IN THE PRESS
A lovely feature in the July Southwark News about my latest novel HATTIE'S HOME. It was great to see the photo of my Mum and her old work mates taken in 1988 for an article in that very newspaper on the closing of the Alaska factory - which is the backdrop for the novel. You can read the article here.
Also, a feature in Writing Magazine, in which I share my top piece of writing advice!
Posted 27th July 2018
ADA SALTER DOCUMENTARY
Last week I paid another visit to the brilliant Bermondsey Uprising pop-up shop in The Blue, Bermondsey. This time to be interviewed for a docudrama film on the work and times of Ada Salter. Bermondsey Uprising generously agreed to host the filming.
NEW COVERS DESIGNS FOR MY BOOKS!
My publisher, Head of Zeus, have produced some beautiful new cover designs for my books. I am very excited to be able to show off the first three here!
Posted 11th March 2018
VISIT TO BERMONDSEY UPRISING POP UP SHOP IN 'THE BLUE'
I had a great time on Friday meeting Emma and her team at the wonderfully named 'Bermondsey Uprising' pop up shop in The Blue, Bermondsey. This is a great community initiative aimed at breathing some new life into the market. I was happy to visit and take with me some signed hardback copies of my books, including the latest 'Hattie's Home'.
Here I am with Ada Salter, my great heroine, who has walk on parts in many of my books! I also met Sarah Thurman of United St. Saviours who are providing the all important initial funding.
Posted 25th February 2018
VISITING BERMONDSEY UPRISING
FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
I am very much looking forward to visiting the Bermondsey Uprising pop up shop in The Blue, 210 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey on Friday 23rd February at 11.30. www.communityopportunity.org.
I will be bringing along some signed copies of my books and hope to see some of my lovely Bermondsey readers there!
Posted 22nd February 2018
ROSIE GOODWIN AT BEXLEY LIBRARY
A wonderful afternoon at Bexley Central Library where I got to meet the lovely Rosie Goodwin who gave us some fascinating insights into her amazing writing career. She has just published her thirtieth novel and has another two written and ready to go!
Posted 13th February 2018
HATTIE'S HOME BLOG TOUR!
SATURDAY 20th JANUARY
I'm very excited to announce the Blog Tour for HATTIE'S HOME beginning on Saturday, 20th January. There will be reviews, excerpts, giveaway, Q&As plus a guest post from me! Below is the full schedule.
HATTIE'S HOME HARDBACK PUBLISHES 11th JANUARY 2018
Here's a sneak preview of the gorgeous hardback edition of HATTIE'S HOME. My publisher Head of Zeus has done a wonderful production job, I think it looks beautiful - with its head and tail bands, ribbon marker and a stunning new style jacket. I couldn't be happier. A wonderful start to the New Year!
Posted 2nd January 2018
ADA SALTER BERMONDSEY WALK
Some photos of the wonderful new walk from Capital Walks, guided by Sue McCarthy which I joined yesterday. The walk highlights the work of Ada Salter and her beautification committee, which turned some of Bermondsey's sootiest slums into green oases during the 1920's and 30's. Ada Salter features in my novel Jam & Roses and for anyone interested in Ada, or in seeing some of the locations in my novels, this walk is a fascinating introduction.
Wilson Grove, the garden city the Salters created in Bermondsey. Still planted with Roses!
The saplings planted by the Beautification Committee, a hundred years on now a leafy avenue.
I meet my heroine! A statue of Ada Salter which stands by the river not far from the Bermondsey Settlement where she first worked in Bermondsey.
Dr Salter's Day Dream. (The original was stolen for its metal value and has been replaced after a local fund raising campaign.)
Standing on one of the 'patches of asphalt' purchased by Ada with a view to planting them with flowers or turning them into playgrounds. Now prime riverside plots!
Posted 14th May 2017
BOURBON CREAMS NEW COVER
Here is a preview of the beautiful new cover artwork for the paperback edition, due out 4th May 2017.
MARY GIBSON BLOG TOUR
BOURBON CREAMS AND TATTERED DREAMS
29th January - 7th February 2017
I am very excited to be taking part in a blog tour next week. I will be answering questions, guest posting and giving away copies of Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams. Here is the schedule so far:
Chicklit uncovered - Extract from Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams
Parmenion books. Mary Gibson guest post
23 Review Street - Review and extract
Rachel Bustin - Giveaway of 2 copies of Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams, plus a review.
A Sky Filled with Sparkling Stars. Review.
The Bookbag - Giveaway of 3 copies of Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams
With Love for Books - Review
Suze (Anniek and Suze) - Review.
Debra’s Book Cafe - Q&A with Mary Gibson
Chicklit Club Connect - Guest post by Mary Gibson
My Merri Way - event TBC
Posted 27th January 2017
Endeavour Press Virtual Historical Festival 18th-22nd April 2016
I am excited to be taking part in the Endeavour Press Virtual Historical Festival next week. There will be live Q&A's from over thirty authors and Endeavour Press will be running competitions and giving away FREE BOOKS!
I will be answering readers questions live on Good Reads www.goodreads.com, from 10.00am on Monday 18th April.
Meanwhile you can read more about my inspiration for GUNNER GIRLS AND FIGHTER BOYS on the Historical Festival Blog page www.historicalfestival.wordpress.com
Posted 8th April 2016
World Book Night visit to Lancashire Libraries
As part of the World Book Night celebrations I visited Blackburn and Accrington libraries to speak about my novels and was given a very warm Lancashire welcome. As someone who owes such a lot to my own childhood library, it was a privilege to speak in two such wonderful institutions. The audiences were full of intelligent questions and Accrington's edible display for Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts was a delicious bonus!
Posted 27th April 2015
Copies of the World Book Night edition of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts arrive at John Harvard Library
Posted 27th April 2015
Blackburn and Accrington Libraries Events for World Book Night
Posted 16th April 2015
Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts selected for
World Book Night - 23rd April 2015
I am thrilled that 'Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts' has been selected as one of the 20 titles to be given away on World Book Night 2015. World Book Night is a marvellous initiative which I’m very proud to be part of. An annual celebration of reading and books, it sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life.
Click here to view other book selected for this event.
For more information visit www.worldbooknight.org