August was another busy month for me, but then again when do I say I am not busy? I am happy to give you my monthly wrap up as it was a jam packed month.
The month started off with being in the Ellesmere Port Pioneer and the Chester Chronicle, you can read the article online here for yourself. I was a student at the University of Chester so I link with Cheshire in this way.
My Facebook page name change from Isolation Junction to Author Jennifer Gilmour in preparation for my new book release, this was a long process but it finally went through this month.
I appeared on the Chat and Spin Radio a few times and was interviewed by different presenters, there was even a q&a session session. Later on in the week I went into the BBC Radio Humberside and was interviewed by David Burns about my finalist status for the Inspirational Mum BizMums Award 2017. I also spoke about my next project ‘Clipped Wings’.
I took part in a blog tour which was a first for me. I reviewed a copy of Jo Huey’s biography Transition and it was great to connect with her, she suffered abuse from her alcoholic father. You can find out what I thought about her book on my blog post here.
I did my first every live in a book group on Facebook, members of the group had the opportunity to ask me questions throughout a week on the group before I answered them on a live. You can join The Fiction Cafe Book Club and watch my live back if you’re on Facebook. I had so much fun doing this and was delighted that admin Wendy invited me along to take part, I take part in this group a lot and I am co-admin for the sister group which is for writers.
Probably the most exciting news of the month, my Kickstarter went LIVE. The Kickstarter is for my next book ‘Clipped Wings’ and you can pledge your support for a reward including your name in the book, a signed copy and some merchandise. The purpose of this particular campaign is to provide each of those individuals who have come forward with their story, with their own copy of ‘Clipped Wings’ as a means of recognition of their courage in speaking out. It will also enable them to read other survivor stories and hopefully will make them feel less isolated as a survivor. I was delighted that it reached 50% on the first day of going live. Find out more over on Kickstarter here.
The lovely Jessica has reviewed Isolation Junction and is on her blog today. Jessica has been a fantastic support to my work and I am so glad she has managed to review it in her spare time. Find out what she thought about Isolation Junction on her blog post here.
Over the month of August I have been meeting up with survivors of domestic abuse to be interviewed for the upcoming release of Clipped Wings. There are so many stories that will help so many and it’s amazing how each person has changed their life around or are working to a better future. Cannot wait for Clipped Wings to be released.
I opened a support page on my website, I had been meaning to do this for a while and this is something that I hope to improve on in the future. You can head to the support page here.
I am so happy to have had such a productive month and I am looking forward to September, thank you all for your continued support. Don’t miss out on my blog posts by signing up to follow in the right hand column.