Author Archives: kirstyes
There’s a fun new website on the interwebs where you can create your own themed bookshop.
My Independent Bookshop allows you to create a mini bookshop of up to twelve books and you can link to your local independent bookshop (via Hive) so that when someone buys a book online based on your recommendation your local bricks and mortar bookshop benefits. I’ve chosen to link up with Gullivers Bookshop, a local family run bookshop that are supporting the HPA group I run with our Accio Books campaign.
Here’s the link to my Bookshop called The Future is… Books! which is celebrating my love of Dystopias/Science Fiction Futures.
Click on the books on the shelf and they open to reveal a mini review or suggestion of why I liked them. I’ve not added full reviews yet but I will. I’ve chosen seven books at the moment but have a few more on my reading list which I’m hoping to add. I’m only adding five star reads at the moment.
Here are a few other bookshops (by some twitter faves) that I’d recommend you take a look at:
Books Galore! (by blogger and Project UKYA organiser Lucy Powrie)
YA Yeah Yeah (by blogger and Countdown to 5th June organiser Jim Dean)
UKYA Books (by author Keris Stainton whose writing course I’m currently participating in)
James Dawson Books (by author James Dawson who is going to scare me soon with Say Her Name)
Have you created your own website yet? Share the link with me below.
Well Camp didn’t go that well, I only managed to edit through 4,000 words for a whole host of valid and probably not so valid reasons, so I’m feeling a bit glum.
Have signed up for two courses with Keris Stainton, one on editing and one on writing for teenagers. Hoping to get stuck into those this weekend.
Also purchased this book which is a work of art and, I’m hoping, container of helpful advice.
I will have a full novel ready by the end of this year….please universe and brain?!