…forget the Spice Girls… here’s the Indie Girls… coming to a Waterstones near you…

…great timing! … in consonance with my previous post about ‘Living the Dream,’ into my Guest Blog slot comes the fabulous news that four of our Indie Girls are all appearing together at Waterstones, Kensington… my pals, Lizzie Lamb, Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns and Mags Cullingford, collectively known as the New Romantics, have secured their date with the bookstore on November 13th… some have conjectured they got it by threatening to go there and sing if they weren’t allowed in… well, I don’t know about that, but their masterpieces (mistresspieces?) speak volumes (pun intended, Mabel… we’re NUTHIN if we’re not inventive on this blog)… rumour has it there will be free cases of champagne to take away in the back of yer car, and sumptuous delicacies to nibble on while yeez marvel at the Fab Four’s autographing skills…don’t just take my WURD for it, here’s what they’re saying :

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New Romantics Press is hosting An ‘Author Showcase?

So what, you ask?

Friends, let us tell you that four indie authors hosting an Author Showcase in a one of Waterstones flagship London bookstores is no mean feat. It has required determination on our part and the belief and open mindedness of Waterstones to ‘take us on’. On top of that, we’ve produced eight quality novels with proven sales records and have demonstrated our ability to deliver a night no one will forget.wstones HSK

This Author Showcase is the culmination of a dream. One which began two summers ago over lunch with Amanda Grange in Lizzie’s garden. Our path to publication is well documented in our blog but on November the thirteenth we will have exceeded what we hoped to accomplish on that bright summer’s day.

  • Written nine books between us
  • Created joint and individual blogs
  • Established a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn  and Pinterest
  • Hosted eight book launches
  • Presented two literary lunches for over twenty five guests
  • Fronted a Valentine’s Day event at Waterstones Market Harborough
  • Been short listed for awards at Lit Festivals
  • Appeared on writer panels telling others our road to publication
  • Created a professionally edited video of us and our achievements
  • All working to write, edit and publish our third/fourth novels in 2014 – 2015

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There have been highs and lows on our journey. More highs than lows, overall, and we have kept moving forward. It’s been hard but rewarding work, but we have never lost sight of our main objective – to write the best novels we can and to share them with our expanding readership.

We see this Author Showcase as the culmination of that work and our dream. Thank you for sharing the journey with us.


Seumas here again: …I’m grateful to the effervescent Lizzie Lamb for the heads up on this, a terrific inspiration for all we quill-scrapers…the dreams can come true… see how pleased she looks…

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…and as an extra wee bonus, some links for yeez to click and learn more about the Queenly Quartette :

Hocus Pocus ’14 – a collection of spooky short stories for Hallowe’en


Boot Camp Bride – Romance and Intrigue on the Norfolk marshes 


 Tall, Dark and Kilted –  A contemporary romance set in the highlands of Scotland


“when I’m not writing – I’m dreaming”

website: www.lizzielamb.co.uk

Goodreads http://tinyurl.com/cbla48d

twitter: @lizzie_lamb  

…so. Lads and Lassies of Blog Land, yeez can show a bit of support to four of our own by getting yer ar*ses and the rest of yer anatomies down to Waterstones in Kensington on the 13th… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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19 responses to “…forget the Spice Girls… here’s the Indie Girls… coming to a Waterstones near you…

  1. The best of everything to them! 🙂

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  2. Thanks Seumas, you’re officially on the payroll. You’ve created a brilliant blog post with my scribbled notes. I hope I might be invited back to tell you and your followers how it all went.

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  3. Excellent news! I’m back in the UK but I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to London for Thursday, but best of luck!

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  4. Reblogged this on Barb Taub and commented:
    Don’t miss this party!

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  5. Seumas, now you’re on the payroll, as Lizzie says, could she not give you a blank cheque to fly your helicopter down to see us at the gig? She is in charge of expenses …but whenever I ask for anything keeps telling me she ‘has Scottish blood in her veins not molten gold!’
    Thanks for all your support, maybe we’ll do a tour of your neck of the woods next?

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    • …being a former banker (and a Scottish one, at that) I know how useless cheques are, anyway, m’Lady, Adrienne…. would welcome the Queenly Quartette Entourage on its Middle East Tour any time ! 🙂 MWAAA 🙂


  6. Thank you, Seamus!!
    Just wish you could be at Waterstones with us.

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  7. newromantics4

    Reblogged this on Lizzie Lamb and commented:
    Many thanks to Seumus for blogging about our Waterstones gig.

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  8. Thanks to everyone who’s commented, reblogged and tweeted. You guys rock. But most off all Seumas rocks (or is that dances the highland fling?)

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