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One hell of a ride!



It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since the launch of Dance with Fireflies. 12 months ago, I would never in my wildest dreams have imagined what was to follow!

Here are just a few of the amazing things that have happened since the launch:

Speaker at The Kumaon Literary Festival in India.

Book of the Month in Devon Life magazine.

Reviews and features in magazines and papers, including : Cotswold Life & Devon Life.

Invited to be on the Fellows of Nature South Asia short story jury panel.

A mention in The Times of India.

Selected for ‘Reads on the road’ Travel book recommendations.

Youtube interview for Reader’s Club Delhi.

Blog interview on IndigoEast’s travel blog https://www.indigoeast.co.uk/dance-with-fireflies-author-jane-gill-on-her-indian-inspirations/

Celebrity interest: Caroline Quentin, Jan Leeming, Rosemary Shrager, Tony Singh and Bobby George…

Fantastic 5* reviews on Amazon.

Selected for bookclub reads, from cheltenham to India.

Stocked in a multitude of bookshops.

 I will be featuring in the July issue of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine.

…and to cap it all…this week I was called ‘Doll’ by the legendary Bobby George, sent a kiss by Caroline Quentin and received a beautiful thank you card from the one and only Jan Leeming!









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Dance with Fireflies book launch party

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Feeling slightly overwhelmed! The book launch party was amazing. We got to the East India Cafe early and set everything up…..stacks of books on a table for Alfie to sell and me to sign!!!! (felt nicely weird). The projector with the trailer was set up and the bookmark flyers dotted about the place. The restaurant was cleared of most of the table and chairs, giving us a lovely space to entertain. They even built me a bookshelf to display the book. Had a quick drink to steady the nerves, although I felt surprisingly calm. Then the lovely sitar music started and my guests arrived. The evening flowed with canapes and cocktails inspired by the British Raj. We mingled, nibbled, sipped and laughed our way through the evening. The pile of books reduced to only a few by the end of the party….the restaurant even produced cute goody bags for everyone to take home….a night I’ll never forget.

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