Success for members of Eastbourne writing group

FOUR members of the Anderida Writers Group have landed themselves publishing deals within the last three weeks.

Jill Rutherford, 61, is the fourth member of the Eastbourne writers group to have her book published.

Jill has lived in Eastbourne for the past 34 years but her memoir covers her seven years in Japan, entitled Cherry Blossoms, Sushi and Takarazuka.

The book, published by Silverwood Books, tells how a middle-aged Eastbourne woman with little money, no job and no qualifications survives and prospers in one of the world’s most ancient cultures.

Her book was launched by the mayor of Eastbourne earlier this month at Eastbourne Town Hall and Jill now joins three other writers from the club in getting new publishing deals. Harry Pope has published his comical true story called How Not To Run A Hotel, Lyn Funnell has released Kindle books called Get out of Debt and Adverse Camber. Also, Anderida chairman Tony Flood has had his fantasy adventure story The Secret Potion published and it will be available as a Kindle ebook.

Would-be writers interested in joining Anderida Writers can call Tony Flood (01323 471726) visit or go to meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at the Langham Hotel at 7.30pm.