of crime thrillers.

Caroline has also been shortlisted for the inaugural Selfies Award for self published authors.

Charlie Haylock

Charlie Haylock

http://www.charliehaylock.com

Charlie Haylock is an historian on spoken English, English surnames, a dialect specialist, a Suffolk best selling author, regular spot on BBC Radio Suffolk, the creator of the weekly cartoons in the East Anglian Daily Times and a popular speaker with his talk entitled, "The History of Spoken English"

Nicci French

Nicci French

Partners in Crime

https://www.facebook.com/NicciFrenchOfficialPage

Nicci French is a pseudonym for Sean French and Nicci Gerrard. Together they have written more than twenty psychological thrillers. Day of the Dead, the final volume in the Frieda Klein series, has just been published in paperback. They have four grown-up children and divide their time between London and Suffolk.

Jacqueline Beard

Jacqueline Beard

Based on a true crime – when fact meets fiction

http://jacquelinebeardwriter.wordpress.com

https://twitter.com/jacquibwriters

Jacqueline Beard is a writer and genealogist living in Gloucestershire but with an East Anglian ancestry going back to the 1500s. She writes Victorian murder mysteries and is currently working on the third book in the Lawrence Harpham series. Jacqueline’s books are a mixture of true crime and fiction. Her newest and darkest book, The Ripper Deception, was inspired by local Suffolk newspaper reports. When Jacqueline is not writing or researching “dead people” as her husband so charmingly puts it, she can be found walking in the glorious Cotswolds. Jacqueline loves technology and spends far too much time on her computer. She hates flying, dentists and balloons – especially red ones.

James Henry

James Henry

On place: From Denton to Colchester

https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/james-gurbutt

Under the pen name James Henry, James Gurbutt has written four Inspector Frost prequels, based on the character created by the late R D Winfield. His fourth novel, Blackwater, set in Essex, is to be published by Quercus in July 2016.

James Gurbutt was born in Essex in 1968. He qualified as an accountant whilst employed at Random House, but later moved into Editorial. As Associate Publisher at Harvill Press he worked with such authors as Haruki Murakami, Nicholas Shakespeare, Henning Mankell, Imre Kertész and James Scudamore. He now writes crime novels set in Essex, the second of which, Yellowhammer, is out in July 2018.

Where is it

Stowmarket library
Address
Milton Rd East
Stowmarket
Sufolk
IP14 1EZ
Contact
01449 700549