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Sat 18th May 2024 at 4:30 pm

Meet The Local Authors

Saturday 18th May 4.30pm


Event Details

Free Event | The Mendip, The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre

Somerset is packed with talent! Come along and hear from emerging writers from Burnham and beyond. This session is an informal chat between our local writers as they discuss what they’re working on, the things that inspire them and the challenges of putting pen to page.

In this session, meet:

Larry Bennett – Larry is a former Radio Officer, he worked at the Post Office/BT Radio Station at Highbridge, until it closed in 2000. After taking early retirement in 2019 he has concentrated on writing books and magazine articles concerning the history of maritime radio communications. His first book about the Highbridge Radio Station (Portishead Radio – A Friendly Voice on Many a Dark Night) was published in 2020, and his second book about the UK’s Coast Radio Station service (All Ships, All Ships) followed in 2021. Both became Amazon best-sellers in their genre.

Chris Crockford – Chris lives in Watchet and is the author of the Molly Kane novels, an historical fantasy series following the adventures of Molly Kane as she combats magic and monsters throughout the early 1800’s. Molly has (currently) five tales to tell, starting with the Stones of Gunjai. Chris has been a fantasy writer for ten years and has a bit of a soft spot for adventure stories as well as the pulp horror novels of the 1970’s and 80’s. He is currently working on his first horror novel “Green Ash Falls” and the next book starring Molly,, Heart of Oak,burn is underway.

Lois Elsden – Lois Elsden lives in the small Somerset seaside village of Uphill and is at present completing her eighth novel in her Radwinter genealogical mysteries. Her next project is to organise a third collection of short stories. In her spare time, Lois gallivants with her writing friends, cooks and visits her local pub.

Ronnie Godliman – Ronnie is ex military and later a professional engineer he began writing my first book, The Cup ( Running on Empty ) during the pandemic lockdown.A reasonably accurate biography of his early life, it spawned two further books. After retiring, he worked with his daughter and granddaughter to write and publish a series of five, colourfully illustrated children’s picture story books, based entirely upon the family’s cat, Charlie. He has recently written a wholly fictional book about a series of bizarre murders, set in North Yorkshire an area.

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