Get in Character with CLIC Sargent

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Imagine your name immortalised in your favourite author’s book. CLIC Sargent’s Get in Character online auction is running for a third year from Thursday 25th February giving you – or a loved one – the chance to appear in a book as a character name. There is also the chance to get your hands on signed books from Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Tania Carver, Peter James, Liane Moriarty and Kathy Reichs, and aspiring writers can bid to have their work critiqued by best-selling authors Eve Seymour, Philippa Ashley and me! For more details please take a look here:

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I am delighted and honoured to be taking part in this auction again this year; delighted because I know it’ll raise heaps of money for this marvellous cause and honoured to be in such fantastic company as these lovely people (see picture!) but what is equally fantastic is getting to know the people who win me! In the very first auction I was won by somebody to whom I shall be making a dedication in my new poetry collection due from Two Rivers Press later this year and it will be truly great to see which poem they choose. Last year I was won by a very lovely writer who sent me the first chapters of her book and we had great fun working on them together. I have since worked on another novel with her and it’s been wonderful to have formed a lasting writing friendship with her. She also gave me the name of my own editorial business Fresh Eyes, so I actually owe her big time! And so, I shall be watching the auction unfold eagerly from 8.00 pm on 25th February to see who I shall be lucky enough to meet and work with this year!


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