Philip Whiteley's Blog

December 20, 2017

Old year, new announcements

Filed under: Uncategorized — felipewh @ 9:31 am

It’s the Christmas season already, and there is much to report. Earlier this month, I revisited my old home town of Marske-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, to begin research for a major work, which will be part memoir, part reflection on ideas I’ve had and books that have influenced my thinking. The working title is Touching the Books I’ve Read. I loved the visit; it’s probably the place I’ve felt most at home, and I wished I had returned earlier, and more often. The beach walk from Marske to Saltburn is magical (though I nearly got trapped by the tide – comedy moment….)

I’ve had a sales update from Urbane, and sales of Marching on Together and Close of Play have been ticking over nicely in recent weeks, which is reassuring to hear: there hasn’t been any publicity recently, so there must be a fair bit of word-of-mouth recommendation.

In the New Year, I’m due to announce that I’ll be hosting a major literary event in the spring: can’t give any more details yet!

And the biggest news is signing a contract with the publisher Unbound for my new romantic comedy The Rooms We Never Enter, on a crowdfunding basis. Within just a couple of days, I had six backers, which is a heartening start.  For more information, go to this link: https://unbound.com/books/rooms-we-never-enter/ 

Happy Christmas, everyone!

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