Socially Shared Meet the Author Event
Now in its third year, the Socially Shared Meet the Author Event is one of the many highlights on the network’s calendar.
Over the years, we have found more ladies attending our events who have written one or more books. Often, they have done this behind the scenes and haven’t taken the time to promote their work.
We wanted to actively support the fabulous female authors across the region and set about launching the online bookshop – a space for authors to showcase their books and signpost interested parties to their website or sales platform.
In addition to holding online space, we also wanted to create an in-person event where authors and readers could network and connect.
Attending authors 2023
For the 2023 event, we have an incredible lineup of female authors sharing their fictional novels, non-fiction titles, business books, children’s stories, journals, and colouring books.
Our Headline Author this year is Kim Nash.
Kim is an author of uplifting, funny, heartwarming, romantic, feel-good fiction and has wanted to write books since she was a little girl. Hopeful Hearts at the Cornish Cove is the first book in a series set in the fictional seaside village of Driftwood Bay in Cornwall, published by Boldwood Books.
When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog at Cannock Chase, reading, binge-watching box sets on the TV, and dreaming of living by the sea!
Who else is joining us this year?
Adrienne Vaughan writes spellbinding, page-turning romantic suspense. Her latest books, Summer of Secrets and Secrets of the Shell Sisters, are sweeping family sagas, each with a touch of Irish magic.
Ali Swift is the award-winning author of My Wellness Toolbox and Your Wellness Toolbox. She is the Your Wellness Toolbox Coach, a holistic therapist, wellness speaker and podcaster.
Celia Tandy is a contemporary romance writer living in Warwickshire.
Christine Frey is a self-help author who writes books that guide you on a transformational journey. She is passionate about people growing into the best version of themselves.
Florence writes feel-good and heartwarming romance under the pen name of Florence Keeling. She also writes for children as Lily Mae Walters.
Janet published her first book in 2010 at the age of 55. She writes about motivation, building confidence and overcoming your fears.
Jenny McDonald, also known as ‘The Food Freedom Fairy®’ is on a mission to help women break free from the endless cycle of dieting and reconnect with both food and themselves through her work and book.
The discovery of her late mom’s notebooks consumed Joanne with a need to write her first book, a memoir of an extraordinary love story between mother and daughter.
With Scottish, Irish, and Brazilian blood in her veins, it’s hardly surprising that author Lizzie Lamb became a romance writer.
Marie Rowe is joining us to share her life lessons of a 30 year career in Hollywood. She is a scriptwriter and motivational speaker and will be sharing details about her new Guided Autobiography classes.
Phaedra Elson is an illustrator and author of children’s books. She lives in Warwickshire with her husband and two rescue lurchers.
Sheila lives in Warwickshire, and writes psychological, paranormal and mystery fiction and non-fiction under the pen name SC Skillman.
Sharon Louca (Women’s Business Network)
Sharon Louca is the mastermind behind the Women’s Business Network book collaboration. She brought together 20 authors from her women’s network who had business experience and produced a valuable resource for entrepreneurs everywhere.
Sharon is a complementary therapist with a passion for health and wellbeing. She writes about self-care for busy women.
Shelley Wilson is a multi-genre author of non-fiction self-help, memoir, ‘how-to’ writing workbooks, children’s books, and YA fiction.
Suzanne Lissaman is a romantic comedy writer based in the West Midlands. She’s also an artist and photographer. She lives with her husband, children, and a demanding but adorable cat.
Stephanie Summers is the author of the eight book contemporary fiction Infinity Squared Series.
Sue Williams helps women explore their creativity and reach their highest potential with her books on aging and personal transformation.
Taruna is a business mentor and coach for the health and social care sector. Although she has written a successful business book, Taruna’s passion for cooking and culture has driven her to produce a cookbook.
The Bakers of Wroxall
The Wren Hall Cookbook was a collaboration from the Bakers of Wroxall. A beautiful hardback cookbook packed with lots of recipes from the wonderful bakers that have baked cakes for the Wren Hall Teas for over twenty-five years. A unique piece of local, social history; a baking cookbook with beautiful illustrations and photographs, by an established pattern designer/illustrator, and a Warwickshire photographer, a collection of real people’s recipes and tips.
Tracy Richardson is a Therapist, Wellness Consultant and Educator for Serendipity Wellness®. She writes self-help and personal transformation books.
Wendy Charlton was born in Walsall in the West Midlands and writes espionage thrillers as she loves intrigue and the cloak and dagger world of the spy.
Join us on Saturday 21st October 2023 in the Church Hall of St Francis of Assisi, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1HL.
It’s FREE to attend but please register for your ticket HERE.
You will find 25 amazing authors sharing their fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journals, business books, children’s titles, and colouring books. Meet the authors, get your books signed, and start shopping early for Christmas. We also have a tearoom where all proceeds will go to charity and a kids activity table. Bring your family and friends along for a fun day out!
Find out more about the networking events in your area and the Socially Shared Area Hosts, our annual Women in Business Conference, and the special events we host throughout the year.