The author will be talking about her new novel
Local author Barbara Erskine has said she was glad to be appearing again at the Essex Book Festival.
The popular writer will be talking about her latest novel, 'Time's Legacy' at Wickford Library on Wednesday, 24 March at 2pm.
It will be Barbara's third year as one of the festival patrons.
She told BBC Essex: "It's a fantastic festival. It's widespread, in that it's not a festival that is in one place, it goes all over the county."
"I enjoy it very much, it gets such super audience," said Barbara.
The event will see her talk about her books and writing in general.
"I've got to start thinking of new things to talk about," she said.
"In this case it will be about six weeks before my new book is published, so I shall be talking about it."
The Essex author will not be giving too much away about the plot, but will explain how she researched the material and possibly be reading an extract.
"I always maintain that you get two for the price of one in my books, because there are two stories. One in the past and one in the present," she said.
"Researching the historical part takes some time. Weaving the stories together is quite complicated," she added.
The book festival runs throughout March, with the official launch at Chelmsford Library on Thursday, 4.
For more information and to book tickets visit the
Essex Book Festival