Thursday, 10 November 2011

A special gift of local author’s books - News - Weston Mercury

Look! My writing group (Wordsmiths of Weston) made it into the local paper this week. We were presented with some books by Jean Saunders' family. I realised she lived in North Somerset, I didn't realise she was that local! 

A special gift of local author’s books - News - Weston Mercury

You'll recognise Jean in issues of Writing Magazine - her column was usually at the back discussing short stories.

She also has a few pen names: Jean Ellis, Rowena Summers, Sally Blake, Jean Innes and Jodie Nicole.

I'm currently reading The Craft Of Writing Romance by Jean Saunders, as it's one of the books donated to us. We now have a mini library of writing guide books. Some written by Jean, and some were hers that she'd purchased and used over her writing career.

It was lovely to listen to Geoff and Janet talking of Jean's dedication to her writing. 

Rest in peace, Jean Saunders. Or may there be a huge typewriter in the sky!