Sunday, 19 February 2017

The Blog is Back!

Firstly, we'd like to apologise for our absence from blogging over the last few months. There's been a lot happening in the Sunpenny world, all things that have meant the blog has had to be put on the back burner for a time.

Nevertheless, in the intervening months, our staff and authors have been busy with projects both old and new. There have been festivals, book signings, readings, workshops and other author events too, all of which have demonstrated the hard work, dedication and passion that go into publishing a book.

Now the blog is being resumed, we hope to bring you more of our news as well as articles about different aspects of writing and publishing. There'll be information about interesting events coming up in the publishing world too.

But before we do any of that, we have something special to kick start our blogging year. One of Sunpenny's special appeals is that our authors are truly international and our books are set in some amazing locations worldwide. In the next few weeks, we'll be beginning this new blogging season with some interviews with our authors. We've asked them all to tell us a bit about the environment in which they live and how it inspires their writing, so we're looking forward to sharing these with you.

Our first interview will be with Seattle-based Sonja Anderson, author of the delightful children's books Sophie's Quest and Sophie Topfeather, Superstar. We'll be posting this in the coming week. Following this, we have interviews lined up with several of our other authors who live in fabulous locations like Italy, New Zealand, Wales, Scotland and even the Netherlands, so be sure to keep an eye on our updates.

For now, though, it's great to be back and just as a reminder of an event where many of the Sunpenny authors and staff got together last year, here are some photos of us all at the London Book Fair last April!

 From top left to bottom right: 1. Jo Holloway conducting a meeting, 2. Tonia Parronchi and Val Poore
3. Michelle Jayne Heatley and Julie McGowan 4. Christine Moore


Vallypee said...

Great that the first post is up and running!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading about you all! Hugs Tonia

Vallypee said...

Me too, Tonia! These interviews will be great!