THE BOOK OF BERA - OBSIDIAN
SEA PATHS IS NOW ON AUDIBLE
Many asked for an audiobook of Bera - and now it’s here! Book One, Sea Paths is on Audible, narrated by me and produced by John Welsman, who also produces all my podcasts. We’ve worked on it for ages to get the necessary professional finish and it has been wonderful to revisit Bera where the story starts and literally give these characters I’ve lived with for ten years a voice!
If you don’t already subscribe to Audible, the link below gets you straight to the page where you can listen free for 30 days and then choose whether or not to subscribe. What I’d love in return is a review! You can also reach the audiobook by scanning the QR code.
"A lovingly detailed Norse land that Wilde brings to startling life along with the minutiae of Viking culture...this is an impressive debut."
"A terrific historical novel … instantly captivating and compelling"
"An involving and vivid novel. Suzie creates a powerful atmosphere – the climate, the unforgiving land and seascapes."
LESLEY THOMSON, AUTHOR
Suzie Wilde has a personal history that could supply story to any novelist. She has also worked as a postie, masseur, artist, bra seller and researcher. After a long career in teaching, she went on to study creative writing to MA with Distinction. She now crafts intimately detailed, can’t-put-it-down narratives of her own, with the trilogy The Book of Bera. The final part, Landfall, will be published next year.
Born in Portsmouth, she loves its mix of inner-city and seaside, but Suzie has settled in the South Downs, where she feels intimately connected and her themes of home and belonging were formed. Suzie explores the area with her sixth Labrador, Raine, and foster dog, a Canine Partner assistance dog. Each week, her rambles feature in a popular podcast: Wilde Walks, and a monthly book podcast Talking Books with a guest author interviews. See links below.
Her latest professional challenge was to narrate the audiobook of Part One, Sea Paths, having been asked to do so by several fans. It is now on Audible.
INSPIRATIONAL WALKS IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE
Whenever Petersfield author Suzie Wilde walks her labrador Raine, her choice of inspirational country locations is vast. In each Wilde Walk, Suzie describes vivid scenes of South Downs scenery and the thoughts they provoke for her. This is speech radio at its purest and most enjoyable: a single articulate voice, a unique imagination and a lifetime of rich experiences from which to draw, all set in stunning countryside
If you would like to share your thoughts or suggest a Wilde Walk for Suzie to try then please get in touch with Petersfield Radio. Suzie also took part in their latest show, P-Pods.
Bookshop owner Tim O’Kelly and I explore our love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing in this monthly series. We release a fresh edition of Talking Books on the third Monday of each month.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
You can book Suzie as a speaker for your literary festival, as motivational speaker or to lead writing workshops. Suzie is not only a published novelist; with an MA in Creative Writing and many years experience in teaching English Literature, she is an approachable, highly engaging and inspriational workshop leader. She is also adept at public speaking and has taken part in press and broadcast interviews.
Suzie can run workshops on topics including -
Historical/Fantasy world building
How to get published at 50+
No imagination? How to use research creatively
Daren’t write about what you don’t know? Here’s how
How to crowdfund your novel
Vikings fact and fiction
Stuck? Here's how to unblock creativity
Where do you find the seed of an idea and then how do you make it grow? If you have always wanted to write but don't know where to begin then this two hour workshop is for you. It could also help overcome a block.
The evening event will be at Herbert Hedley's spring exhibition Emergence, making use of the inspiring pieces of artwork, as well as other prompts. At the end of the session you will have something to work on as spring turns into summer.
What? Starting or restarting to Write
Where? Herbert Hedley Westmark Barns, Midhurst Rd, Petersfield GU31 5AT
When? 28th March 7-9pm
Contact via the website for more details