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April Newsletter

Dear Network,

Hope you’re all keeping well this spring (or autumn if you’re in the southern hemisphere).
Here in the UK spring keeps springing. I always find springtime in London such a wonderful time to seek writing inspiration outdoors, even if that leads to the odd hayfeverish sneeze. There’s an abundance of flowers and greenery this time of year even in a huge city like London, which is blessed with many parks and green spaces. Spending time in nature is, for me, a very soothing experience in times of trouble and turmoil. Most days I try to head out for a short walk, either in my local park, or down by the River Thames, 15 minutes away. It keeps me on an even keel and makes the writing flow better.

In my last newsletter, I mentioned my upcoming May talk and photo exhibition at Clapham Library, here in London, promising details would follow in this newsletter… However, I’m sad to say neither is going ahead at this stage, as the library is short-staffed and consequently aren’t able to get everything ready in time for the intended exhibition date etc. We may revive the plans in the autumn. I’m pleased to say they will at least be stocking more of my titles. Wayward Wanderings will be available to borrow from them later this spring:

Throughout the spring and summer, my books look set to crop up in new locations. As of next week, two titles will be available from the Swedish Church shop here in London. The church also has a café selling fabulous cinnamon buns, Swedish arts & crafts and snacks. Well worth a visit if you’re in London and want a “Swedish fix”. Open Mon, Tue and Thu 10am to 3pm, as well as Sunday, 12-2pm.
Meanwhile in Sweden, I’m really pleased that the local tourist board and the local library in my hometown, Arvika, will both be stocking copies of Wayward Wanderings from July.

After a bit of a break, I’m recommencing my live storytelling this summer and will be telling a story at the London Dreamtime new monthly event, the Story Co-Operative, held at the wonderful Electric Elephant Café, in south London (Elephant & Castle). The storytelling takes place every first Sunday of the month and I’ll be telling my story on the 5th of June. Do check out the other events as well:

Last, but not least, I had a most excellent time at the writers’ retreat in Wales, late March – early April. It was expertly organised by Global Wordsmiths ( and I had the chance to meet and spend a week with some lovely fellow writers, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share their book news as well. Recent and upcoming titles include Of Love and Light by E.V. Bancroft; The Helion Band by AJ Mason; An Art to Love by Helena Harte; Nero by Valden Bush; Don’t Tell Me Who To Love by Emma Nichols; and Let Love Be Enough by Robyn Nyx.
Emma Nichols’ book can be ordered here:
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During my time in Wales I started work on a new novel which I suspect will keep me busy throughout the summer and beyond. I will keep you posted on the progress in my summer newsletter.

Do keep in touch and keep well.

Anna Maria Hellberg Moberg

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