Sorry it’s been so quiet here lately. I’ve had a lot to do at work and then my evenings have been all about relaxing. I just returned home from a romantic Valentine’s Day in Copenhagen. I know, Tord and I end up in Copenhagen a lot. It’s a nice town to visit and it’s great when you need a quick change of scenery from Stockholm. It’s just a one-hour flight or a six-hour train ride away… This time, we won a Valentine’s stay at the Avenue Hotel on Åboulevard in the Fredriksbergs section of Copenhagen. We had a wonderful time and I’ve got lots of inspiration for one of my next writing projects, which will also be partially set in Copenhagen.
Now I have another getaway planned but this one is all about writing and publishing. On Friday, February 28, I will be attending the London Author Fair at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London. LAF is arranged by Authoright, a publishing and marketing consultancy firm, and its founding collaborators are CreateSpace, Kobo, Kindle Direct Publishing, Nook Press and Blurb. The full-day event is geared to indie writers and features seminars, workshops with authors and agents, pitch sessions and–of course–a nice party. I’m really looking forward to it! Some of the speakers include bestselling author Adele Parks, Patrick Brown from Goodreads, literary agent Gordon Wise. Have a look at the schedule. There are still tickets available and, if you’re already in London and you’re a writer, this could be a great opportunity to network, to gain new insight on growing your writing career or maybe even get a foot in the door by pitching your novel to one of the agents or editors on hand.I won’t be pitching anything. I am going there because I want to attend the seminars and workshops on publishing and promotion,online branding and discoverability. I think it will also be great to meet other indie writers and compare notes. 🙂