wednesday 25
My Old English Teacher Has Bought My Book: The Long Road to Publication
The Butterfly House at The Torrs Doors 7pm 7.30-9pm
Tickets £5 (including a promo code worth £5 towards James Ellson's book)

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Joe Stretch talks to Roz Watkins (author of the DI Meg Dalton series) and James Ellson about different routes to publication. To Roz about her third book, soon to be published, and to James about his first book The Trail. Also about being a detective (James) / a hypnotherapist (Roz), and living in the country. Readings and questions from the audience.

Multi-talented Joe Stretch was the leader singer in his 20s with his band Performance, has published three books, including The Adult which won the Somerset Maugham in 2012. He is now a filmmaker, and senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Roz Watkins writes the DI Meg Dalton series, which is set in the Peak District where Roz lives with a menagerie of demanding animals. Her first novel, The Devil’s Dice, was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger award, was The Times crime book of the month, and is optioned by ITV.

James Ellson was a police officer for 15 years, starting in London and finishing as a DI at Moss Side in Manchester. He has been writing ever since. Six manuscripts including a memoir, From Cop to Coppicer. He now lives on a smallholding in Hayfield where he keeps chickens and bees.

Roz: Twitter: @RozWatkins

James: Twitter: @jamesellson3

Tickets £5 (including a promo code worth £5 towards James Ellson's book The Trail). Available online HERE or from High Street Books and Records, High Street direct from James Ellson,