Last weekend, in the beautiful seaside town of Tenby in West Wales, the fourth annual book fair took place.
Tenby, in Pembrokeshire, is a tourist's dream. A picturesque
harbour town perched on a hilltop overlooking some of the most stunning beaches in the UK.
The Book Fair is the brainchild of author, Judith Barrow
help over the last two years from another author, Thorne Moore. with
From the minute the doors opened there was a constant stream of book-loving people milling around the hall. Presentations to competition winners and talks by authors and publishers ensured a constant buzz and the atmosphere was friendly and fun.
Selling books is only a small part of this yearly get together. Greeting old friends and making new is what it's all about and chatting to people who love reading is always a joy.
|Janet Thomas of Firefly Press (centre) with two of their children's authors Sharon Marie Jones and Eloise Williams.|
The addition of publishers for the first time this year was a great idea. Their talks drew many interested people and their advice for submissions was particularly popular.
Every year the crowds get bigger and this year, with twenty seven authors of various genres, and three publishers, it was the biggest attendance yet. And as an extra bonus - it's also a chance for me to catch up with the Welsh side of the family.
Tenby Book Fair has a special place in my heart. At the end of the busy day I was tired and talked out but very happy. That glass (or two) of wine was most welcome. Thank you, Judith Barrow and Thorne Moore.