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Read dating event celebrates local talent

An impressive array of authors from across the UK is gathering for the 2019 Deepings Literary Festival, and will include a wonderful opportunity to meet a terrific line-up of successful local writers.

Hosted at Deepings Community Library from 2pm – 3.30pm on Saturday 25 May, this free Read Dating event will offer 1:1 bite-size conversations with some of the region’s local literary talent happy to talk to you about their books. You have ten minutes together! What can you find out in 10 minutes about a new reading relationship? You can also buy their books and have them signed on the day.

The 2019 programme features eight authors:

Sarah Bennett
Raised in a family of bookworms, Sarah’s love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories. Her best-selling Butterfly Cove, Lavender Bay, and the forthcoming Bluebell Castle trilogies, are published by HQ Digital UK.

Margaret Castle
Margaret is the author of the novel The House on Stilts. She also had a story about working in a ‘school full of unruly children’ published in ‘Life’s Too Short‘, edited by Val McDermid (Quick Reads 2010).

Tony Forder
Tony is the author of acclaimed best-selling crime thriller series featuring detectives Jimmy Bliss and Penny Chandler. The first three books are now joined by a fourth, The Reach of Shadows published in January 2019.

Helen Claire Gould
Helen discovered science fiction at nine and has written it since her teens. She met her husband at Peterborough SF Club and set up the Peterborough SF Writers’ Group. In 2014 she self-published her debut novel Floodtide, followed in 2018 by The Stallion and She… Her current WIP is The Zarduth Imperative: Discovery.

Ross Greenwood
Ross was born in 1973 in Peterborough and, after leaving Kings School, lived and worked all over the country before returning to Peterborough where he met his wife. For four years he worked as a prison officer. His latest book, Shadows of Regret, is inspired by his time working on the women’s side of Peterborough prison.

Jane E James
Jane enjoys living the good life in the Cambridgeshire countryside. Best-selling author of The Crying Boy, a compelling and ghostly suspense story, Jane’s third novel, The Butcher’s Daughter, a tense and haunting psychological thriller, will be released in time for the Deepings Literary Festival.

Eva Jordon
Eva was born in Kent but now lives in Cambridgeshire. A lover of words, books, travel and chocolate, she is also mum and step-mum to four adult children who have provided her with some of the inspiration behind her novels, 183 Times a Year, All the Colours In Between, and Time Will Tell.

Tony Millington
Tony was born in Warrington Cheshire in 1967, but moved to Rutland in 1981 and now lives in Cambridgeshire with his family. Tony has always wanted to write a book and Unsilent Grief, a detective thriller, is his first. His second book is with his publisher now and he is working on book three.

For more information email or phone 01778 346528 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (closed on Thursdays) or 10am-3pm on Saturdays.

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