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Library Reading Challenge

Saturday 26th September and Saturday 2nd October saw Barnsley Central Library host the celebration ceremonies for their Summer Reading Challenge. Guest author, Melanie J Firth, who has now released two books in the seven part ‘Faery Tales’ series was there to meet and greet the 200 young people who had taken part and attended one of the 6 separate presentation sessions. Melanie read extracts from her...

Community Christmas Market

  ‘The Faery Tales’ had their first taste of the festive season this month, with a sparkly pink and glittery table at the Horizon Community Christmas Market in Barnsley. Sponsored by The Co-Operative, there were over 60 trader stalls at the event, complete with refreshments, live music, carol singing and dancers. Hundreds of people poured through the doors all day to sample the fabulous goods on sale and begin...

The Faery Tales Author Book Launch Party

Children’s author Melanie J Firth, published the first book in her ‘Faery Tales’ fantasy series earlier this year. To celebrate the occasion she held her official Book Launch Party in Barnsley, South Yorkshire at the Horizon Theatre. Over a hundred people showed up for this special event in a building that was transformed to reflect the magical setting of the stories. Melanie says, “I was keen for the...

Penistone Literature Festival

The first ever Penistone Literature Festival, launched in July this year, was the perfect opportunity for children’s author, Melanie J Firth, to meet with local people and talk about her new book, ‘The Faery Tale of Rosie Quartz.’ Melanie lives in the village of Penistone herself, so she jumped at the opportunity to be involved in promoting this wonderful new initiative. “Nothing like the event has ever...

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