Philip Whiteley's Blog

July 5, 2016

Appearing at the Margate Book Festival

Filed under: Uncategorized — felipewh @ 8:39 am

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be a panel member at a session of the Margate Book Festival on the evening of Saturday 20th August. Panel host is my publisher Matthew Smith of Urbane, and the theme is ‘Get Published’. I plan to talk on the theme of perfecting your craft as a writer; creating something special, with a publishing deal as a by-product.

Given that it took me 17 years between starting Close of Play and seeing it in print, I can attest to the value of patience!

The session runs 18.30 til 20.00 and is FREE, but you do have to book a ticket, as space is limited. More details via my Facebook page: .

I’m also running a summer promotion for Close of Play, which now has over 20 Amazon reviews, and its first print review, in which the Church Times described the book as ‘…well written, but above all well observed’.


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