Gothenburg enjoyed a mini heatwave this week. I also started working in the school library, so it has been a really good week all round. I have learnt to check books in and out, put new books into the library catalogue and I have helped the librarian plan her autumn activities. I am also going to write a blog post for the library blog. I have to say I love it, but it is only temporary and I will just have to enjoy it while it lasts.
You may remember a blog post I did called ‘Every Object has a Story’. If not, you will find it in my archives from last month. I am pleased to say it inspired me to write a short story. I have written a tale based on a twelve year old girl who helps her Grandmother on Sundays at the local charity shop. She discovers that they both have flashbacks of memories when they touch the objects. I will leave it in a draw for a few months and then reread it. Distance makes for a better editor in my view.
I am also in the process of getting in touch with my book blog contacts to see if they are interested in reviewing Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest. I have had four reviews come in already and I am pleased to say two were four stars and the other two were five stars. All the reviews have been posted onto Goodreads and some are on Amazon too. It is such a relief because I never know for sure how the stories will be received.
One of the reviewers is called Namrata and she is based in India. Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest is also set in India and I am pleased that Namrata has given the story her stamp of approval.
“The author has managed to capture the essence and beauty of India as well as the heat! The descriptions of the transport systems, the train station etc were spot on. A delightful short story for fans of the series, this is a perfect book for young readers. It is easy to understand and is comparable on some level with the Faraway series and many others by Enid Blyton.”
Namrata, Red Pillows
You can read the review in full on Namrata’s book blog called Red Pillows by clicking here.
This week I plan to set up some giveaways where you can win the all three books in the Delilah Dusticle series. I will post the details here as soon as I have everything up and running. I also plan to write the post for the library blog and share it here. It might even be two post. So those are my plans. I guess I better get started then.
A.J. York is a middle grade and Children's writer. From the UK, currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden. Author of Delilah Dusticle, Eliza Bluebell and A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story.