Question the Author

Are you a beginner writer, burning to ask an experienced creative writing tutor a question? Or an avid reader of crime, who’d love to meet a published author in the genre? Want to find out what’s going to be the next big thing in children’s novels? Now’s your chance to do all three in one visit! Lorraine Mace, children’s author, columnist, editor and creative writing tutor (who also writes crime as Frances di Plino) will be at Sabinillas Bookshop (952 891 545) on Friday 29th November and Saturday 30th November from 10:00 to 2:30 to answer questions and chat about writing.

No question is too trivial or outlandish: you can ask how to structure an article, pen a short story or discover the most effective ways to kill people (in words, not deeds). With two non-fiction books to her credit, Lorraine is as comfortable advising writers how to structure a non-fiction book proposal to submit to publishers as she is giving help to potential authors struggling to get started on (or finish) their first novel.

Whether you are a reader or a writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet up with an industry insider. Lorraine is the author of the following titles.

The Writer’s ABC Checklist (Accent Press) – Lorraine Mace and Maureen Vincent-Northam

“There is advice on every possible question you might ask.” Richard Bell – Writing Magazine

Bad Moon Rising (Crooked Cat Publishing) – Frances di Plino

“tense, fast-paced… gripping. A brilliant debut.” Amanda Hodgkinson, New York Times Bestselling author of 22 Britannia Road

Someday Never Comes (Crooked Cat Publishing) – Frances di Plino

“dark and uncomfortably believable.” JJ Marsh, author of the Beatrice Stubbs Series

Don’t miss out on this unique occasion – Sabinillas Bookshop, Friday 29th November and Saturday 30th November 2013, from 10:00 to 2:30. For more information, call Steve on: 952 891 545

Author background

Lorraine Mace is the humour columnist for Writing Magazine and a competition judge for Writers’ Forum. She is a tutor for the Writers Bureau, and is the author of the Writers Bureau course, Marketing Your Book. She is also co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam of The Writer’s ABC Checklist (Accent Press). Her debut novel for children will be published in America in April 2014. Lorraine runs a private critique and mentoring service for writers. She is the founder of the Flash 500 competitions, covering flash fiction, humour verse and novel openings. Writing as Frances di Plino, she is the author of crime/thriller, Bad Moon Rising, featuring Detective Inspector Paolo Storey. The second in the series, Someday Never Comes, was released on 16th August 2013.


Lorraine is available for interviews

Tel: +34 951 278 729



4 thoughts on “Question the Author”

  1. Jane G Harlond Arredondo

    Sorry I an't be there, Lorraine, but good luck - not that you need it! Posted to Fb for better exposure. JGH

  2. Thanks, Jane. It's very kind of you to post to FB. Sorry you can't make it, but let's hope we have another get together soon.

  3. Roshanna Sidney Evans

    Looking forward to stopping by. Thank you for being available to do this. It will be a pleasure to meet a fellow writer!

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