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Wigtonshire Wordsmiths: writers, books – and canapes!

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on October 25, 2022

On Sunday 13th November I will be joining some great writers at the South Machars Community Centre in Whithorn for the Wigtownshire Wordsmiths Author Event.

Poster for the Wigtownshire Wordsmiths Author event featuring Karen Campbell, Fiona Cameron, Kriss Nichol, Hazel Stevens and Sally Hinchcliffe.

It’s all part of MadFoC – the Making and Doing Festival of Creativity which will be bringing a much needed splash of brightness and creativity to the dark weeks of November (12th – 26th).

You can book online – it’s just £5 for a ticket which works out at £1 per featured author – a bargain! And that’s even before you’ve started on the canapes. Hope to see you there!

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Waterstones events in Dumfries and Edinburgh

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on September 22, 2022

As the paperback publication of Hare House draws near, I’m really excited to be marking the occasion both at home and further afield.

Waterstones West End in Edinburgh will be holding an evening event on the 18th October (tickets £5) at 6pm – please do come along!

Paperback edition of Hare House
The gorgeous paperback cover in all its glory

Closer to home, I’ll be celebrating the launch of the paperback in Waterstones Dumfries on the 13th October (more details to follow). Perfect as Hallowe’en draws near!

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Paperback and Wigtown!

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on September 1, 2022

We’re blessed in Dumfries and Galloway to have the Wigtown Book Festival almost on our doorstep and I’m delighted to announce that this year I will be appearing as part of the official programme on Friday 30th September in the McNeillie Tent. It’s my first appearance at a literary festival so I’m looking forward to it and worrying about it in equal measure!

Entry from Wigtown programme

It’s also a chance for a first glimpse of the paperback cover! Hare House will be coming out in paperback the day before, on the 29th September, so look out for a copy in a bookshop near you.

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Remembering Mary Smith

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on June 14, 2022

Mary Smith was a good friend and a great supporter of writers across the region and it has been a privilege to work on this publication and event in memory of her.

Mary was the first person I let read a draft of Hare House and it was her response (and advice) that encouraged me to continue with it. She will be missed enormously.

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Thornhill Rotary Club

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on March 25, 2022

Thanks to the Thornhill Rotary Club for inviting me to speak at their meeting on Wednesday – I enjoyed the meal and the chat, and a really interesting discussion at the end! I was too busy to take any photos, but I really enjoyed my first introduction to a Rotary Club and I’d be happy to speak at any other local groups of a similar nature if they’d have me! You can get in touch with me here or email me on sallyhinchcliffe AT gmail DOT com

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Another event: Gallovidia Books in Kirkcudbright

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on February 3, 2022

Having had to cancel my own launch event for Hare House, I’m very excited to announce that I will be appearing at Gallovidia Books in Kirkcudbright on Wednesday 23rd February

This will be another ‘in conversation’ event, with a Q&A and a short reading. I really enjoyed the one I did at Booka in Oswestry (and I hope the audience did too) so I’m looking forward to it.

You can book here – tickets are £15 with a copy of Hare House included, or £7 without.

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Publication Day!

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on January 6, 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but Hare House is finally published!

Sadly, I can’t have a physical launch because of the pandemic, but I have put together a little trailer video with a short reading from the opening of the book

It’s inspired by the landscape of Dumfries and Galloway, which in turn inspired the book itself, so it seemed appropriate. I hope you enjoy it.

The hardback should be in all good bookshops, or you can order it online in a variety of formats via this page.

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Meet me at Booka!

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on January 4, 2022

I’m very excited to announce my first ‘in person’ event to promote Hare House – on January 27th I’ll be doing an evening event at Booka in Oswestry, who’ve made Hare House their Book of the Month for January.

You can buy tickets at the bookshop or online – more details here.

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In lieu of a launch

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on December 18, 2021

I had hoped to be celebrating the publication of Hare House on January 6th in the traditional way, with a few drinks and some readings and a chance to catch up with some of the local literary gossip. Sadly, it’s not looking possible with the current COVID situation so I’ll be marking publication day differently, and hope that people will still be able to join me in some fashion.

Hare House was inspired by the landscape of Dumfries and Galloway, and especially as I’ve experienced it by bike. So it seems fitting that I should take to my bike to mark its publication in two ways. First, I’m going to put together a short film that visits some of the places that have fed into my writing, directly and indirectly. That will go live on the 6th January so please watch this space. I’m not a brilliant film maker or editor, so it won’t be a very finished product but I hope it will give some of the flavour of the place for those of you not lucky enough to know it yourselves.

The other half of my ‘launch’ is a bit more off beat. I didn’t want to miss the experience of signing the very first copies, or indeed, all the local literary gossip. So as I can’t bring all my friends and fellow writers together for the launch, I’m taking the launch to them. If you’ve ordered a copy of Hare House in time for publication day (or very close thereafter) – and you can find all the links you need to do so here if you can’t get to a local bookshop – and you live within cycling distance of Dumfries, then I will come to you and sign your book for you! I’ll try and put together a little tour of the region, and catch up with as many people as I can, so please let me know if you’re up for it (you can reach me on sallyhinchcliffe AT gmail DOT com).

And if you’re not local, I’m thinking about spreading my launch a little further afield – still by bicycle, I hope. Come the summer, and pandemic permitting, I’m planning on putting together a tour around Scotland of anyone who wants their copy signed. I may well come to regret this, but I’m always up for a bike ride, so if nothing else I will get some exercise and experience some more of my adopted homeland. It might even inspire another book, you never know. Watch this space for more details.

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Hare House to be published by Mantle Books in spring 2022

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on September 25, 2020

I’m delighted to announce that my second novel, Hare House, is to be published by Mantle Books in 2022. More details to follow soon.

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