The festival programme
Julie Stock and Lizzie Lamb
Sunday 26 May
Venue: Coronation Hall, Halfleet, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8DB
(Tickets include coffee, apple pie and live music)
Julie Stock is an independent author of contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories.
She indie published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in February 2015 and published her second novel, The Vineyard in Alsace in March 2017 which has remained high in the Amazon charts since then. Over You (Sam’s Story) and Finding You (Jenna’s Story), the follow-up novellas to From Here to Nashville were published in 2018, making the From Here to You series complete. She has also published a boxed set of the From Here to You trilogy of books. Her next novel is coming in Spring 2019.
Julie is a proud member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Society of Authors.
After teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided to pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed by Boot Camp Bride. Although much of her time is taken promoting her novels she published Scotch on the Rocks, which achieved Best Seller status within two weeks of appearing on Amazon. Her next novel, Girl in the Castle, reached #3 in the Amazon charts.
Lizzie is a founder member of indie publishing group – New Romantics Press, and has co-hosted author events at Aspinall, St Pancras and Waterstones, Kensington, talking about writing and the research which underpins her novels. Lizzie latest romance Take Me, I’m Yours is set in Wisconsin, a part of the USA which she adores, achieved Best Seller status, too. She has further Scottish-themed romances planned and has just returned from a tour of the Scottish Highlands in her caravan researching men in kilts. What’s not to like? As for the years she spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste as she is building up a reputation as a go-to speaker on indie publishing, and how to plan, write, and publish a debut novel. Lizzie lives in Leicestershire (UK) with her husband, David.