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World Book Day at Sainsbury's, Pontllanfraith
I had a wonderful time at Sainsbury’s Pontllanfraith where I was invited to meet a class of incredibly talented children from Ynysddu Primary school in order to celebrate World Book Day. I explained to them what it’s like to be an author and we did some creative writing together. They were such a lovely, enthusiastic and well-behaved group of children, dressed in some beautiful costumes. I couldn’t have wished for a better way to spend my morning. It was a privilege and thoroughly inspirational. And the bunch of flowers I was presented with came as such a surprise too.
Penarth Times Article
Highlighting the fact that action in Revenge centres around Penarth and Cardiff in South Wales, local weekly newspaper, the Penarth Times published an article in their 16 February 2017 edition.
Noting that Revenge was purchased by readers in numerous countries - Australia, Brazil, India and the US to name a few - the article goes on to describe Gaynor's latest novel, the "contemporary transatlantic thriller" Step Up or Die.
Caerphilly Observer Feature
Celebrating the release of Step Up or Die, the 16 February 2017 issue of the Caerphilly Observer newspaper included a significant article highlighting the general storyline, and offering readers an insight into influences that helped inspire Gaynor whilst writing the book.
Guest Author Interview
Why should people read Step Up or Die? What sources influenced Gaynor's writing of Step Up or Die? What challenges did Gaynor overcome whilst writing Step Up or Die?
Find out the answers to these questions and many more by reading Gaynor's Guest Author Interview in Cheryl Holloway's blog (cherylholloway.net/blog).
Local book club
As much of the action in Revenge takes place in Lisvane, Cardiff, Gaynor was invited to attend a meeting of a Lisvane book club in March 2016 to meet some of her readers and discuss the book.
Silverlight Café author-featuring magazine
In February 2016 Gaynor was invited by Gary Dorion to be included in a new author-featuring newsletter which, in the first edition, would focus on crime fiction authors. She was delighted to accept the invitation and the first edition of Silverlight Café was duly published on 10 March 2016. What started with the intention of being a weekly publication soon became monthly due to resource constraints for the creator. Finally, in July 2016 the publication closed after 5 issues, with a lack of financial support being the main problem.
Many thanks to Gary for the opportunity to feature in this magazine.