Hello from Bury on this Thursday afternoon. Now that serialising Curmudgeon Avenue has come to an end, I have been asking if anyone would like to guest post on my blog to talk about character and title names. And to illustrate bits of book number two of Curmudgeon Avenue The Harold and Edith Adventures I cannot contain myself about the talented folks who have already said yes.
Illustrations coming soon from Lyndsey Prince at https://ellepeablog.wordpress.com/
Here is a sketch Lyndsey Prince did of Wantha Rose, my sassy Mancunian character in the Curmudgeon Avenue series.
Kerry Howarth, at https://www.instagram.com/artbykez_/ has very kindly offered to illustrate a chapter. I predict big things, she is so talented. Please give her a follow on her Instagram, here is a snippet Seven from Stranger Things:
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“One Summer can change everything”. 🌠 FINISHED!!! this took sooo long but really happy with how it turned out 😍🇺🇸❤️ @milliebobbybrown • #progress #art #pencil #strathmore #colouredpencil #detail #shading #prismacolor #artist #artsharing #drawing #portrait #young_artist_help #young_artists_help #artistic #illustrate #illustration #insta #instadraw #instagram #arthelp #artshelp #realism #featuremeartt #artsharede #artsharesinsta #eleven #strangerthings #strathmoreart #portraits_excellence
Now for a few hints at my author guest posts,
Ahava Trivedi has interviewed her protagonist John Webb from her Hopeless Husband series
The above two are going to appear within the month.
Also, when I asked my poet friend Alex Cavanagh why he never titles his poems, he answered ‘It’s just my thing’ blog post about his mindblowing poetry coming soon! Here’s a snippet from his Facebook page HERE Words From Within, a snippet:
Is it deal or no deal no one knows,
What’s going on does anyone know,
Are we in or out, have the government gone,
Who’s in charge now who’s the one,
On Halloween is it time to go,
Is it cards to the chest or time to show,
Were you a stay or leave does it even matter,
The pm is lost and the bench is in tatters,
Do the borders close or do we stay part,
Of some of the greatest countries about,
Do we share in a world with hope and power,
Or do we step out of the sun and into the shower,
Can we feed our family from our own back yard,
Or do we share with our neighbours? Hard,
Decisions now far out of our hands,
The majority bestowed this on our precious land,
So I close my eyes for I dont really follow,
And the thought of change is hard to swallow,
I have no idea what’s comming our way,
No real understanding of shit day to day,
So exit or not something’s going to be,
So until that day I’m just being me.
(A. Cavanagh 2019)
So stay plugged in, to my blog everyone!
Happy reading, Samantha xx