ROB KEELEY

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NEWS

22 June 2017

The cover for High Spirits has now been added throughout the site!  Read about the book on My Stories...

 

24 April 2017

Have a sneak preview of the new Spirits novel High Spirits: now added to My Stories!

 

More exclusive info on the book can be found in a new interview with me at www.mrsaverageevaluates.co.uk. They will also be reviewing one of my earlier books...

 

 

4 April 2017

I have been interviewed by up-and-coming journalist Heather Hoy! Find out how I became a robot, a barrister and a published author at: https://poguesfan4ever.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/rob-keeley-the-author-who-writes-traditional-childrens-stories-set-in-the-modern-age/?frame-nonce=f5ec7dadaa

 

 

26 March 2017

Just had some excellent feedback from Wirral Libraries on the author day I did for them:

 

"Great fun"

"It was just right"

"Thank you, girls age 7+9 really enjoyed it"

 

8/10 said the workshop was brilliant and 2/10 thought it was good. 9/10 actively said they would recommend my workshops to friends.

 

To book your workshop, see my contact details on About Me and download FREE brochure from the Home page. Workshops now include FREE signed books!

 

 

3 March 2017

The book day that defied a storm!

Librarians, volunteers, young people and I defied Storm Doris last week to make it to

Bebington Central Library on the Wirral, where I was holding my author day. The Friends

of the Library had organised everything brilliantly and we had a fun day for half-term that

was well-attended by local families and included:

 

Two author talks  |  Two Q&A sessions  |  Creative Writing and a Story Hunt around the

library  |  Tuck shop and coffee shop  |  A book stall courtesy of Linghams Booksellers

where I signed copies of the Spirits novels and my short story collections.

 

As always it was great to meet with my readers and hear their own views on writing.

 

View Wirral Libraries' photos of the day on their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Wirrallibraries

 

If you'd like me to bring my author workshops to you, get in touch!  Check out the FREE brochure for download on my Home page.

 

 

31 January 2017

I will be off to Bebington Central Library on the Wirral this half-term for a fun day of workshops, creative writing and general authorishness!  A day for all the family.  Come and find out more about The Sword of the Spirit and maybe a little about the

new Spirits novel too...  And perhaps you'll finish the day with an idea for a story of your own...

 

Thursday 23 February, 10.00am-12noon and 2.00pm-4.00pm (same half-day event running twice!). Bebington Central Library, Civic Way, Birkenhead, Wirral CH63, UK

 

This is a free event but you need to book in advance (see Library staff!).

 

Details subject to change: further updates on Twitter @RobKeeleyAuthor or see Home page here!

 

Look forward to seeing you!

Rob

 

15 December 2016

A FREE Christmas story, The Spirit of the Season, has been added to the Extras page...

 

05 December 2016

Season's greetings to all my readers!  To celebrate the occasion I am hosting a very special giveaway on Goodreads, giving you the chance to win all three Spirits novels so far!  This will run from 6 December to 6 January and is open to UK readers only (sorry!).  Click here for details:

 

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/213840-childish-spirits

 

The giveaway has also been added to my Home page.

 

Happy holidays!

 

14 November 2016

Looking for Christmas presents for the kids?  Check out The Sword of the Spirit in my publisher's special offers carousel - a unique offer: http://www.troubador.co.uk/shop.asp. Then, check out their offers on my other books for kids: click here.

 

The Sword of the Spirit is the current Indie Pick book of the week: http://www.selfpublishingmagazine.co.uk

 

The Sword of the Spirit is being entered for the 2017 Independent Author Book Award.  Read about The Spirit of London's highly commended rating in 2016 here.

 

2 October 2016

Near-sellout for The Sword of the Spirit!

 

The Sword of the Spirit had a fabulous launch at award-winning Linghams Booksellers of

Heswall, Wirral on the first day of the Wirral Arts Festival.  Despite (or perhaps because of!)

the bad weather, we had a marvellous crowd and it was great to meet with all who came to

learn more about the Spirits series.  Particularly those who turned up dressed as wizards

and witches!  We were entertained by singers from Wirral Grammar School performing in

the coffee shop and I look forward to visiting the school to hold a workshop in the future. In

the signing session we had a near-sellout, with a handful of signed copies remaining in-store.  

I would like to thank Linghams and the Festival organisers for their wonderful hospitality.  

Visit www.linghams.co.uk and www.wirralartsfestival.co.uk.  

 

Earlier in the week I gave a preview of the book to Year 6 classes from Liscard Primary

School who attended workshops with me at Wallasey Central Library.  Again, it was great to

see such a positive reaction to my books.  For more details of my workshops, please

e-mail me.

 

Also check out The Sword of the Spirit on Amazon - there are some new reviews there:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sword-Spirit-Rob-Keeley/dp/1785892533

 

15 September 2016

NEWSFLASH!

The official launch for The Sword of the Spirit will be held at award-winning Linghams

Booksellers of Heswall, Wirral on Saturday 1 October 2016 from 11am, on the first day of the Wirral Arts Festival!

 

Linghams Booksellers, 248 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7SG

 

Come along, meet me and get your signed copy!

 

I am this month's Recommended Read from The Author School! Check out my exclusive interview with them at www.theauthorschool.com/recommended-read

 

26 August 2016

I have been featured in Author Focus in Highlights Magazine and the Spirits novels have also been included in the children's fiction and media sections.  Read here: http://www.troubador.co.uk/image/pdf/flip-books/issue1/index.html

 

10 August 2016

I have been asked to blog for The Author School on independent authors and the difficulties we sometimes face. Read and add your comments here: http://www.theauthorschool.com/blog/2016/8/11/a-plea-for-indie-authors-by-rob-keeley

 

28 July 2016

HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY! The Sword of the Spirit is published today. Read info, reviews and order the book here.

 

21 July 2016

I have been interviewed for Merryn Magazine! Read about my early days as a writer, my first ever story and the projects I'm working on now at:  https://merrynbooks.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/writer-wednesday-rob-keeley/

 

5 July 2016

ROBKEELEY.CO.UK AT FIVE!

 

It's our fifth birthday!  robkeeley.co.uk launched five years ago this month and we're celebrating with a bit of a party!  There are lots of updates and special things happening to mark the occasion:

 

 

Thanks to everyone who has worked on the production and marketing of my books over the last five years, as we continue to show the literary world that indie authors are a force to be reckoned with!  Especial thanks go to my web designer Aimee for designing, building and maintaining the site so spectacularly and for putting up with my endless emails!  It's a site I'm proud to own.

 

Now come and join the party!

Rob

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