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Blog posts : "meeting"

Summer is Over!

So here we are again, summer been and gone and there is a nip in the air!
The clan has regathered and the conference was bursting with lots of news about
books being ready to bash the public's wallets as the latest epics come rolling
off the production line!

But before we discussed  the biz of the day at this season's opening encounter, 
a warm EAA welcome was extended to Lucy V. Hay making her debut at the Costaloads
in the Bampton quarter of Tivvy Town..Welcome to the mad house Lucy!

So whats been occuring during the summer recess? Well, it appears that many events
have been attended, festivals enjoyed, workshops deployed and book projects completed!l
The Guv is bringing light to the doom and gloom of Witheridge, Maura is editing & getting
ever closer, Susie W. is all over the country, Jenny Kane is having a quiet time working 25 hours a
day, Brian is doing spooky things, Doc Rich is beating his computer up as we 
speak and still producing first class work, Lucy's doing loads, Tracey has a new book, 
Hallee is set to take over Aljezera TV & Jen B. is stashin' the cash for Anthony Nolan.

Even I've managed to get Chunky & Sarita back on the road so all in all, everyone is
busy and there are loads of talks books and festivals to attend, hell's teeth even Christmas
got a mention today! 2019 will be hectic for sure and there will be plenty going on!

HIGHLIGHT of the day....After collecting the members hard earned cash for annual subs,
the promise of a new badge was firmly placed in the shadows...of the local travel agents 
as the Guv (Pam) threatened with the quip " Ok subs are in, I'm off to Spain haha!"

The bad news is the collection from 11 members was around £110 and the local travel folk
are offering 4 nights in beautiful Barcelona for..wait for it...£99!!!!

If you see the Guv hovering on the corner of Market Walk, blow her cover and if disguised
listen out for the tune she is humming....

This year I'm off to sunny Spain  - 'Y Viva Espana!'  by Richard Lappas

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Fantasy On The Sofa

Yea right! But it's true, honest, it really is happening!

Once again the Exeter Authors Association gathered at the "Costa Loads of"
in the epicentre of the literary world...well no... it wasn't Haymarket or  Piccadilly...it was Gold Street (Or Bampton! I can't tell the difference not bad for 14 years as a resident of this fabulous, flourishing, funtastic town!!! 

FFF for sure, its nice (when it's sunny) it's got stacks of lovely, talented people and it's the home and heart of the EAA and don't forget the district offices in New Zealand, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Brixham, North Tawton and many more...Internationally renowned for sure!

Sofa so good then ..so what happened at the meeting?

Well...Everybody seems to be working hard.  Rich "The Baking Doc" was  about
to launch his latest tome at the Liznojan bookshop, there's another launch later this month by Susie which is just before The Exmouth Festival, which is happening on the 24th of May at the City Gate in Exeter and summer is looking very busy with lots of poetry gigs and numerous festivals including Exmouth, Crediton, Sidmouth, and Chilcompton,  so it's an action-packed programme and if im not mistaken both Brian 
and Tracey Ann aka Maura are well on the way to making their debuts in the world of literary...And Sofas!!!!

So what of the Sofas then?

Everyone is thinking about a Fantasy on the Sofa ever since it got a mention halfway through the gathering. Well before anyone gets too excited, yes there is fantasy and yes there is a sofa BUT It's not somebody having fantasies ON the sofa.....its an author called *********** (you have to guess who!?) who is talking about "their" fantasy book....sitting on the sofa!

Sorry to disappoint you all. Anyway, before  I head off to play walking footy against the Exe Valley Ladies (who are seriously quick, so quick I'd never foul them because I can't catch'em haha!) I must mention the emergence of Tracy and Mark's latest edition to the family ...Yes! folks congratulations are due (Baby Gap/Mothercare vouchers accepted).

It's the return  of BLACK DOG (Ruff Ruff) soon to be seen on the streets of the west country and if anyone can remember where it's going to appear first, whoever gets it right wins a Costa Even More flapjack courtesy of EdBlog (Dass Me!)

So to  footy (Naa iss pourin and there is a message from the Manager MMmm looks like tele and a bowl of Shredded Wheat and Blueberries)

Hey ho, keep on writing you lot!

Luvsya Ed Blog Ugs an kisses 

Richard Lappas xxx

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