Category: Workshops/author talks/competitions/events

Author Interview with NFReads.com

Author Interview with NFReads.com

NFReads.com, a general interest website based on authors and their expertise, began as a place dedicated to learning. Always a good reason to start anything!

It now contains a wealth of author interviews and articles about all sorts of topics, across 20 categories, including:

  • Sylvia Engdahl – Multi-award winning science fiction author, early Cold War air defense system programmer and space colonization advocate
  • Bill Bennett – Two-time Cannes official selected film director, two-time Logie award-winning Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist and author of best-selling travel memoir about his 500-mile Camino de Santiago hike across Spain
  • Julie Daniluk – Co-host of Oprah Winfrey Network’s Healthy Gourmet that has aired in 78 countries, resident nutrition expert on The Marylin Denis Show in Canada and author of award-winning and best-selling nutrition books
  • Michael Schlossberg – Pennsylvania state representative and multi-award winning advocate for the mentally ill who works on suicide prevention and mental health legislation, and writes mental health-themed science fiction novels

… and recently, also an interview with me!

In this interview I explain how and why I was drawn to writing Environmental Fiction novels (also known as Eco-Fiction).

View the NFReads “Interview With Author Kathryn Rose Newey” here.

Let me know what you think 🙂


 

Write a Story to Save Elephants – Kids’ Writing Workshops at Waterstones

Write a Story to Save Elephants – Kids’ Writing Workshops at Waterstones

If you’re wondering what to do with the kids this April, why not bring them along to Waterstones in Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday 17th April?

I will be running more of my popular Kid’s Writing Workshops – this time “Write a Story to Save Elephants“.

We’ll be looking at all the situations where elephants interact with humans, how their numbers are plummeting, and what we can do about it.

The kids will be writing a story around this theme, and finding out more about self-publishing their own novels.

There are still spaces in the 11am-12noon workshop. Book in-store or email WelwynGC@waterstones.com (ages 9-14 years).

Find out more about this event on the Waterstones website: https://www.waterstones.com/events/childrens-easter-holidays-activity/welwyn-garden-city


 

Happy Holidays – Get a Free Book!

Happy Holidays – Get a Free Book!

It’s finally December… Time for catching up with family and friends… and a (free) good book?

If you’d like to receive one of my books (paperback or ebook), simply share this blog post on Facebook (and tag me), or like and share my Facebook post at KathrynRoseNeweyAuthor.

The first 10 people to respond can choose one of my paperbacks or ebooks. Have a look here: https://kathrynrosenewey.com/books-e-books/

Your paperback novel will be posted to your address (UK mainland addresses only). Alternatively you can choose to receive an ebook (downloadable PDF file) via email which you can read on any device. 

Happy holiday reading! 🙂


Terms and Conditions of this competition: The author’s decision is final. The first 10 people to respond with a Like and/or Share on the author’s Facebook Page (or by sharing this blog post on Facebook, with the author tagged) will be declared the winners. Winners will be notified via Facebook. Any notified winners who do not respond with their email address and/or postal address by 31 December 2018, will lose their winning status, and will not receive a prize. If you need to, you can contact the author through the contact form here: https://kathrynrosenewey.com/contact-me/


 

Author Youtube Video Channel

Author Youtube Video Channel

Being a Vegan: Interview with Matt Prior by Kathryn Rose NeweyThought I’d let you know that I now have an author video channel where I will be posting content related to books, events, environmental issues, and interviews with authors and others who are saving the Earth in various ways.

Sonia Faruqi - Author and Speaker

Some video interviews I have already posted there include:

  • A series of interviews with Matt Prior, a vegan and a vegan activist, called “Vegan in Five“,
  • An interview with fellow environmental author, Sonia Faruqi, author of Project Animal Farm and The Oyster Thief. Watch the video and read the blog post about her.

Here’s the video introduction to what I will be doing on the channel:

Check out the Youtube channel – Kathryn Rose Newey.

Happy watching, learning and saving the planet! 🙂


 

Children’s Writing Workshops at Waterstones Bookstores

Children’s Writing Workshops at Waterstones Bookstores

UPDATE May 2018: I’m offering more Kids’ Writing Workshops at Waterstones Hatfield, Waterstones Welwyn Garden City, and Harpenden Books during May Half-Term (28th-31st May 2018). Contact the stores to book your place!


UPDATE April 2018! The 2pm-3pm workshop on Monday 9 April 2018 is now fully booked, so we’ve added a second workshop at 11am-12noon. Hurry and book your place (ages 9+ years) by emailing welwyngc@waterstones.com


Why not let the kids come along to one of my interactive Kids’ Writing Workshops?

The next one will be during Easter school holidays, on Monday 9th April 2018, 2pm to 3pm, at Waterstones bookstore, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Book your child (aged 9+ years) in for this free, fun workshop by emailing welwyngc@waterstones.com

Children will meet me, a local children’s author, learn how to write stories to save the Earth, and find out about publishing their own books!

3 books by Kathryn Rose NeweyMy books will also be on sale on the day. Hope to see you there! 🙂

Self-Published Author Fairs in Hertfordshire

Self-Published Author Fairs in Hertfordshire

It’s great that Hertfordshire Libraries are acknowledging self-published authors – by holding a series of Self-Published Author Fairs in various public libraries.

The events are aimed at bringing self-published books, often unique, to the attention of readers who can purchase them directly from the authors, as well as educating potential writers about how to self-publish their own books.

I participated in one such event at Harpenden Library in March 2018 (that’s my author table pictured). Besides me, there was one other children’s author and four adult fiction and non-fiction authors.

It was wonderful to see how well used the library is on Saturdays – with lots of children and adults visiting to read and borrow books.

I chatted to lots of interesting people, including children and their parents curious about the self-published books on sale, and would-be authors and illustrators, wanting to know more about the writing and self-publishing process.

If you’ve always want to write and publish a book, but don’t know where to start, I offer coaching / tuition / consultations on writing and self-publishing for children and adults. Find out more here.


 

Goodreads Author Profile

Goodreads Author Profile

You can now check out Kathryn Rose Newey’s author profile at goodreads.com, where I answer reader’s questions, post books I’ve read, and announce new books.


Goodreads.com is a fun way for book lovers to connect.

Once you’ve created your free account, you can do lots of book-related things like:

  • Save ‘bookshelves’ of your favourite books under ‘read’ or ‘to read’,
  • Write reviews and ratings,
  • Join other readers’ communities or groups.

You can also connect with your favourite authors or start a book club!

Have fun with Goodreads! 🙂


 

Goodreads Author Profile

Goodreads Author Profile

You can now check out Kathryn Rose Newey’s author profile at goodreads.com, where I answer reader’s questions, post books I’ve read, and announce new books.


Goodreads.com is a fun way for book lovers to connect.

Once you’ve created your free account, you can do lots of book-related things like:

  • Save ‘bookshelves’ of your favourite books under ‘read’ or ‘to read’,
  • Write reviews and ratings,
  • Join other readers’ communities or groups.

You can also connect with your favourite authors or start a book club!

Have fun with Goodreads! 🙂