I was invited to attend the Birmingham leg of the Fire Book Tour, on October 4th, organised by London-based Sapphire Community Group.
The tour incorporates workshops and guest author events across the whole country, and aims to inspire, empower, and motivate young women to find success through literature.
Set in a beautiful and peaceful community garden in Birmingham, I attended along with YA author Anna Mainwaring and performance poet Gabrielle Hibbert.
It was a lovely, intimate evening, in which we talked about our writing, our publishing journeys, and read excerpts from our books. It was inspiring, and friendly, and I know that I inspired at least one person to look at a new possibility for moving forward towards publication. And that’s what this was all about: inspiring the next generation of authors.