The manager of the local store, Jonathan Greenwood, chose to host a week of events involving Chichester-based authors, with two per day visiting Waterstone’s, meeting their readers and signing copies of their books.
Jane Rusbridge was there on 16th August signing her first book The Devil’s Music, which Chichester Copywriter has been involved in the marketing of. Jane has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester, where she teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The front cover of The Devil’s Music features photography of West Wittering beach, close to Jane’s home on the West Sussex coast. Read more at http://www.janerusbridge.co.uk/.
Isabel Ashdown, author of Glasshopper, set in nearby Portsmouth, was also at Waterstone’s on 21st August and the writer stated on her blog: “It’s been one of my favourite places for book signings so far, and I’m looking forward to another busy Saturday chatting to the great people of Chichester.” Find out more about Isabel at: http://isabelashdown.com/.
Saturday 21st also brought Mary Atkinson (http://www.maryatkinson.org.uk/) to Local Author Week. Mary was signing copies of her latest book, Healing Touch for Children, which was named Book of the Week in the Mail on Sunday You magazine (June 2009). As well as writing articles and books on complementary therapies, Mary offers treatments from a Chichester clinic and is the sister of poet, short story writer and creative writing tutor Sarah Salway. Sarah was the first author that our favourite West Sussex copywriter interviewed for Writers’ Forum magazine in 2004.
If the abundance of creative writing flowing out of Chichester Copywriter HQ is anything to go by, you’ll see Kate attending Local Author Week at Waterstone’s, Chichester, before long. Watch this space! If you’re looking for a creative copywriter or a professional marketer to help promote your book contact: Katy@ChichesterCopywriter.co.uk.