Sunday, 13 December 2015

#LeedsAuthorEvent2016 Spotlight: Lavinia Urban

On Saturday 5th March 2016 Hourglass Events will be hosting an author signing with over 60 amazing authors, a beautiful city centre venue and a chance to dine & party with authors & friends in the evening!

The event will be held at the
Leeds Marriott hotel (Website)

4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane Leeds England LS1 6ET United Kingdom

Tickets will sell through Eventbrite at a cost of £12.50 per ticket plus a eventbrite booking fee for the signing
AM Tickets ~ 10 am – 12.30 pm
PM Tickets ~ 1.30 pm – 4pm
All day tickets ~ 10 am - 5 pm ( 1-2 pm lunch out of the hall) £20.50 plus booking fee

Masquerade Ball tickets are £46.00 plus a eventbrite booking fee
All author details can be found here Here
 Order your tickets 

Every couple of days from now until then I will be doing a spotlight on my blog for each of the attending authors, I can't wait to meet them all personally on the day!

Today's featured author is...

Lavinia Urban

Author Bio:
Lavinia originally grew up in Cheshire and now lives in a small village just outside of Edinburgh with her husband and two daughters.
Writing has always been something that Lavinia have loved since an early age but it wasn't until 2010 when the idea came to her to write Erin the Fire Goddess. 
Lavinia chose to name the main character and her sister after her two daughters, who inspire Lavinia to write every day.

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Erin the Fire Goddess: The Beginning (Erin the Fire Goddess #1)
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Erin Tait is a 15 year old girl, born with a birthmark covering the left side of her face. She moves to her parent’s home town of Galladale, where all is not what it seems. From day one, Erin is bullied by Jessica Watson, for looking at Sean Jackson. Why is she trying to keep Erin away? It’s hard when Sean goes out of his way to talk to Erin, causing the bullying to get worse. Erin is lonely and scared; she doesn’t know what to do. Can she control the fire inside?

Erin the Fire Goddess #2: Betrayal Amazon UK :
Erin the Fire Goddess #3: Torment Amazon UK :
Erin the Fire Goddess #3.5: Jo's Story Amazon UK :
Erin the Fire Goddess #4: Changes Amazon UK :
Erin the Fire Goddess #5: Ripples Amazon
Urban Verse
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This book contains 28 poems and a short story about how bullying is bad and how you should stay in school and learn.

There is also a sneak peek at the first chapters of Erin the Fire Goddess, The Beginning and Betrayal

Frozen in Time
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At the age of 14, Kasey-Ray Thompson lost her mother to cervical cancer. Her father, the one person she needed to be there for her, was spiralling into the depths of depression. Just when she thought her life couldn’t get any worse, he died a year later. 
Kasey-Ray's whole world has come crashing down around her leaving her an orphan. The only relative she knows is her gran who is in a care home with Alzheimer’s. Her hopes of staying in Scotland with her best friend Lauren and her family are quickly dashed when a woman from social services announces that she is going to stay with a grandfather she had never met. Even worse, he lives in a small town called Alimanti, thousands of miles away in another country. 
Her grandfather’s cabin is in the middle of nowhere. They have no electricity, no internet, or any other modern technologies. As if that wasn't bad enough, her new school is almost two hours away. 
Kasey-Ray has lots of questions and her grandfather is refusing to answer them. He has clocks everywhere that go off at the same time every day, 4:30am, and Kasey-Ray can’t figure out why.
She sees a man in the woods who tells her that he shouldn’t have brought her here because they will take what is hers. What does he mean? 
Kasey-Ray needs answers before time runs out.

British Words to Have Fun With: Part One
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There are many words that have complete different meanings in other countries. 
Take the words Fanny Pack or Nosh. I giggle like a naughty school girl when I hear these words. 
Then there is the whole thing of..... What is a Spotted Dick? 
Well why not find out in this short read that I wrote as though I were sitting down talking to friends.

Basic Book Formatting Guide
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A basic and easy to follow steps on how to format your own book. 
I am not a professional but I can format, and this is my way of paying it forward and helping fellow authors out. 
This guide is to be used for Word in Windows only. It definitely does not word for Mac's :)


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