A dress for all panels

Yolklore and Waterstones talk in Manchester So, what have I learned from my first two panel appearances as a soon-to-be-published author? Don't wear a dress that is straight and above the knee, that's what. The first panel was at the trendy Pot Kettle Black in Manchester and as soon as I spotted the lofty, steel,... Continue Reading →

Shirley Mann-published author-apparently

So, the toe in the water of getting an agent ( the wonderful Kate Barker) very quickly led on the exciting but terrifying offer of a two-book deal from Bonnier Zaffre publishers. The first one, 'Lily's War' will be published in January 2020 and the second one, "Bobby's War' will follow a year later. This... Continue Reading →

My secret life. Am I really an author?

So, I confess, I'm an author. Well, a sort of unpublished author but I'm determinedly optimistic. I've spent four years writing a novel very loosely based on my parents' war careers. A parallel story of a WAAF and a Desert Rat, to say I created problems for myself, would be an understatement- it took two... Continue Reading →

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