Ahoy! Weekend Ahead!

I can’t remember the last time I had such a busy weekend. No, really, I can’t.
My weekends are normally spent lounging around my apartment, cooking, cleaning, reading, watching TV and spending copious amounts of my day on twitter.

Back in August I moved jobs, from shift work back into a Monday to Friday 9 – 5 job. I had my weekends free again and was so out of touch with having weekends free that I didn’t really embrace them. Instead I just did pretty much nothing.
I’ve had a few really busy weekends, but they’d been planned months in advance, things like weddings or parties etc. This weekend is going to be so busy.

Saturday morning will be spent tidying my home and trying to hide the numerous Christmas gifts that are currently littering my hallway.

After lunch, I have to go and meet friends so we can go and squee at the latest Twilight Saga film; Breaking Dawn Part 1. I can’t help it. I love the books and the films.

Supernatural Romance, Vampires, Faeries, Weres, Witches, Shapeshifters are my genre of choice and have been for a long time, and I doubt that will ever change.

I then have a group of fantastic women coming to my house (hence the earlier cleaning) for drinking, eating, and general laughs and conversation.

Sunday I get to meet one of my favourite authors. Kit Berry, author of the Stonewylde series. I am mega excited about this. Of all my favourite authors, Kit is the one author that interacts with her fans (me) the most on Twitter, followed by Yasmine Galenorn and Laurell K Hamilton. I will most likely try my hardest not to be an over-excited geek, but I suspect I will most likely fail.

Let me take this moment to tell you about Kit and her wonderful magical world of Stonewylde.

There will be five books in the Stonewylde Series; the final book is due to be published in 2012. The series started off as a Trilogy, but it carried on. The current book in the series is Shadows at Stonewylde (which I will be buying and getting signed on Sunday!) Kit started writing the stories for Stonewylde in 2003 following a strange encounter with a golden hair in the woods near her home. She went through 13 rejections before deciding to self-publish. In 2009 she decided to try and find another publisher to take on the Stonewylde series, so that she could continue writing, and here we are today. Stonewylde is published by Gollancz and can be purchased through the Stonewylde website, online bookstores such as Amazon and Waterstones, as well as many good bookshops around the world.
Stonewylde is an alternative community, hidden away in the heart of Dorset and ruled by the charismatic Magus. It’s a place of standing stones and earth energy. Within a great stone circle the eight pagan festivals are celebrated and ancient rites performed. The thirteen full moons are honoured and the people live natural and uncomplicated lives, as their ancestors have done for hundreds of years.* It’s a story about a young girl and her mother who move away from the modern world to Stonewylde, there are twists and turns, joy and happiness and sadness. It’s a series of magic and love and friendship, of nature and mystery. It’s addictive to read and you get sucked into Stonewylde and whisked away to another world. If you’re looking for a series to read, then I recommend Stonewylde.

I’m really looking forward to this weekend!

*taken from Kit Berry’s website