Back in February I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne Joinson and hearing about her debut novel A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar which will be published tomorrow. I've now read the book and enjoyed it greatly and I'll be talking about it at greater length soon, but meanwhile Suzy herself is about to hop on her bike - a 1964 BSA - and set off on a tour of the blogs. Practising 'the art of wheeling', as it's described in Maria E. Ward's Bicycling for Ladies (1896), she'll be with us at Cornflower Books on the 14th. of July but she has several stops along the way as you'll see from her full itinerary, so pop in and join her on her travels if you can, and be sure to catch her back here in ten days' time. To whet your appetite you might like to watch this short film in which Suzy talks about the book.
Now, calling all as yet unpublished writers! Suzy will be parking her bike in central London this Saturday (the 7th) as she takes part in what looks like a terrific, information-packed day-long conference. If you're a writer who is hoping to get your work noticed and you're looking for clear, constructive, practical advice, then the How to Get Published event is surely a must for you if you're within striking distance of the Wellcome Collection in Euston Road. Click here for full details (and to book) and you'll see that the speakers include a senior publishing executive, high profile literary agents and editorial consultants, with Suzy and fellow author Kerry Wilkinson giving the benefit of their experience too.