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Happy Pesach, Happy Good Friday, Happy Friday…we’re having a day off. Well, a day away from the shop itself, but not a full day off, so here’s a little blog post to whet your appetites about what we have coming up in the next couple of months.

We love to support writers. Of course we do, that’s our business. But specifically, we love to support new authors or authors who may not be as popular as they deserve to be. With that in mind, we have three events planned for new authors within the next month or so. The first is tonight! Dani K has published a book for grown ups, entitled ‘Footballers and Louboutins’.This book is a real Essex read – full of the glam and glitz that is expected in this part of the world – but do glittery dreams really come true? It’s not too late to come along tonight to meet Dani, have a glass of fizz and discover the perfect holiday read.


Next up is new author, Joanne Gale, with her book The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom. Follow the rare monkey through his journey, as he discovers the importance of staying true to yourself. The story is perfect for sharing with young children or reading to yourself. Check out the website here for more information about this beautifully illustrated new book. Joanne will be in-store on Saturday 18th April, from 15:30.
This is another FREE author event at Chicken and Frog, so just drop in to meet Joanne and find out more about The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom! Joanne will be spending time with our writing club too, so bring along your questions.


And last, but by no means least, is builder turned author, local man Steve Franks. Here’s a synopsis of ‘Red Dragon Stories: Book 1: The Princess and the Basket of Strawberries’:

The Princess is having a wonderful time picking strawberries, and when her friends join her they all look forward to a scrumptious strawberry tea. But the Wicked Witch of the North has other ideas and, with the help of her evil pet dragon, she snatches the friends away from the forest. Can Red Dragon and his nephew Little Blue find their friend the Princess before it is too late?

Steve will be visiting us on Saturday 9th May, from 15:00, so do pop in to meet him and hear from the man himself.


There’s plenty more on the horizon, so don’t forget to keep up to date with our events page, for holiday events and plenty more visits from great authors, including Alex English this summer!



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