Flight into Fiction at Jersey Opera House

Jersey Festival of Words 2015

‘First Flight into Fiction’ at the 1st Jersey Festival of Words
Have you ever wondered how authors get ‘discovered’ and published?  In this talk of two halves Gwyn Garfield Bennett chats with writer Isabel Ashdown about her latest novel Flight, and literary agent Kate Shaw to uncover some of the secrets of the illusive publishing industry.  Aspiring writers should bring a notebook – and plenty of questions!

Date: Thursday 1st October, 5.15-6.45pm
Venue: Jersey Opera House
Tickets: £8
For full details and how to book, please follow this link.

Isabel Ashdown’s Top 5 Women on the Run

We Love This Book, July '11This month Isabel writes for We Love This Book, sharing her Top 5 Women on the Run in fiction.

In my latest novel Flight, a happily married young mother wins the lottery – and runs away. Wren simply disappears, giving up her old connected life in favour of a new solitary one on the coast of North Cornwall. What she seeks, ultimately, is peace; peace, freedom, quiet, space to be alone… Haven’t we all felt this desire at some time or other?  Read more …

FLIGHT Launch Photos

Flight got off to a flying start with a lively book launch hosted by Waterstones in Chichester this week.  It was strictly standing room only with Isabel’s friends, family and readers coming together to celebrate the release of her new novel on 21st May.  More events will follow over the coming weeks, but for now, here are a few photographs from launch night:

FLIGHT – the book trailer

We are delighted to share the new book trailer for Flight, created by the talented Natalie Miller with hauntingly beautiful music by Aidan O’Brien.  Awe-inspiring landscape provided by the North Cornwall coast …

Video by Natalie Miller Photography / Music by Aidan O’Brien / 2015