ROB KEELEY

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NEWS

10 May 2019

The eBook of Childish Spirits is now on sale and is available from Amazon, Google Play and iBooks, among others.  Links have been added to the book's My Stories page and the Links page.

 

3 May 2019

The audiobook of Childish Spirits will be available soon from Audible and iTunes and...! I can now announce that an eBook version will be published too! This is the first Spirits novel to be converted to the eBook format(s) and I hope more will follow. It will be available from all the usual e-retailers. More soon...

 

20 April 2019

I was delighted to be part of Radio Local on Easter Saturday, 20 April, hosting Story Time and reading 'Pupil Power' from The Dinner Club and Other Stories. I had a lovely welcome from presenters Hunt and Darton, staff and volunteers and it was great to have a live crowd present as well as to be broadcasting on the airwaves. The presenters were kind enough to mention next week's publication of The Coming of the Spirits as well as my Get Creative workshop (see below) and the atmosphere at the Cherry Tree was great. It was wonderful to be involved in such a worthy community arts project as well as our Borough of Culture year.

 

Check out these and all my books on My Stories and see below for workshop news.

 

17 April 2019

I will be on Radio Local this weekend, broadcasting live from the Cherry Tree Shopping Centre, Liscard, Wirral!  This is a new radio station broadcast straight from high streets in a 12-hour show, built for and with the places it visits, hosted by comedy duo Hunt and Darton and various local guest presenters and providing twelve hours of art on the airwaves!  

 

I will be on-air at 5.30pm on Easter Saturday (20 April), as part of Story Time, reading 'Pupil Power' from The Dinner Club and Other Stories.

 

Tune in via Radio Wirral by downloading the Radio Wirral app, ask your smart speaker to "Play Radio Wirral" or on Tune In.

 

Check out my Twitter for the latest updates!

 

8 April 2019:

I will be holding a FREE Creative Writing introductory workshop for adults at Wallasey Central Library on Friday 17 May from 2-4pm, as part of Get Creative Week.  Book now to get your place!  Full details here.

 

27 February 2019

New interview with me at SouthWaves Audio today!  View it here:

http://www.southwavesaudio.co.uk/2019/02/26/rob-keeley/

 

4 February 2019

My first Spirits novel, Childish Spirits, is to be recorded as an audiobook!  It will be produced by my publisher Matador and available exclusively through Audible (Amazon) and iTunes (Apple).  More news soon from robkeeley.co.uk!

 

22 January 2019

My 30-minute one-act stage comedy "Mr Everyone" has just been in the top 36% of scripts considered for the Alfred Bradley Award (via BBC Writersroom) and has had another competition near-win, too! It's still available for performance so, theatre producers, please get in touch!  You can find my contact details here.

 

2 January 2019

The Coming of the Spirits has been voted one of The Bookbag's top 10 indie books for 2018!

 

http://www.thebookbag.co.uk/reviews/index.php?title=Top_Ten_Self-Published_Books_2018

 

3 December 2018

The Coming of the Spirits successfully launched at award-winning Linghams Booksellers on Saturday 1 December. Sequel to High Spirits, itself a winner at the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Awards, it proved a popular choice for children, teenagers and adults alike. There are still some signed copies in-store for anyone who missed the signing! We also sold some more copies of my picture book for younger readers, My Favourite People.

 

My thanks to Becky, Lisa and all the staff for another warm welcome and the lovely cuppa! I hope to be back at Linghams soon.

 

25 October 2018

I will be launching The Coming of the Spirits, the final novel in my Spirits series for children and young adults, on Saturday 1 December from 1-2pm!  This will be a pre-Christmas lunchtime signing at:

 

Linghams Booksellers

248 Telegraph Road

Heswall

Wirral

CH60 7SG

 

Come along, meet me and get your signed copy!  

 

Time, date and details subject to change.  Further info will be posted on Twitter @RobKeeleyAuthor.  

 

See you there!

 

11 October 2018

"Read on, for a hundred and fifty pages of glorious, non-stop action.

If you have been reading this series, you'll finally discover how everything and everyone fits together. If you haven't, you really must..."

 

The Bookbag has given The Coming of the Spirits a fabulous advance review! Read it here and follow the pre-order links here (it should be pre-orderable on Amazon before long). My thanks to Jill and Sue!

 

14 August 2018

The Frost Magazine feature on High Spirits is published today, as part of its win at the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Awards.  Read it here.

 

 

10 July 2018

Storytimes with My Favourite People

I will be visiting two Storytimes for younger children during the summer, reading My Favourite People:

 

Friday 20 July - at Wallasey Central Library, 17 Earlston Road, Wallasey, Wirral CH45 5DX - 3.30pm

 

Saturday 11 August - at Linghams Booksellers, 248 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SG - 11.00am - to be followed by a signing of the book.

 

Bring the family along - it would be great to see you there!

 

6 June 2018

Award win for High Spirits!

Great news – High Spirits, the fourth novel in my Spirits series of ghostly time travel tales, has won second prize in the Young Adult category of the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award!  Formerly the Independent Author Book Awards, this is run by Words for the Wounded and recognises authors in the independent sector.  This is the second time the Spirits series has been recognised at these awards, with The Spirit of London Highly Commended two years ago, but this is the first time any of my books for young people has won an award outright!

 

I’d like to thank the judges of the award and also everyone at Matador involved in the production of High Spirits, particularly Rosie Lowe who was production controller and did a superb cover design.  This is a marvellous recognition of everything I’ve been trying to achieve with my books and comes at the perfect time, with the fifth and final Spirits novel coming soon.  It also shows, once again, that indie authors are a force to be reckoned with!

 

My prize is a feature in Frost Magazine, which will include A Day in the Life article I’ve written especially, giving a behind-the-scenes look at High Spirits and a look ahead to the fifth book, The Coming of the Spirits.

 

More news soon, here and on Twitter.  Meanwhile, read about the award here:

http://www.wordsforthewounded.co.uk/index.html

 

 

25 April 2018

The eBook of My Favourite People is now available to journalists, bloggers and other reviewers via NetGalley. Click here!

 

16 April 2018

Pre-order the eBook of My Favourite People on iBooks and get it for just £2.99! Offer ends 26 April when the eBook goes online (at £3.99!). 

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