Today I received the joyous news that I have been announced as a finalist in NGIBA's Biography category !!!!
LAVIDGE is currently winding up the campaign by following up previously pitched media.
LAVIDGE is this week focused on pitching to media based in Finland as well as following up previously pitched media.
LAVIDGE is this week focused on targeted pitching to media publications focused on Foreign Conflict, Human Rights and Social Issues and targeted pitching to English speaking media publications in China as well as to History and Chinese/Asian interest publications in UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
I had a great time at the festival meeting lots of people and signing my book for them
LAVIDGE is this week targeting media in the areas around Los Angeles and Hollywood prior to the LA Times Festival of Books which I'll be attending in just over a week's time.
Today I received a 5-Star rated review from Readers' Favorite which you can read HERE
Next month I will be visiting Los Angeles to attend the LA Times Festival of Books 2018 where I will be having book signing sessions on both days of the event (21 & 22 April 2018)
Blades of Grass has now been re-published in two volumes, making for a more comfortably sized book to handle.
Blades of Grass will soon be available to download as an audio-book.
Advertising in cinemas in Australia will soon commence.
Blades of Grass has been posted as an Indie "premier title" on Baker & Taylor's Emerging Voices Microsite
An online radio interview with Dave Hodgson on the Internet talk radio network Talk Radio Europe which can be heard here.
Following my book signing event at St George’s School, Harpenden, I visited Aylwin’s alma mater Wadham College, Oxford and also had the honour and pleasure to pass my uncle’s letters and other documents into the safekeeping of The Bodleian Library for posterity and wider availability to scholars and researchers. The archive will be held in the Bodleian’s Weston Library’s Special Collections.
A book launch and signing event was organised in the chapel at my uncle's old school, St George's, Harpenden.
An online radio interview with Rick Bell on the Internet talk radio network TogiNet Radio which can be heard here.
An online radio interview with Stu Taylor on Money Matters Radio, Boston, which can be heard here.
As an indication to the wider world on how my uncle George Aylwin Hogg is still regarded today in China, he was mentioned by President Xi Jinping in his speech at the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in October 2015 where he was referred to as Ho-Ke, Hogg’s name in Chinese, 2 minutes 55 seconds into the video. Listen to speech on YouTube:
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