Horsham business hosts special day for writers, readers and art lovers

JPCT-20-11-14 UGC Daisy White and Rachael's Kitchen SUS-141114-145306001
JPCT-20-11-14 UGC Daisy White and Rachael's Kitchen SUS-141114-145306001
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Rachael’s Kitchen in the Carfax is fast establishing itself as a creative hub - with space for reading, writing, art lessons and an independent bookshop, the ‘cupcake townhouse’ provides an ideal home for those with a creative interest.

On Saturday November 29, resident independent bookshop - awarding winning Daisy White’s Booktique is delighted to announce a full day of signings/workshops and chat (and a chance to sample those cupcakes!).

Of particular interest for writers will be a Q&A/book signing with Dee Blick - her latest book ‘The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book on a Shoestring Budget’ is an essential addition to many shelves!

For budding young authors there is a chance to see their work on the shelves for the day - and all contributors collect a literary festive goodie bag! Daisy would like children to write/illustrate their own book, which will be displayed during the day for all to admire.

This is open to children 8 years and under - ‘books’ should be no bigger than 6” x 9” and can be hand written or typed. Please send all entries to; Penang, Shipley Road, Southwater RH13 9BG and enclose a SAE if you want the book returned. Closing date is November 28th and goodie bags can be collected in store at Rachael’s Kitchen on the 29th. Daisy explains, “With two young children of my own I know how important it is to encourage reading and writing, and this is a chance to showcase young talent. The main thing is the children write/illustrate the book themselves. I’m not looking for perfection, just that they have had the courage and imagination to create.”

The full line up for the day is as follows;

l 10.30am - Meet actress and author Sue Jameson (the kids will know her as ‘Aunt Loretta’ from ‘Grandpa in my Pocket’!) - Sue will be signing copies of her stunning book ‘Pony Tails’ and answering questions. Sue is joined by her publisher Michelle Charman (Forelock Books) who is happy to chat about the publishing business and her mission to bring her stunning stable of quality pony books to eager readers. Perfect Christmas presents for children/teens and adults...

l 11.30am - Author and businessman Mike Smart chats about his writing journey and signs copies of his five titles. Like James Bond? Love Mike Smart!

l 12.30pm - Popagami Workshop. Much loved local entrepreneur Philip Craik returns to Horsham with his ‘Popettes’ - perfect entertainment for the kids. Make your own Christmas themed animal...

l 1.30pm - Dee Blick Q&A and book signing. Want more book reviews? Confused about publishing options? Struggling with social media? Drop in on Dee!

l 2.45pm - Patrick Walsh from Push Publishing answers questions - writers looking to promote/readers looking for FREE books?

l 3.00pm - Bestselling Fantasy Writer Sam Leeves (Transworld) signs copies of his stunning trilogy. Sam is also happy to chat to aspiring writers about literary agents/publishers and his amazing creative journey.

In addition there will be a FREE festive wrapping service all day for purchases of books or art.

For more information please contact Daisy daisy@daisywhiteauthor.co.uk

Report and picture contributed by Daisy White.