The fifth Oswestry Literary Festival is about to start this Friday, with the opening author, Carole Matthews at The Dining Rooms. Carole’s incredibly popular romantic fiction includes the bestselling “Girls Night Out” and “Calling Mrs Christmas”.
This sets off a packed two weeks of author events, children’s theatre, singing and poetry workshops and much more.
Also, Oswestry celebrates not one, but two local authors being shortlisted for awards.
Mary Fitzgerald is the Nom de Plume of Kate Rosenberg, whose self-published romantic novel “The Love of a Lifetime” has been taken up by Random House on a book deal, and shortlisted for an award by the Romantic Novelists Association. Kate has been writing romantic fiction for a number of years, and is a successful kindle author.
Another budding Oswestry writer is hoping to gain her first book deal. Rozi Moore is one of seven finalists in the WH Smiths Richard and Judy Bookclub “Find a Bestseller” 2014, with a synopsis of her debut novel “I am Aphrodite”.
At the youngest end of the literary world, eager young authors have been writing about their own Beast Quest monsters, with the winner of the Rotary sponsored prize to be announced on Sunday, at the Beast Quest Adventure at the Library.
Best of luck to everyone!
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