Forthcoming Events

THUR 6th JULY – Chorleywood Bookshop’s Fantastic Fiction with Vanessa Lafaye & Juliet West.

Please join me as I have the pleasure of interviewing these two wonderful writers.  To be held at The Art Studio, Chenies Manor, Chenies, WD3 6ER.  Book Vouchers just £8 to include a Pimms on the lawn from 7pm.

FRI 22nd SEPT – I am very much looking forward to having the pleasure of interviewing Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney about their new novel, A Secret Sisterhood: The hidden friendship of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf.   7.30 – 9pm at Uxbridge Library  UB8 1HD

AH-052 I thoroughly enjoyed the following events and would be delighted to attend similar in the future.

If you are a book shop owner or an event organiser and would like me to give a talk, or sign copies of The Ship, please don’t hesitate to send me a message via my Contact page.

Similarly, I have a wealth of experience presenting to children of all ages, gained in my former life as a teacher so, if you would like a visiting author at your school, please do get in touch.



MON 26th JUNE – Guest speaker at the Literary Arts Evening @ Watford Grammar School for Boys

THUR 8th JUNE – Chiltern Writers‘ Workshop at Wendover library, ‘The Frankenstein manuscript – and how to refine it’

THUR 30th MARCH – Claire Fuller and Antonia Honeywell in Conversation, at Rossiter Books Monmouth NP25 3BX.

SAT 4 – SUN 5th FEB  – Hearth Festival 2017 at Gladstone’s Library

FRI 6 JAN 2017- An Evening with Ruby Wax with Chiltern Bookshops.  Interviewing  the wonderful Ruby Wax, at Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3


FRI 2nd DEC – What makes a best seller?  A fascinating look at how some novels become an overnight runaway success: with Dinah Jefferies, Vanessa Lafaye, Kate Hamer and Claire Fuller.  Winston Churchill Theatre, HA4 7Q.

SAT 26th NOV – Telling Tales: An Afternoon of Authors  at Forest Arts Centre, New Milton  BH25 6DS.   Discussing novels; plots, settings and characters, and finally landing that publishing deal.  With Claire Fuller, Laura Barnett and Graham Hurley.

MON 31st OCT – Reading Group Social: ‘Culture Bite Grand Finale‘, an exclusive event celebrating the conclusion of Hillingdon Library’s first ever Book of the Month.

OCTOBER 2016 – I was truly honoured that The Ship was chosen as the first Book Of The Month for Hillingdon Library’s Culture Bite, a month long celebration of all things cultural.

WED 19th OCT – Culture Bite ‘‘War and the Writer’  with Lissa Evans, Jason Hewitt, Alison Layland & Juliet West, at Compass Theatre, Uxbridge

WED 12th OCT – Culture Bite ‘Getting Published Workshop’, at The Stables, Uxbridge

SAT 8th OCT – Little Missenden Festival –  Interview with Rose Tremain

WED 5th OCT  Culture BiteDrafting & Editing Workshop’ at Eastcote House Gardens.

SAT 1st OCT – Culture Bite ‘Creative Writing Workshop’ at Hillingdon Library Fun Palace,

SAT 25 JUNE – Finchley Literary Festival 2016 The representation of orphans in fiction

SUN 19TH JUNE – Prime Writers Panel Event ‘From Colonies to Apocalypse – writing women through the ages’.

MON 13th JUNE – Loose Mews Winchester Poetry and Prose Evening The Discovery Centre, Winchester

WED 27th April – An Evening with Antonia Honeywell, at The Stables, Manor Farm, Ruislip

THUR 28th APRIL – Guest Speaker at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham

WED 20th APRIL – Oxford Writers’ Circle at Albion Beatnik Bookstore

SUN 10th APRIL – BBC Radio 4 Open Book with Jenni Fagan and Mariella Frostrup

THUR 10th MAR – ‘The book that inspired me’, with Antonia Honeywell, Waterstones Islington

THUR 3rd MAR – World Book Week Talk & Workshop at Bethnal Green Academy

WED 3rd FEB – Chorleywood Bookshop’s, An Evening With Ella Woodward.

MON 1st FEB – Chorleywood Bookshop’s, An Evening with Antonia Honeywell & Kate Hamer.

THUR 28th JAN – Guest Speaker at Gerrards Cross Book Group

FRI 15th JAN 2016 – Guest Tutor at Faber Academy, on their Writing a Novel course.


MON 7th DEC – An evening with Jojo Moyes at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

TUE 17th NOV – Chalfont St Giles Library Literary Group  HP8 4QA

TUE 10th NOV –  Chorleywood Bookshop Debut Authors Evening

WED 28th OCT –  YA Shot Festival 2015

SAT 17th OCT – The Gollancz Festival  WC2H 7BY

SAT 10th OCT – Interview with David Nicholls, at Little Missenden Festival.

WED 7th OCT – A Literary Lunch with Alexander Mc Call Smith for Chorleywood Books

SUN 4th Oct – Royal Geographical Society’s Heroes Conference

WED 30th SEPT – W&N Debut Authors Panel, as part of Barking & Dagenham ReadFest 2015

WED 9th SEPT – Debut Author eveningLutyens & Rubinstein bookshop, Notting hill

THUR 2nd JULY – Debut Author Evening, Waterstones Cambridge

WED 1st JULY – Little Chalfont Community Library

TUE 23rd JUNE – Summer Pimms Party with Authors & Readings, Dulwich Books

WED 17th JUNE  – An evening of new fiction, at Waterstones Covent Garden

THUR 11th JUNE – Author Event at Urmston Books

TUE 2nd JUNE – Interview with David Nicholls at Chorleywood Bookshop

WED 27th MAY – Book signing, The Edge Of The World Bookshop, Penzance

THUR 21st MAY – Finchley Literary Festival, Reading and Q&A at Church End Library

SAT 16th MAY  – Bradford Literary Festival

THUR 7th May – Book Club, The Beacon School, Amersham

WED 29th April – Rossiter Books, Monmouth NP25 3BX

TUE 14th April – London Book Fair, Olympia  An honoured member of a panel discussing the promotion of debut authors

MON 13th APRIL –  Charing Cross Literary Event  7pm – 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road

TUE 10 MARCH – Speakeasy, in association with Vintage and Drink, Shop & Do.

TUE 24 FEB – Short Stories Aloud  Arts at the Old Fire Station | 40 George St Oxford OX1 2AQ

THU 19 FEB – Bristol Book Launch for The Ship

TUE 17 FEB – Ten for ’15  Speakeasy, in association with Vintage and Drink, Shop & Do.

THUR 12th FEB  2015- London Book Launch for The Ship.  The Ship was launched at The Grant Museum of Zoology in Bloomsbury, on Thursday 12th February 2015.

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