Posted in Coffee Books

It’s Out!

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Isn’t it pretty?? My new, shiny and purple book arrived from the printers and I am madly excited! “It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” is officially out now:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1988286506

Launching the book properly seems like a good idea, so please join me for an official Book Launch of “It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time” at Centennial Market, the current home of Wheelie Good Coffee and more books with the Books and Beans store.
Everyone welcome – I’ll be signing books, and there’ll be hot drinks, book-related goodies and even UglyCakes available!

Saturday, November 3rd 10am – 3pm at Centennial Market, 1230 Broad St. Regina

RSVP with Failbook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/507137736420878/
If anyone has started Nanowrimo by then too, feel free to bring along your Work In Progress. Get a free coffee refill every time you write 1000 words!

Posted in News

Books and Beans combined at last!

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Exciting news!! Last week I launched another new little project – a mini bookstore! I’ve taken over a bookstall from friends on Centennial Market as they just didn’t have time for it any more. I’ve combined the book stall with my Wheelie Good Coffee cart, so there is now a very small bookstore-cafe at the market!

My selection is pretty tiny at the moment, but as with everything, it is a work in progress. Suggestions for what to stock are very welcome! Better still, most of my paperbacks are $5, and $6 will get you a new book AND a coffee. The perfect combination!

You can read all about the new Books and Beans stall over at www.wheeliegoodcoffee.biz

I will be stocking my own book when ‘It Seemed A Good Idea at the Time’ comes out very shortly. I have had the first round of edits back from my editor, and now the manuscript has gone off for Layout editing. Editing is a very strange process, and it’s taught me an awful lot about how I write, picking up on my annoying writing habits, repetitions and usual typos which I could not see by myself. There’s a lot of “Britishisms” in there too that I am not altogether comfy with having removed! Ah well, it’s all highly exciting, and I can’t wait to see it finished.

 

Posted in News

Working on the new book

My Big Project right now is working on my memoir, It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time. This is my story of ten years of misadventures in the coffee industry, and what happens to entrepreneurs when everything doesn’t quite work out as well as you’d hoped.

The manuscript is currently complete but rather raw. Many thanks go to Angela who is editing for me, and to those friends who are reading over the preliminary chapters.

I’ve put together my first serious book proposal and I’m on the hunt for a publisher! All very exciting and at the same time, stressful and rather dejecting as always.

The book’s blurb is available below, along with my ideas for its cover (priorities!!).

Watch this space!

Posted in Coming Soon

It seemed like a good idea at the time

History is written by the winners. Inspiration is found in success. Perhaps this story should serve as a warning then? Read on if you dare…