I was invited to join author Jean Mead and others at an Author's Day yesterday May 28th. Penrhyn Castle at Bangor,North Wales is a perfect setting for a gathering like this. We had hoped for good weather so that we could sit on the grass and entice visitors to give our books a home while we basked in the sunshine.
Unfortunately, it was a trifle cold and windy, so we were allocated a spot in the stables near the shop and between the entrance from the castle grounds and the exit out to the courtyard and Railway Museum.Allen had his fill of examining nuts and bolts and the craftsmanship of the engines without hindrance from your truly, who was busy setting up a display of our Just Us Two Travel Books which are available in both print and e-book formats for Kindle and other readers.
Jean has just launched the second in her Widow Makers trilogy which is set in the quarries of North Wales and features Penrhyn Castle and its marble hall which soars up high. The last time we rode through Llanberis, I looked at the quarry with new eyes.
North Wales author Nia Pritchard and author and publisher Gladys Mary Coles made up the group with a wide selection of titles on offer.
The inclement weather did not dampen our spirits and we all had some lovely conversations with visitors and each other as they passed through.
Penrhyn Castle is a National Trust property overlooking the Menai Straits and well worth a visit to see how the Victorians lived and worked.