How to become an author by maxing out your credit cards and scoring a multi-book deal

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Wednesday 16th October, 6.00 – 8.30pm, The Greyhound, 49 Becklow Road, W12 9ER

Novelist, actress and hilariously witty ABN member Amanda Lees was born in Hong Kong and survived both a convent education and a Jesuit boys’ school before being summarily ejected from the latter….

She is the author of the bestselling satirical novels SELLING OUT and SECRET ADMIRER. The first book in her major teen-novel trilogy, KUMARI, Goddess of Gotham, was written as a tribute to her mum, who died a couple of months before Amanda got the idea for a series which would reflect her own exotic childhood.

Goddess of Gotham was longlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Award and shortlisted for the Doncaster Book Award. It was also Redhouse Book of the Month and all three titles were featured as Book of the Month for Lovereading4kids.

Amanda has a degree in drama and her first telly job was as a member of the Communist Resistance in ‘ALLO ‘ALLO. This involved running around with a dachshund tucked under one arm and deploying her best cod French accent. It’s all been dramatically downhill since…..

Doors open at 6pm, Amanda will speak between 6.45 and 7pm, followed by general networking


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