Autumn Voices is due to be published in May of this year (2018). A number of people were sent proof copies of the book and asked to comment. Here is what they said:
This is an engaging book with an important message, because it treats creativity in old age not as a hobby or mere pastime, but as something essential to fulfilled living. (Award-winning author, James Robertson)
AUTUMN VOICES for me, is a fascinating read. What an original concept. What a satisfying read. I teach creative writing in the FE education sector and will certainly add this book to my personal library as I see it as a valuable addition that will stimulate classes and individuals for years to come. (Brian Whittingham - poet, playwright, freelance editor, and lecturer)
Autumn Voices is a rich and engrossing windfall from some of Scotland's most respected literary figures. The contributors have not only supplied first hand insight into their writing methods, their hopes and fears, but remarkably frank autobiographical pictures of their earlier years. Robin Lloyd-Jones and his publisher are to be congratulated in gathering such a wealth of experience and knowledge into this highly readable format. This book is a perfect example of how we might make best use of wisdom.
(Liz Niven, Poet)
The energy and enthusiasm for all things creative and the joy of being creative shines through on every page….The colour, tone and texture of the work is as varied and beautiful as a forest walk. Read for pleasure and illumination.
(Marc R Sherland, President, Scottish Association of Writers)
This book is just amazing. Nobody who reads this book would doubt its central significance. There is hardly a page when I wasn't brought up short by an insight memorably expressed. A treasure trove of a book.
(John Killick – writing with people suffering from dementia)