Meet the Authors in May


will read from their work and tell traditional stories

at REMS Bar and Restaurant

Market Street, Chapel en le Frith

on Wednesday 10th May 2017, 7.30-9.30 p.m.

 Hosted by Chapel Arts

Admission £1.00


Let Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pam Turton entertain you in a friendly setting, with stories, poems and readings from their novels.

Copies of their books will be available for purchase, and questions and discussion will be welcome!


Contact Mark:; 07397 164 551


Live Music and a Bit of Lit at The Globe

Chesterfield Pop Up Book Fair – July 27th

Wednesday 27thJuly 2016      10am-4pm

Come for a browse and chat.

Destination Chesterfield.

Meet me and other Derbyshire writers  in Chesterfield.

I’ll be there between 1 – 4pm in the Pavements Shopping Centre.

“Looking for something to read over the summer? Why not come along to our Pop-up Book Fair and browse a selection of books written by Derbyshire writers. The authors will be selling their books and chatting about their work.  There will also be a library stall with information about activities and opportunities for readers and writers.”

Learn more about the Pop Up Library event

Authors At The Oakwood July 2nd

FREE EVENTThe Oakwood, Glossop

Saturday 2nd July, 7.30-9.30 p.m.


Everyone enjoys a good story, don’t they?

Three local authors between them have something for everyone. Let Margaret Holbrook, Mark Henderson and Pamela Turton entertain you with stories and extracts from their range of traditional and contemporary writings.

Each of the authors will be reading from their work, for about 20 minutes each (with drinkies break) followed by a Q&A session. So get those questions ready! Mark is a natural storyteller and will read from his latest ‘Folktales of the Peak District’. Margaret has written several books of poems/stories; her latest is ‘Hobby Horses Will Dance’. Pamela has also published poetry and novels. She’ll be giving you a taster of her 4th novel, due out this August too.

Get more information about the authors:

Pamela Turton

Mark Henderson

Margaret Holbrook

Entry free  (but please buy a drink to thank the Oakwood for their hospitality!)

Also copies of  books and CDs for sale.

Oakwood address: 67 High St W, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8AZ

For more info. call 07958 079583

Whaley Water Weekend June 10th-12th


Whaley Water Weekend 2016

I’m delighted to be taking part in this next weekend for the first time. This wonderful music and arts festival has been going on for 15 years.

Fellow author Margaret Holbrook and I will be found in the historic Transhipment Warehouse 1.30 -2. 30 pm, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with other writers and bookstalls.

We’ll be reading extracts from our novels and Margaret from her poetry collections. Looking forward to meeting and having a chat with you. Also we’ll have some books on sale.

Learn more about my novels:

Margaret’s website:

Find out more about the festival



Spoken Word Event at REMS Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Chapel en Le Frith – 7.30 pm


I’m looking forward to returning to this lovely venue this week. I’ll be reading an extract or two from my novels and listening to writers joining us there.

Come and share your poetry or short piece of prose, or just to listen. It’s a free event, hosted by my friend and fellow author, Margaret Holbrook.

7.30-9.30 p.m.

Address: 29 Market St, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0HP

Look out for future Spoken Word events: 27th July, 28th September, 30th November