Gedling Book Day

Sheild Maiden scoops award

I am delighted to announce that Shield Maiden has won a Silver Award in the Literary Classic International Book Awards in the Pre Teen Fantasy section.

Here is the review that the same organisation did on Shield Maiden:

Shield Maiden, by author Richard Denning, is an exciting children’s chapter book which takes place in a Saxon village in 7th century Mercia. Denning’s characters come to life in this mythological adventure, the story of a 12 year old girl who finds a golden horn in the ruins of a Roman villa.

Shield Maiden, the first book in the Nine World’s Series, will hold great appeal for youngsters, regardless of their knowledge or understanding of Norse mythology; and kids interested in magic or fantasy are certain to appreciate the story of the Shield Maiden.

Brief explanations of some of the Norse mythological characters are included at the conclusion of the story, adding a greater understanding of some of the events which take place in this exciting story.

We recommend Shield Maiden for general reading, and as an educational tool to help youngsters gain insight and understanding into Nordic Mythology.

Shield Maiden earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

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Your books in a bookshop's window

Open to Members (authors) of New Writers UK only

Would you like to be a featured author at Treetops Bookshop, Eastwood, Notts?

And have your books on sale?

If so, the bookshop is prepared to feature your books for one month. These will be displayed in the window below a laminated poster ‘about the author’.

Treetops are a charitable hospice and would wish to take a 20% cut of the price of the books.

Given that they can only feature/sell one author’s books per month, you might need to wait in line for your chance (first-come-first-served). Please email John if you are interested.


Please note: You may be required to deliver the books to the bookshop.


Hellions Art

NWUK member Richard Denning has used Artist Gill Pearce of Hellions Art for internal sketches and some external cover art on two of his books. Her area of expertise is fantasy art as she has been used by several publishers of roleplaying games for both art work and maps which she is - Richard says - superb at. Gill is branching out into artwork for writers and is happy to do internal B&W sketches, maps as well as colour work for covers. she is not restricted to fantasy or sic-fi work.
Richard found here to be affordable and good value for money.
Artemis from The Last Seal


Kimberley Book-Worm Day, THIS Sat

Kimberley - THIS SATURDAY October 6th


Book Fayre: New books of all genres will be available to buy.

Great Kimberley Book Read: The climax. Over the past few months, the readers of Kimberley have been voting on their favourite book, from 18 titles featured at the library. Find out which they have declared the winner. Anna Soubry MP presents the prize.

Meet the authors: About twenty authors will be on hand to have a chat about writing, publishing, or any other matter you might care to raise.

Reading: Rob Hann & Howard Barton will be reading from the award winning children’s book, The Grumblegroar.

Farmers’ Market: Various stalls and a live band.

Fancy Dress Parade: Children dressed as characters from literature. Cheerleaders. The singing of the Book-Worm song.

Shop window display competition: Several retail outlets in the town have been decorating their store fronts in an attempt to win. The best literary offering wins.

Refreshments and parking is available throughout the day.