The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty Cook was released on 3rd March. We had the most wonderful launch with my publisher, Cahill Davis Publishing. I was surrounded by family and friends, new and old. It was magical and I felt so much support and love in the room. It was also a great opportunityContinue reading “Kitty Cook launch!”
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Wallsend Reads Launch!
I was absolutely delighted that The Dinner Club was chosen for a new campaign in North Tyneside. Wallsend Reads has been introduced by the brilliant team at Wallsend Library, led by a wonderful lady, Patricia. The scheme is about celebrating our libraries and communities with a focus on getting people to fall in love withContinue reading “Wallsend Reads Launch!”
The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty Cook – COMING SOON!
My next book, with Cahill Davis Publishing, is released on 3rd March, 2023! Available to pre-order now. Kitty Cook is a newly single, 30-year-old, who embarks on a search for love, on-line. Join her as she navigates through dating disasters, in the hope of finding her happy-ever-after. Inspired by my own (many) dating disasters! https://books2read.com/tlalaokc
The Dinner Club ebook is currently 99p/c on Amazon! Grab a bargain and enjoy some foodie friendships!
It was amazing to feature in California based publication, Shoutout SoCal. I got the opportunity to talk all things The Dinner Club, as well as share information on my community interest company, Write on the Tyne. Additionally, I had the chance to talk about the brilliant “Toon,” my hometown of Newcastle. Check out the fullContinue reading “L.A. Interview!”
The Dinner Club makes the news!
Last month The Dinner Club was on the news in Florida! It was brilliantly bizarre to see it discussed Stateside.
The Dinner Club reaches 100 Amazon Reviews and oldest reader!
The Dinner Club reached its oldest reader last week! The beautiful Mary in America, who read and loved the book, alongside her wonderful daughter-in-law (and fellow writer, Deanna). Thank you both. The photo made my heart happy and it was extra special as Mary is 98 years young (and has the same name as myContinue reading “The Dinner Club reaches 100 Amazon Reviews and oldest reader!”
New Writing Project
I am delighted to share that I have received funding through my Community Interest Company, Write on the Tyne, to work with local veteran service, Operation Veteran. I will be documenting the voices, reflections and stories of our local heroes: their experiences of conflict and camaraderie, trauma and strength. The accounts will become an anthologyContinue reading “New Writing Project”
I was interviewed by the brilliant Book Shelf Cafe News for their blog a few weeks ago. Check out my interview and loads of other fascinating interviews with authors across the world! https://www.thebookshelfcafe.news/author-interview-helen-aitchison/
TDC Goes Stateside!
The Dinner Club has been out in the world for over four months now and I am delighted to have been sent photographs from across the world of readers with their copy. This week I was ecstatic to receive a message from a reader who enjoyed TDC so much, he purchased it to be partContinue reading “TDC Goes Stateside!”
The Dinner Club book signing – the bound, Whitley Bay
I had the most wonderful two hours yesterday, signing my debut novel at the bound, Whitley Bay. I was welcomed to the bound as part of Independent Bookshop Week and it was an honour to sign in such a quirky, beautiful bookshop that has such a community heart. I was very grateful to all thatContinue reading “The Dinner Club book signing – the bound, Whitley Bay”
Author Signing – the bound, Whitley Bay
Please come along to the bound in Whitley Bay on 18th June at 2pm where you can buy signed copies of The Dinner Club. The bound is a wonderful, quirky, independent book shop with an array of eclectic reads and a lovely, community vibe. It would be brilliant to see you there!
Book number 2: Due March 2023!
I’m very pleased to share that by second book, The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty Cook will be released in March 2023. I have signed a further contract with Cahill Davis Publishing, continuing our partnership. Inspired by my own dating disasters and search for Mr Right, The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty CookContinue reading “Book number 2: Due March 2023!”
Shining the Spotlight on Local Talent: Authors of the North East
The North East folk are a talented bunch of people and I don’t just mean the likes of our region’s legends such as Ant and Dec, Sting, Robson Green, Alan Shearer and Catherine Cookson. We have some amazing creatives living in the local area, who’s work inspires and interests many of us. As someone whoContinue reading “Shining the Spotlight on Local Talent: Authors of the North East”
North East Lifestyle Magazine Interview
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Sally for the brilliant NE Lifestyle Magazine! We talked all things writing, inspiration and chatted about my debut novel, The Dinner Club. Check out the whole magazine by clicking on the image below and my interview on page 50.
The Dinner Club is One Month Old!
It’s been a month since the official launch of my debut novel, The Dinner Club. And what a month it has been! I’ve been lucky enough to be invited onto two podcast interviews, feature in three newsletters and had a few magazine interviews. On top of this I have had the most wonderful photos sentContinue reading “The Dinner Club is One Month Old!”
The Dinner Club – Debut novel coming 11th March 2022.
Community Cat Magazine
Eric and myself were both delighted to have his story featured in Community Cat Magazine in January. Eric was particularly happy to be their cover boy. His double page article tells his journey from homeless cat, to purrfectly pampered kit and his social media popularity! Check them out for all things furrtastic, including an interviewContinue reading “Community Cat Magazine”
Flash Fiction Anthology
Honoured to feature in this beautiful anthology, created by award winning author Christopher Fielden. 1000 writers, 1000 flash fiction stories and all money raised from sales goes to Arkbound Foundation, who support disadvantaged groups to get published.
The Dinner Club
My debut novel is due for release next March! In the run up, my brilliant publisher will be sharing updates, snippets, pre-order information and information on the launch. It would be wonderful if anyone interested could sign up to alerts via the link below. Thanks loads ❤️ https://bit.ly/tdchelen