BritMums Live 2015: Friday Book Club Session

Imagine you have a book club with the hottest new novelists. What would you ask?

Join our Friday Book Club session from 4.45 – 5.15 on 19th June 2015 at BritMums Live with authors Amanda Jennings, Cesca Major and Abbie Ross. It will be like a real book club — friendly, inviting, cosy — with the door thrown wide open to talk about all those things you always wanted to know. Find out their inspirations and best working practices, how they signed a deal and what they do about writer’s block. Expect friendly banter, honest answers and a few laughs.

About the Friday Book Club session speakers:

Amanda Jennings - photoAmanda Jennings is a published author of psychological drama who lives near Henley-on-Thames with her husband and three daughters. called her first book Sworn Secret “an intense, relentless story that grips from the start”. It was a Kindle Top 100 Bestseller in the US and Italy, and reached Number 4 in the UK in February last year. Her second book The Judas Scar was published in May 2014 and was optioned by a television production company shortly afterwards. She went to university to study architecture, making a change to history of art when it became clear she was more interested in writing than designing. Amanda worked at the BBC but left to become a full-time mum, writing in any spare time she could find. She also writes a blog and is a regular guest on BBC Berkshire’s Talking Entertainment. When not writing she can generally be found misbehaving on Twitter or walking the dog. @mandajjennings

Cesca MajorCesca Major. Cesca’s first real writing success came in 2005 when she was Runner Up in the annual Daily Mail Writing Competition for the best opening paragraph to a novel. She has won or been placed in some prestigious short story competitions since then including the annual competitions for: Women and Home, Wells Festival of Literature, Grace Dieu and has also had short stories published online and in the Sentinel Champion and Sunday People Magazine.
After studying History at Bristol University Cesca went on to work in television as a live presenter. She taught History for seven years before becoming a Housemistress at a Secondary boarding School in Berkshire. She has filmed vlogs to help new writers for both and the popular women’s fiction website She lives in Bradfield with her husband and their brood of ex-battery chickens. The Silent Hours is her first novel.

Abbie-Ross-publicity-materialAbbie Ross moved from London to North Wales aged two and lived there until her family moved to West Gloucestershire when she was twelve. She has a Psychology degree from Cardiff University and worked for Aardman Animations as a senior commercial producer. She lives in Bristol with her husband and children and is working on a novel.


For more information, or to book your ticket, visit the BritMums Live website.

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1 Comment

  1. 12 June 2015 / 14:47

    This sounds great! Oddly enough, I just read a blurb about Cesca Major’s book on another blog and, to make it even stranger (at least for me), Cesca’s new novel is written about the exact same historical event as the novel I’ve been working on. Do I drown my sorrows in a pint of ice cream or rejoice that someone else has the same good taste as me? 🙂