Hawkesbury LitFest & Kindle Covers: update

Hodge Staff | March 9, 2017

Find out more about Hawkesbury LitFest here           AND … our new covers are due to be uploaded to Amazon in the next few days …AND … we’re planning a re-issue of the paperbacks of Baby, Baby and The Labyrinth Year using the new covers too …because we love them, and… Read More

Covers for Kindles … and possibly beyond

Hodge Staff | February 12, 2017

TLY style 3

New covers for Kindle editions – it’s been fun working with designer Rachel Lawson and some of my  writing friends from ALLi and elsewhere to find the perfect match for the stories … we’ve been through a few tries over the past couple of months and these are the ones which best communicate Baby, Baby and… Read More

Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival

Hodge Staff | January 27, 2017

The Fox Inn, Hawkesbury Upton, where the LitFest is based ...

News! Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festive date fixed: 22nd April 2017 … come to the delightful village of HAwkesbury Upton, and devote a whole Saturday to books and reading!

December: New Covers for Kindle editions!

Hodge Staff | December 15, 2016

The Four of us authors - on the sofa, with our books ...

The Four of us Authors – on the sofa, with our books … 12/12/2016 Great fun was had when 4 of us Indie Authors descended on the That’s Oxfordshire local TV studios to record us reading Christmas-time stories, which they’ll be showing over the Christmas period. I (Mari Howard) was asked by Oxfordshire TV, back… Read More

Hawkesbury Festival 2

Hodge Staff | May 2, 2016


This year’s Hawkesbury Literature Festival (the second, and expanded, version) has spawned a whole host of author blogs: so where to begin? As we drove west to the Cotswold village of Hawkesbury Upton, rain lashed down from a uniformly greyed-over sky. It didn’t look promising. It continued raining steadily as some us gathered at the… Read More

November News: A series, and new Book Descriptions

Hodge Staff | November 9, 2015

Clare Coll entrance

Baby, Baby and The Labyrinth Year are now officially a ‘series’, the Mullins Family Saga: newly developing is the third story, Love You to the Moon, featuring Alice now aged 15 1/2, and her friend Charlie’s troubled family, set mostly in Oxford, in the post 9/11, 21st century world. We’ve recently changed the Book Description… Read More

Hodge at Hawkesbury—August 2015

Hodge Staff | September 3, 2015


What’s magical about Hawkesbury Upton? It’s a Cotswold Village —set in the rolling Cotswold Hills, with buildings of that lovely golden stone, bound to be beautiful! It hosts the longest-running traditional Horticultural Show in England The people there are a community One of the people there is an enthusiastic, energetic supporter of Indie Writing! She… Read More

What Next?

Hodge Staff | August 20, 2015


Hawkesbury Upton Show Saturday 29th August 2015 – Pop-up Indie Authors event with readings, meet the authors, and books to buy … (and a Falconry Display, and much more …) The 130th Hawkesbury Horticultural Society Show Saturday 29th August 2015 Village Hall and recreation ground, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton, South Gloucestershire GL9 1AU.

Hawkesbury Upton Litfest

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Hawkesbury Up. (no powerlines!)

Hawkesbury Upton LitFest was the next Event for ALLi authors. Hawkesbury Upton? Never heard of it? A lovely Cotswold village, home to Debbie Young, which has one of the longest-running Horticultural Shows in England, and has now added its own Bookfest to celebrate World Book Night (April 23rd) The Festival, held at the Fox pub… Read More

Update, Update! 2015!

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ALLi boostall Choreleywood

Chorleywood Festival was great experience in what Indie authors can expect from joining a Literary Festival … it was ALLi’s first attempt at this, and even though the weather was dreary, we found it worthwhile to drive over there, set up our stall, and attempt promotion. It was good to meet up with others in… Read More