Southwold Boating Lake & Tea Room

The Waveney Author Group had a lovely meeting at the Southwold Boating Lake & Tea Room and the food was delicious.

WAG meeting at Southwold Boating Lake April 2017

Writers: Franky Sayer, Anne Griffiths, Helen Thwaites, Rosie Owen, Julie Bernandas, Shirley Newstead, Suzan Collins, Sandra Delf, Gwenyth Clare Lyons, Jacqui Kefford, Stephanie Carr, Pat Casselden, Aisha Khalaf and Enid Thwaites.

Thank you for hosting us.






Busy week for some WAGS

Last weekend many of the WAGs were at the East Anglian Festival of Culture (#Eafoc) showcasing their books and reading their work.


Lucy and Hilary

Lucille Rayner & Lottie Thorn

Group photo by the Lifegaurd Station

Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Jo Wilde, Tricia Cass, Bronwen Grono, Lucille Rayner, Suzan Collins, Lottie Thorn, Pam Finch, Enid Thwaites


On the Thursday authors Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Enid Thwaites, Tricia Cass, Sandra Delf and Suzan Collins were delighted to be back at the fabulous Saxmundham Library. A fantastic group and one that is genuinely interested in the authors and their progress.

Sandra Tricia Elizabeth and Enid

The authors look forward to going back next year with more new releases and it’s the authors turn to buy the cakes next time!

Welcome to new members

Delighted to welcome writers Tricia Cass and Rosie Owen to the Waveney Author Group.

Both Tricia and Rosie joined other writers at the recent Get Writing writing weekend and you can see them here

At Woodbridge Library

The Waveney Author Group is already under way on their 13-date tour covering Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and London.

Their most recent event was an invite by the Woodbridge Novel Group at Woodbridge library on Wed 17th Feb to talk about their route to publishing. The talk was well attended with 21 writers eagerly seeking knowledge from authors Bronwen Grono, Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Enid Thwaites Pam Wilde and Suzan Collins.

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Woodbridge Library Group pic

Coming back after the event the authors stopped at The Shed and The Workbench at Henstead for a well-earned lunch and to discuss with the owner, Ellen Winser, the forthcoming Get Writing workshops being held there in August.

At The Shed with Ellen Suzan Enid Helen Pam Carole

Pic attached L-R: Ellen (owner of The Shed and The Workbench), Suzan Collins, Enid Thwaites, Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Pam Finch and Bronwen Grono.

On the radio

As part of the Waveney Author Group On Tour authors Pam Finch, Elizabeth Manning Ives aka Helen Thwaites, Suzan Collins and Enid Thwaites will be on air from 1-2pm today, talking about their writing, their charities and everything writery. Will cake will be mentioned?

WAG dates~poster~14th Jan 2016

I wonder how often the fabulous The Coconut Loft The Hatfield Hotel Desmonds Lowestoft and Clyffe Hotel will be mentioned? All venues for this year’s East Anglian Festival and right by the Award winning Blue Flag beach and within the up and coming and thriving Kirkley area of Lowestoft in Suffolk. If you would like to keep up to date with the East Anglian Festival here is the FB page

If you would like to listen in please tune your radio to Radio 105fm or listen to us on the internet

Meet the Authors event (Dec 2015)

Meet the Authors~in the The Journal~11th Dec 2015WAG authors Pam Finch, Lucille Rayner, Enid Thwaites, Caroline Way, Suzan Collins, Helen Thwaites, Bronwen Grono and Hilary Lepine joined other authors last weekend at the Meet the Authors event.

Other authors showcasing their books were: Darren Barker, Gareth Davies, Chrissie Jagger and Terry Tarbox.

Chrissie me Lucy Helen T and Enid~along the prom~Dec 6th 2015

L-R: Chissie Jagger, Suzan Collins, Lucille Rayner, Helen Thwaites and Enid Thwaites.

Helen and Pam outside of C Loft by Christmas tree

Helen Thwaites and Pam Finch.


New author Hilary Lepine aka Lottie Thorn talking to a new reader.

Pam sat in a chair

Pam Finch has just finished reading from her new book.

Helen dressed as mother christmas and a little boy

Helen Thwaites and a little boy.

This little boy was so overwhelmed when he and his mum walked past Helen. He didn’t need to go somewhere to meet Father Christmas, or be good for a week so he could go to see Father Christmas or save his pocket money. He was just walking with his mummy and got a lovely surprise as Helen walked past. #Nocharge His surprise was priceless.  NB: His mummy gave permission for his photo to be taken and be used.

Authors genre:

Bronwen Grono – Non-fiction

Caroline Way – Fiction

Chrissie Jagger–Fiction> children’s books

Darren Barker Fiction > Horror

Enid Thwaites – Non-fiction

Gareth Davies – Non-fiction > History

Helen Thwaites – Fiction > Historical romance

Lottie Thorn – Fiction > children’s books

Lucille Rayner – Fiction > children’s books

Pam Finch – Fiction > short stories

Suzan Collins – Fiction and non-fiction

Terry Tarbox –Fiction > children’s books