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Somerset Group: Working with Independent Publishers

20 October @ 19:45 - 20:45 BST

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Join the Somerset Group on Thursday 20 October from 7.45pm for their next online informal meet-up. Hear from Somerset Group members Elisabeth Conway and Ben Mears as they share their experiences of working with independent publishers in the US and UK. 

Elisabeth Conway is the author of The Strands of Shining Gold trilogy of historical novels that follow the friendships and challenges of people from diverse environments, as they make their way through the exotic world that is mid 19th Century Singapore. The second book in the trilogy, Hope Dares to Blossom, has just been published. elisabethconway.com/

Ben Mears first began writing high fantasy as a hobbyist, later working on a series of early-medieval whodunits before self-publishing the YA Tyler May series. In addition to his role as an author, Ben is a published songwriter, a published illustrator and an award-winning graphic designer. He is married and has three inspiring daughters. As a visiting author, he runs creative writing workshops in secondary schools and academies. The Banyard & Mingle stories are his first novels to be traditionally published, with the fourth in the series, Seraph of The Sallow Grove, newly released on 23rd September.

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20 October
19:45 - 20:45 BST
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