Yesterday the UK and Ireland celebrated World Book Day and I had the pleasure to listen to romance writer Judy Astley, at my local library.
After a bit of a wait, Astley finally arrived and started off the talk by mentioning the fight to keep my former local library at Kensal Rise open. Astley shared many memories with us from her younger days and how she came in to writing. Personally I preferred when she was talking more about the craft of writing, the sitting down and getting words on paper.
It bugs me a bit that I’d missed that she would sell her books at the end and I had left my wallet at home. Oh well, next time I’ll be better prepared.
I’m celebrating International Women’s Day today by reading another brilliant author Elly Griffith. I’m not usually a fan of mystery/detective stories, but the Crossing Place has got me hooked.
Do you want to help a woman in need? There are many great organisations out there, helping women in different ways. I am most familiar with Women for Women and can truly recommend them worthy of your contribution to their work.