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NATASHA MURRAY

AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT, DESIGNER, BLOGGER AND FOUNDER OF THE UK SOUTHERN BOOK SHOW

By nmurray, Oct 3 2020 08:25AM

Hi Alex, I am really glad that you can join me today. I hope your book tour is going well. Please let everyone know about your writing career and your new book A View from a Mountain.



1) What made you want to write a book?


From my early years I loved writing short stories and poems about my observations, feelings and life in general. But after recording my family's history of their lives in the then Dutch East Indies during the 1900's, I felt compelled to write a book about it.


With a lot of encouragement from my family, I decided to take up the challenge of writing a novel based on the experiences of my grandmother and mother. Their stories needed to be told, but as I didn’t have all the information about certain periods in their lives, I wrote the book as historical fiction.


2) Tell us about you and where you live.


I was born in Indonesia and grew up in West Papua New Guinea. After spending some years in Holland, I emigrated to Australia, Brisbane where I met my husband and where my daughter and son were born. I eventually fulfilled my dream of becoming a musician and piano teacher by studying at a Conservatorium of Music. I am now happily retired on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with my husband and cat Benji, close to my lovely children and grandchildren. A perfect environment to write my books.


3) What have you written and what are you working on now?


My novel 'A View from the Mountain' was published on September 25th. I am currently writing a YA fantasy book—very different from my first work, but I want to try my hand at many different genres. I have also been working on a crime mystery novel, but I’ve put that aside for the moment.


The YA fantasy is a 'Robin Hood meets the Snow Queen' type of novel. Like many other people, I have grown up with and always loved fairy tales and fantasy books, where heroes fight for justice. I’m hoping to complete a series of three books in this fantasy world.


4) How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?


I mainly use Instagram and Twitter to connect with readers and other writers. I share parts of my life as an aspiring writer, along with inspirational quotes and previews for my latest novel. I think that so far, it's worked quite well! I think the key to marketing my books seems to be inviting readers into my 'world'; letting them see what it's like behind the scenes, so I can develop a real relationship with them. I've met so many new reader and author friends through the experience of publishing A View From The Mountain!


5) Where can readers find your book for sale?


A View From The Mountain is now available internationally, through Amazon, Kindle and BookDepository!


Here are the links for my book:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/View-Mountain-Alex-Dalton-ebook/dp/B08GJ8GBTL

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55085664-a-view-from-the-mountain

BookDepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/View-From-Mountain-Alex-Dalton/9780648948001


Thank you Alex for sharing this with us. Just one more day left of your book tour. I am sure there will be lots of readers out there that will enjoy your lovely book.


Best wishes


Natasha :)x


By nmurray, Sep 1 2020 02:08PM

Hello Sue, it is lovely to have you on my blog. We have known each other for a while now and have both supported each other as we continue on our mission to bring good quality children's books into the world. Please let everyone know about your writing journey.


What made you want to write a book?


I never intended to write children’s books that sort of came about by chance. I wanted to teach; which I did. At college I wrote poetry and had a few published in the college magazines.


While teaching, I would often write with the children or for the children; modelling examples of poetry etc. We might also create a shared write together. ‘A Spooky Tale’, (one of my nine books) came from a shared write.


Tell us about you and where you live?


I am a teacher living in West Sussex, alongside my teaching career I was involved in a local play-project which was a ‘Playbus’. I became involved when my children attended the playgroup and from there the bus really captured my heart. This led to the inspiration for my story books.

I became involved as first a parent and eventually a part-time project co-ordinator. In this role I would write project reports, apply for grants and funding as well as put up exhibitions to promote the Playbus project. The exhibition photographs were eventually recorded in a photographic book. (‘Bewbush Playbus’)



The children I met would ask about the Playbus (now only a memory) and from here I began telling stories.


What have you written?


I have, to date, written nine children’s picture story books with a bus theme as well as links to my teaching career.

The fictional tales began with ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, this story was the fictional tale to support the photographic book, and the factual Playbus story. I began telling the story of Jay-Jay in answer to question’s asked by children.


What is a Playbus? What does it do? How is it different? What did the Bewbush Playbus do?


I told the story then wrote it down and then read it to children I met on my teaching journey, from their comments it was eventually edited and published.

The bus is called Jay-Jay as his number plate was JJK 261 and any bus enthusiast will tell you that JJK is an Eastbourne AEC Regent model; because of this all of the buses in the stories have real number plates.

This story has now been followed by eight other stories with bus links as well as connections to my teaching journey.



What are you working on now?

Over lockdown I had intended to write a children’s information book to support the bus books as well as an activity book. I haven’t quite got round to this.


I currently have a book in the illustration stage at the moment, which is about ‘Barty Barton’ my son’s teddy bear which sadly he didn’t want any more. This will be for younger children (and my grandson).

Jay-Jay’s museum trip has just been completed and is off to be edited.


I also have a few draft stories to go with other buses as well as a story called ‘The Weather Witch’. This is written and came from a story the children love me to tell.


How do you market you books and do your promotion methods work?


Being self-published is a very tricky place to be. I love having a book to show that is mine; I like being in control of its content; I love sharing the stories and hearing from children that they love the stories (adults too).


The hardest part is the sales, marketing and promotion.


I have undertaken schools author visits but sadly these and other events have not happened this year.

Over the last two years I also decided to send my books on blog tours, these were organised by Rachel Gilby of Rachels Random Resources. This may not generate sales but it does get the books read and reviewed, I now have a following of book bloggers and regularly use their blog posts in my promotion.

At the beginning of lockdown, I decided, as I couldn’t get out, that I would offer each book in turn as a raffle giveaway. I was able to offer each of my books in turn. Again, it may not generate much but it has been fun and I was able to ask questions which became blog posts on my website.

During lockdown my ninth book was published, ‘Gloria the summer Fun Bus’, went on her blog tour in early August.


I now have two more books to offer as raffle prizes so … watch this space.
I now have two more books to offer as raffle prizes so … watch this space.

‘A Spooky Tale’ (September) and ‘The Christmas Play Rehearsal’ (October). Maybe the ‘Bewbush Playbus’ book too? (November)

Not sure what really works so would love to hear from other children’s writers.


Where can readers find your books?


My books are available from my website

www.suewickstead.co.uk


My Books

Amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sue-Wickstead/e/B00DDXKEDO Amazon.com Waterstones

Barnes&Noble Foyles (amongst others)

They are also in our local Crawley Museum, book shop.

They can also be bought via Sainsburys on line shop!


Thank you Sue, I am sure that there are plenty of parentsand grandparents that will just love to read their children your lovely books.


Natasha :)x








By nmurray, Aug 26 2020 11:19AM

Good morning Judith, so glad that you can join me on my blog this morning. We regularly attend the Brighton and Hove Book Fayre and you have also been at my show - UK Southern Book show too. I know that you have been busy researching and writing lots of lovely new books for those that like historical fiction. Please let everyone know about your writing journey.



1. What made you want to write a book?


I have written stories since I was little girl and, although I never liked history at school, I have always enjoyed historical novels. I became inspired to write my books when I first visited Versailles, the palace of the magnificent Sun King, Louis X1V, As I wandered around the sumptuous rooms in his chateau and walked in the very gardens he created there, King Louis came to life for me. He was real, he was there – I could almost see him admiring the fountains, surrounded by his finely-dressed courtiers! I felt I had been transported back in time.


I try to take my own readers with me on a journey back to this exciting era!


2. Tell us about you and where you live.


I spent my childhood in Lincolnshire and went to Art College in Leicester before moving to lovely Sussex, where I live now with my husband Ron and our greyhound, Lucky! In my spare time I enjoy painting, scuba diving and boating, as well as gardening (inspired by my visits to the gardens of Versailles!).


3. What have you written and what are you working on now?


I have written a series of historical novels set in 17th century England and France, following the adventure of my lead character, Philip Devalle, who is half-French. I have had five published so far by Troubador, which are Designs of a Gentleman: The Early Years, Designs of a Gentleman: The Darker Years, High Heatherton, The Orange Autumn and The Distant Hills. The sixth book in the series, Flowers of Languedoc, is currently in the process of being published by them and will be available in a few months’ time.

In the meantime, I have begun the research for another, this time set mainly in Brittany.


If you want to write or add your own questions, then that is fine too.


4. How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?


Troubador have an excellent marketing team that can help with many aspects. They prepare and distribute Press Release sheets, as well as Advanced Information sheets, which go out to booksellers and relevant (historical in my case) on line reviewers, such as Discovering Diamonds which, I am pleased to say, have given me some excellent reviews on their website. I also do book signings at Waterstones and independent bookshops (although not during this current health crisis, of course!) and attend book fairs, such as the Southern Book Show, organised by Natasha Murray. Sometimes it might seem that you have not sold many at these fairs, but I find them always worth doing, if only to meet up with other authors and exchange information. Also, you never know – I had a lovely email from a reader recently who met me at Natasha’s event last year and did not buy a book on that day but subsequently went on to buy one online and ended up enjoying all five so much that she wanted to know when the next was coming out. Bless her!


Another marketing tool I find helpful is Chat and Spin radio, a digital radio station which interviews authors, as well as singers and bands etc. I am usually on weekly and I find them very easy and friendly to work with. I am convinced that they have helped my sales, as well as giving me more hits on my website.


5. Where can readers find your book for sale?


My books are available from Waterstones and other good bookshops, as well as Troubador’s own website, but I have Amazon to thank for most of my sales.


My Amazon Author pages:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Judith-Thomson/e/B018WDILRK

http://www.amazon.com/Judith-Thomson/e/B018WDILRK


I have recently started another website https://judiththomson.com and am considering selling directly from that too!


https://judiththomson.com/?fbclid=IwAR0WdVTYCwaRNytbrfUfZBj1KBnmUdclPkgfuyGYCren2rHcuGMf0DzvLEY



Many thanks Judith, hopefully we can meet up soon and sell some books at the next fair. Fingers crossed the next fair in Brighton takes place in November. We shall see.
Many thanks Judith, hopefully we can meet up soon and sell some books at the next fair. Fingers crossed the next fair in Brighton takes place in November. We shall see.

Have a great afternoon


Natasha :)x





By nmurray, Aug 17 2020 08:36AM

Hi Nellie, welcome to my blog. I hope that you are having a good day in Pittsburgh. Please let everyone know about your books and about your writing journey.




1. What made you want to write a book?


I’ve always wanted to write a book from the time I was a child. Life got in the way! Finally, after finishing school and successfully launching a career as a college professor, I carved out enough time to write my first novel, The Secret of Dunhaven Castle. I gave the draft of the book to my mother for her birthday and let her read it and decide if it was worthy of publication. She loved it and we published it about six months later under our brand-new publishing company, A Novel Idea Publishing.


2. Tell us about you and where you live.


I live in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. In addition to being an author, I am also a college professor at a local college. I teach Statistics and Data Science, about as far from supernatural suspense and cozy mystery as you can get! When I’m not working or writing, I’m taking care of our rescue animals (we have twelve!).


3. What have you written and what are you working on now?


I’ve written four books to date. Two are in my cozy mystery series, Cate Kensie Mysteries. This series centers around Dr. Catherine Kensie who becomes Lady Catherine Kensie, Scottish Countess, when she unexpectedly inherits a Scottish castle with some unique anomalies. The first book is The Secret of Dunhaven Castle and the second is Murder at Dunhaven Castle.


The second two books are a part of my supernatural suspense series, Shadow Slayers Stories. These books follow a larger cast of characters as they fight to keep the darkness at bay in the world. The first book, Shadows of the Past, begins following Josie Benson as she suffers from nightmares and searches to find answers about what may be lurking in the past. The second book in the series, Stolen Portrait Stolen Soul, continues the Shadow Slayers journey as they continue to with the evil plaguing the world.


At the end of the year, my latest series will be debuting. The Maggie Edwards Adventure series will follow Maggie Evans as she travels around the world in Indiana-Jones style adventures!


In addition to this, I’m working on books 3 for both Cate Kensie and Shadow Slayers!


4. How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?


We’ve recently entered all the books in the KDP Select program and rely on Amazon Ads to help us market out books. This has been a fantastic tool for us! In addition, we work hard to promote our books to a variety of people through BookBub, Facebook, our website (www.anovelideapublishing.com) and more. Our reads are good, clean fun and we hope to find a great audience to entertain for years to come!



5.	Where can readers find your book for sale?
5. Where can readers find your book for sale?

We sell paperbacks at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In addition, our ebooks are available on Amazon in the Kindle Unlimited program or for purchase directly from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nellie-H-Steele/e/B07Z9PD3YN


Thank you Nellie, is was lovely to hear about you and your books.


Keep in touch


Natasha :)x



By nmurray, Aug 9 2020 02:07PM

Hello Richard, it is wonderful to talk to you today. Your new book 'The Black Lion' a ghostly tale is set in Brighton, which is a few miles along the coast, east of Littlehampton. The temperature here today is 33°C! We are lucky to have a sea breeze to cool us down although I am sat next to a fan at the moment trying my best not to implode.


We know each other, don't we Richard as we both organise book fairs. This year the Brighton and Hove Book Show is due to take place in November. I have had to cancel my show, the UK Southern Book Show for this year but fingers crossed your show can go ahead.


Your new book The Black Lion was published on 22 July. Please let everyone know about your writing journey and about your new book.



"Thanks for having me as a guest on your blog.


1. What made you want to write a book?


At first it was curiosity but it was also about challenging myself - putting myself to the test to find out if I could write a novel. Once I came up with the concept, I was determined to turn it into a story and so I took the plunge.


After eight months of writing I thought it was finished and proudly showed the novella to my beta readers but, it turned out I needed more time to finish it. Instead of a final draft it looked more like a first draft according to the beta readers, and the main advice I was given was to flesh it out and make it the best I can. So the next task was to flesh out the story and I was totally baffled by it. I had no idea what it meant or how I was going to do it.


One of my writer friends invited me around to her house, let me pick a couple of pages of my book and demonstrated to me how to ‘flesh out’ a story. It was like witnessing a painter dotting colours of paint on a canvas, concentrating on what it looks like and what needs changing to make it better by adding, removing or replacing colours. It all made sense and I had to go though the book page by page, and so I did. After I fulfilled this joyful task, I approached my beta readers again and after they read the entire book, a novel by now, their advice was to get in touch with a professional editor to go through the book with a fine-toothed comb. The good news was: the book was done and now it needed an extra pair of eyes to look for punctuation, literals and inconsistencies. My friend and author Rohase Piercy recommended to contact author and editor Jayne ‘Charlie’ Raven. To break the ice, Charlie requested to send her a sample piece of the book. After I read her comments and suggestions I knew she was the person I had been looking for, and our collaboration was a fact!


2. Tell us about you and where you live.


I’m Richard, an openly gay author, and I’m living with my husband and dog in Peacehaven on the south coast of England. I have a job, 30 hours per week, and spend the rest of my time cooking, writing, cycling, walking the dog and visiting cultural places. I’m a co-organisers of The Brighton & Hove Book Fayre - the last event in November 2019 was our busiest so far and we have another event booked for November this year. I’m also a book fairy, gift-wrapping books and hiding them in public spaces in and around Brighton. Book fairies pop an official book fairy sticker on a book, which reads ‘take this book, read it & leave it for the next person to enjoy’, and they might even add a ribbon to dress it up as a gift.


3. What have you written and what are you working on now?


I’ve just released my debut novel, The Black Lion, a fictional supernatural (and lgbtq+) book about the life of Deryk Carver who was the owner of the Black Lion pub in the old town of Brighton.

Under my own name I published ‘The Gluten Free Mediterranean Cook Book’, which has been selling very well, notably in the US, ‘The Dog’s Favourite Recipe Book’, ‘Ooh Yes I Woof!’ and ‘Ooh Yes I Do!’ In 2017 I wrote three short stories which were included in Kensington Gore’s Hammered Horror anthology ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. That’s how I, unexpectedly, became a published author.

I’m currently working on the second instalment in the book series ‘Spirits of the Past’ and this time the story is set in Amsterdam.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gluten-Free-Mediterranean-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B088DGTGLF


4. How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?


I have tried a variety of methods. First of all I like to have my books stocked locally as a lot of my books have links with the Brighton area. Looking for local stores or establishments is a must. I also take part in book fairs which seem to be reasonably successful and they prove to be one of the best places to connect with readers.


After I launched ‘Ooh yes I Do!’ I threw a book launch party in Waterstones and invested heavily on two paid features in Pink News and Pink Magazine. The book also featured in the Brighton & Hove Wedding magazine, a full book review in local LGBTQ+ magazine G-Scene, and had two lovely features in Latest 7 magazine and the Kemptown Rag. Sales went well and I did earn back all of my investments. Because the book was launched in 2014, the same year same-sex marriages were introduced in England and Wales, I featured in Channel 4’s ‘We are so gay’.


I invested for an advert for my second book which featured in a well-known dog’s magazine, but it didn’t sell.

From that moment, I stopped investing in advertising in magazines all together.


My cook book’s sales have surged since November 2019. It sells very well, notably in the US and it’s the best selling book I published so far - without any advertising.


I’m planning to invest in social media campaigns for my novel in the hope to reach people who will be genuinely interested to read the story about Deryk and ghost stories about Brighton.

5. Where can readers find your book for sale?


On Amazon, paperback and Kindle book. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Lion-Spirits-Past-book-ebook/dp/B08B4WWL11


I’m very pleased to announce that ‘The Black Lion’ will be stocked by City Books in Hove and my cookbook is still available from L’Isola Buona, an Italian deli, in Newhaven.


Summary


The Black Lion tells the untold story of Protestant brewer Deryk Carver who lived in the 16th century Black Lion pub in Brighton. One evening he gets arrested. Nine months later he is burned at the stake in Lewes and becomes the first martyr of East Sussex. In 2019 Matt quits his job. He buys a cottage from an anonymous seller and rents it out as a holiday-let. The guests get caught up in unexpected supernatural encounters. Is Deryk's spirit haunting the cottage?


Thank you Richard it has been a pleasure.


I hope you have a good week and I will be in touch soon.


Take care


Natasha :)x




By nmurray, Aug 4 2020 03:33PM

Welcome Alla to my blog. Congratulations on publishing this collabrative works Journey’s Through Faladon: The Titan Divide. 40 authors have come together to create a trilogy. A couple of days ago this book was published. Please let everyone know more about this great book.



"Books are being published all the time, and often they go unnoticed. But every now and then we hear of a book that just grabs our attention from the very start. Journeys Through Faladon: The Titan Divide is one such book. Written by over 40 co-authors, this epic fantasy novel tells a story of Ürbon the Wanderer, treasure-hungry raider of the western seas. Through unfortunate circumstances, he unwittingly finds himself on a journey through Faladon; across the seas, through dry deserts, volatile volcanoes, dusty forgotten tombs, and bustling cities.


Collaborative writing is quite uncommon, especially in the fantasy genre. The idea to create a fantasy novel with over 40 co-authors took root at ForgeFiction, a platform for collaborative writing. It allows for its users to add to a book, either by writing a chapter or adding elements to the stories universe such as locations, characters, races, etc.


Over time, as more people got involved in creating the Universe of Faladon, a story also began to take shape. The result was Journeys Through Faladon: The Titan Divide, the first installment of a trilogy, available on Faladon.com and Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DRRN342


JOURNEYS THROUGH FALADON: THE TITAN DIVIDE


It has been centuries since the Mountain Birth, a magical calamity that turned the Jödmun from men into… something else.

Part curse, part blessing, the Jödmun need neither food nor shelter, living as veritable stone men. One among them, Ürbon the Wanderer, will emerge from his people’s centuries-long isolation.


A chance encounter with an unusually violent elvish people leaves Ürbon without a ship, without his men, and without direction, changing the course of his life forever.

In a journey across the vast world of Faladon; from the sandy Savarrah desert to the lush Forgotten Isles, the Human Kingdom of Ravenburg to the bustling port-city of Venova, Ürbon will gather to him unlikely friends and dangerous enemies, each seeking a weakness in his stony flesh. This is his tale."


Many thanks Alla, I am sure that there will be lots of people just itching to read this book.


I wish you all the best.


Natasha :)




By nmurray, Jul 30 2020 02:11PM

Hi Rob, thank you for joining me on my blog today. It is a sunny day here in Littlehampton but I bet it was a little hotter in West Africa.



Join Rob on an unforgettable journey through the amazing country of Mali in his new book. From forbidden instruments in Dogon Country to sandstorms in Timbuktu, you’ll finish the journey informed, entertained and enriched. Travelling 17 hours on the roof of a canoe, catching an unpredictable train to the hottest city in the world, and saving the life of a snakebite case; experience Malian life and culture like never before in Toubab Tales.


Your book description above promises the reader some fasinating stories about your travels. Please let everyone know about your writing journey and your great new book Toubab Tales.


1. What made you write a book?


Living and working in Africa was my main inspiration. The more time I spent there, the more intriguing stories I gleaned. These rich experiences were just too fascinating not to share with the world.


2. What is your writing process like?


Although I’m an extrovert, I need complete isolation to write; otherwise I’m distracted by people! On several occasions, I’ve house-sat for friends, just to have an uninterrupted run of days in which to write. I once managed 25,000 words in five days.


3. Tell us about you and where you live.


I now life in rural Bedfordshire, southern England, where I continue to write, as well as playing jazz piano and teaching music. It’s a beautiful part of the world to be.


4. Tell us about Toubab Tales


It’s a largely biographical travelogue, which genuinely celebrates Mali; a poor yet incredibly rich country in West Africa. I lived there for three years and experienced the good, bad and ugly of expat life. The final chapters describe how we survived a military coup in the capital; not the best days of my life, but certainly among the most interesting.


5. What have you written and what are you working on now?

Besides Toubab Tales, I have two other books published: Adventures in Music and Culture was my first book, which was based upon my travels in Togo and Benin. Then, in 2016, I was commissioned to write 50 Things You Should Know About Music, an educational book, which looks at music from a range of angles. Right now, I’m mostly marketing Toubab Tales, but have also begun another book on African culture.


6. How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?


For me, having a Facebook page has generated lots of interest. I post regular photos, videos and book extracts on there. (https://www.facebook.com/ToubabTales) Also, personal contacts: asking friends to read and review the book has also proven beneficial.


7. Where can readers find your book for sale?


Toubab Tales: The Joys and Trials of Expat Life in Africa is available on Amazon in most countries, and also on the Book Depository


Thanks Rob for sharing your story with everyone. If you would like a copy of Rob's book then visit Amazon by clicking on this link https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089DQ6DVY


Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing


All the best


Natasha :)


By nmurray, Jul 24 2020 11:57AM

Hello, Catherine, thank you for joining me on my blog today. Please share with everyone your writing journey. We are all ears :)


Hey! Thank you so much for the opportunity.




What made you want to write a book?


I never had a set intention to become an author. Ideas would pop into my head and I always felt the need to write them down. The writing was a way to help me keep a clear mind. So at first “The Story Of Babushka” was only a thought that needed to get out and into my notebook.


Only later, when the idea took shape, I started to write a full story. Realizing that we are all multi-dimensional Babushkas with many layers and talents, and that was a huge part of my inspiration for this story.



Tell us about you and where you live


I’m Catherine, 28 years old, I am half Swiss and half Guyanese. I was born and raised in Switzerland and became a graphic designer when I was 18. After my apprenticeship, I worked in different agencies in and around Zurich. As a child, I always wanted to live in the south, with the warmth and shining sun. Little did I expect, that this would become a reality in autumn 2017. I met my partner a year prior to Morocco and together we planned to emigrate to Portugal. By the time we left Switzerland, I was three months pregnant. Our son was born in an idyllic small mountain village with only fourteen people. Now, three years later, we find ourselves living on the beautiful Portuguese Island and we love it here!


What have you written and what are you working on now?


My first book is called “The Story Of Babushka”. It’s a story about a Russian nesting doll, with 5 bodies, each with a particular characteristic: beauty, wealth, talent, wisdom, and love. Babushka decides she wants to find out the meaning of life, so she sends her bodies out of the forest and into the world to search for answers.


The story shares life lessons that promote inner growth for middle-grade readers. You can find out more by visit www.thestoryofbabushka.com a unique interactive website we have created engage readers.


I am working on two new stories at the moment. One is a picture book, targeted at a younger audience (3-8), and is in the process of being edited and illustrations created. The story is about a little fox, who learns to listen to his inner voice. Listening to the inner voice is something that is hard to teach and, as such, is often not talked about with children. So this story will be a tool to bring this specific feature to children’s attention.


The other story I’m writing is a middle-grade story. This one speaks about how important it is to be careful with our thoughts and the words we speak. What we think and what we say can have a huge impact on our lives and the lives of others. The story will play in the time of Celts and I’m planning to give it a mystical touch, similar to The Story Of Babushka.


How do you market your books and do your promotion methods work?


Working with many talented bloggers, reviewers as well as running many book giveaways and promotions. I am still in the process of learning all of the in’s and out’s so I’m yet to be able to give a clear answer, but the book launched in a few weeks, so I will soon find out.


Where can readers find your book for sale?


You can find it online at www.thestoryofbabushka.com/shop as well as on Amazon, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and many more. You can also request your local independent bookstore to stock the book!


What are readers saying?


"This is one of the most beautiful, engaging and thought-provoking books I have read this year. I really loved it and it would be an exquisite addition to any bookshelf.”


Thank you so much for sharing this with us.


I wish you the best of luck for the future.


Natasha :)x




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