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It has been a strange time for us all. However, we haven’t forgotten the pleasure of promoting Bombweed at events in bookshops, museums and festivals pre-pandemic:

Clifton and Crouch End Waterstones; Bath and Portsmouth WHSmiths; Max Minerva’s Marvellous Books and Storysmith Books in Bristol; The Book Shop at Lee on the Solent; joining the online session at The Emporium, Woodbridge; the Book Fest, local author library events and the Southwick D Day commemorations in the Portsmouth area; various events in Wiltshire; Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival in the Cotswolds; and two Meet the Author events at The Imperial War Museum.

We look forward to meeting people again as things safely open up, to introduce more of you to Bombweed and now to the new book, Kissed to Death.



21-26 March 2021, Fact, fiction and the therapeutic opportunities and consequences of writing for an audience.

Presentation at the VII International Seminar on Fairy-tale and Storytelling Therapy, Sintra Portugal. 


22 August – meeting of local authors at the Lions Club of Chippenham.

Meadow Farm Nurseries, 9, Sutton Lane, Langley Burrell, Chippenham, SN15 4LW.


20 September 6.00 – 8.00pm, book launch at the Crouch End Cricket Club, Calthorpe Ground Shepherds Cot Park Road, London N8 8JJ


9 October 10.30  – 2.30 as part of National Book Day, a day celebrating all things bookshops in conjunction with ‘Books are My Bag Campaign’. Special guest author, Gill Morton, will be signing her new book Kissed to Death, set in Portsmouth.

The Book Shop, 142 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9DD

Tel:02392 556592

25 February, 1pm. As part of Portsmouth Bookfest, Gillian will be speaking in the Menuhin Room at Central Library.


6 November, all day. Christmas Bazaar, Lions Club of Chippenham, Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, SN15 3ER.

11 November, 6.00pm, Southsea Library, 19 – 21 Palmerston Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 3QQ.


11 December, 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm, Craft and Gift Market, Union Church Community Centre, Weston Park, Crouch End, N8 9PX.

 23 December 2021, Portsmouth poet Tina Mac Naughton reviews Kisssed to death



25 February 2022, 1pm, meet Gillian at the Portsmouth Bookfest.


11 March, 2.00pm, The Old Library, Eastville, Lockdown or Blitz which is worst.

With the question, “What is your story?” Maureen Armstrong  will talk about the novel Bombweed, and the life of her mother, Margaret Smith, who wrote the original story in 1947. Maureen will look at how family life in World War Two had similarities with, but also great  differences from, our recent experiences of Lockdown. 

21 to 26 March, Hotel Tivoli Sintra, Portugal. Gillian will be contributing  to the VII International Seminar on Fairy-tale and Storytelling Therapy organised by Moonluza, Unipessoal, Lda.


1st September, 1.45 pm, St Mary Redcliffe Lunch Club, Prewett Street, Bristol. 


4th October, 7.00 pm to 9.0 pm, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, London N8 9JA. As part of National Libraries Week, Gillian Fernandez Morton will be talking about and reading from Bombweed.

17th October, 2.00 pm, Chippenham Public Library, Timber Street, Chippenham, SN15 3EJ. 


1st December, 2.00 pm, Melksham Community Campus, 27 Market Place, Melksham SN12 6ES.  

12th of December, 10.30 am till 1.30 pm, The Book Shop, 142 High Street Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire PO13 9DD (023) 9255 6592

17th of December, 12.00 pm till 4.00 pm, The Christmas Craft and Gift Event,  Union Church Community Centre, Weston park, N89PX



28th January at 11.00 am, Muswell Hill Bookshop, Gillian will be signing copies of her new children’s book.


24th February, from 1.00 pm, Radio Felixtowe, Gillian will be in conversation with Jules Button on her afternoon show, talking about books, writing, music and other stuff.


Come and meet the authors Gillian Fernandez Morton and Maureen Armstrong who will be talking about Bombweed and Kissed to Death and their family links to south coast wartime history:

13th September, 5.00 to 7.00 pm  at The Bookshop, Folkestone, 70-72 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JP

14th September, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, at The Rye Bookshop, 25 High St, Rye TN31 7JF

16th September, 11.00 am to 12.00 pm  at Waterstones, Tenterden 47 High St,Tenterden TN30 6BJ


7th November at 2.00 pm, Redcatch Community Centre, Knowle, Bristol. Maureen Armstrong will be speaking about the overlap of memoir with fiction with excerpts from Bombweed.

Friday 24th November, 10.30 am, Probus Club, The White Hart Hotel. Salisbury, Maureen Armstrong will be speaking about the overlap of memoir with fiction with excerpts from Bombweed.