Meet the Authors at the Arundel Festival
From 16th – 26th August 2019 and help us raise more funds for Cancer Research UK.
Once again the streets of Arundel will be alive with colour, music, food, stilt walkers, lots of live music, fun and festivities, not to mention a group of talented writers from the authors’ network CHINDI.
Arundel Festival is one of the largest volunteer-led, community based, multi-art festivals in the south.
There is entertainment, all day, every day!
Find us outside the Cancer Research Charity Shop, High Street, Arundel, a short distance from the bridge of the river Arun. We will be selling a selection of great books for children and adults, many of which are signed.
Listed below are the authors taking part in this year’s festival and the days you can meet them.
Peter Bartram will appeal to fans of crime fiction. He has written a series of murder mysteries set in Brighton based on the adventures of a crime reporter in the 1960s. Peter spent 40 years working as a freelance, having writing thousands of articles for newspapers and magazines, which inspired his series.
Meet Peter on Saturday 24th 1-5pm.
Helen Christmas has a passion for gripping stories with strong characters. Her novel, ‘Beginnings’ is a page-turning thriller and first book of a decade spanning series, ‘Same Face Different Place.’ New for 2019 is Rosebrook Chronicles, a collection of interwoven short stories filled with social history and suspense.
Helen will be manning the stall on Saturday 17th from 9am – 5pm and will also be there on Monday 19th 9am-1pm, Thursday 22nd for the whole day and Bank Holiday Monday 26th for the whole day.
Former journalist and Chindi member Patricia Feinberg Stoner is a writer of humorous books set in the Languedoc: the memoir ‘At Home in the Pays d’Oc’, which won a Five Star award from One Stop Fiction, and a collection of short stories, ‘Tales from the Pays d’Oc’. She has also published two books of comic verse: ‘Paw Prints in the Butter’ – a collection of cat poems sold in aid of a local charity – and ‘The Little Book of Rude Limericks’.
Patricia will be manning the stand on Tuesday 20th for the whole day (9am-5pm), Wednesday 21st 1pm-5pm, Saturday 24th for the whole day and Monday 26th 1pm-5pm.
BAFTA award-winning writer/director Bob Harvey has worked on some of television’s most iconic programmes, from Magpie to Candid Camera, Horizon to The World at War. In between broadcast assignments he tutored film students at Ealing Studios and published his reference book How to Make Your Own Video or Short Film. His memoir, Falling Through Trapdoors, is a humorous account of fifty eventful years in the wonderful world of broadcasting.
Meet Bob on Thursday 22nd 1pm-5pm.
Lynne Healey is a Life Coach of many years and now rather surprised award winning children’s author. She created Birdham Bear to help children and their adults remember who they really are as they grow up and discover and celebrate their ‘unique’. Gentle, magical, hand illustrated stories for ages 5-100.
Lynne will be helping on the stall Friday 16th 1-5pm, Monday 19th 1-5pm and Wednesday 21st 1-5pm.
Children’s author Gunvor Johansson writes books for 7-12-year-olds, which entertain and educate her readers, leading them on adventures under the sea or back through time. Her new series is about about a small troll, whose ancestors came to Scotland from Scandinavia by hiding in the Vikings’ longboats.
Gunvor will be manning the stand on Monday 19th for the whole day (9am-5pm), Wednesday 21st 9am-1pm and Sunday 25th 11am-4pm.
Julia Macfarlane’s short stories explore business life, personal lives and impossible situations with dark wit and well-drawn characters. She also produces anthologies of stories and poems with fellow Sussex writers, including the Chichester Ghost Tour.
Julia will be manning the stand on Friday 23rd for the whole day (9am-5pm).
Isabella Muir is the author of the Sussex Crime Mysteries. Set in the 1960s, the novels feature young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke, who has a passion for Agatha Christie. Isabella’s latest novel, The Forgotten Children, is inspired by true events and follows a mother’s desperate search for her son.
Chat to Isabella about her books on Sunday 18th 11am-4pm.
Rosemary Noble writes page turning historical novels set in the 19th century. She’ll make you cry, she’ll make you gasp, and she’ll make you burn with indignation, but sometimes she’ll let you sigh with pleasure and relief.
Rosemary will be opening the Festival book stall on Friday morning 16th August 9am-1pm and will also be attending on Sunday 18th 11am-4pm, Wednesday 21st 9am-1pm, Saturday 24th 10am-1pm and Sunday 25th 1-4pm.
Having worked in the defence industry, Derek Nudd has fulfilled his long-dormant dream, having written two books under the genre of World War II naval history and biography. He loves the thrill of the chase, drawing out hidden insights and making them accessible.
Derek will be helping run the book stand Friday 16th August 10am-4pm and Sunday 25th 11am-1pm.
Carol Thomas writes contemporary romance novels with relatable heroines whose stories are layered with emotion, sprinkled with laughter and topped with irresistible male leads. She also writes children’s books with irresistibly cute, generally furry characters, young children can relate to.
Meet Carol on Thursday 22nd 9am-1pm.
NB: A big thanks to Carol who has organised our book stall for 3 years on the trot now and deserves a well earned break to spend some time with her family.
School teacher, Sue Wickstead, has worked with Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association, which led her to write a photographic history book about it. This prompted her next book ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’ and to date, she has since written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.
Sue will be manning the stand on Saturday 17th from 10am – 4pm and will also be there on Tuesday 20th 10am-4pm and Bank Holiday Monday 26th 9am-1pm.
Dan Jones author of a number of bestselling books on hypnosis, meditation, self-help, parenting and autism has helped in previous years. He will be sadly missed on our stall this year but you can find him at Draper’s Yard in Chichester, where he runs his own shop with his wife, Abby, including books by CHINDI Authors.
So come along and support our CHINDI Authors at their book stall, browse their range of signed paperbacks for sale, with 20% of profits going direct to the charity.
16th – 26th August 2019
We can’t wait to see you.