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Catch me talking about Love In Winter Wonderland and Only For The Holidays!



Believe In A Thing Called Love: Chaired by Danielle Jawando

Lightening-fast crush? Swept off your feet? Join author and Diverse Book Awards co-founder Abiola Bello as she shares her favourite YA romance tropes. In Bello's debut YA novel, Love in Winter Wonderland Trey and Ariel find themselves in a hate-to-love journey when they discover that Trey's family’s beloved Black-owned bookshop, Wonderland, is on the brink of closing down. 

Date: 30th September

Time: 12pm

Venue: County Buildings, Ospery Room

Price: £5 for adults. Free for ages 13-26

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Celebrating Diversity: Sue Cheung, Manjeet Mann & Natasha Bowen in Conversation, chaired by Abiola Bello

Author, co-founder and director of the Diverse Book Awards, Abiola Bello, joins the past three DBA winning YA authors on the stage in this Wigtown exclusive event. 

Date: 30th September 

Time: 3pm

Venue: County Buildings, Ospery Room

Price: £5 for adults. Free for ages 13-26

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Love In Winter Wonderland US Virtual Launch Party: In Conversation with Jennifer Niven

Join Soho Press and Brain Lair Books  to celebrate the release of Love in Winter Wonderland by debut author, Abiola Bello!

Date: 1st October

Time: UK time 7pm-8pm/ Eastern time 2pm-3pm

Venue: YouTube Live @BrainLairBooks

Only For The Holidays Cosy Christmas Launch Party

Date: 12th October 

Invite only

Black History Month YA Panel

Celebrating Black History Month we will be joined by three bestselling YA authors: Abiola Bello (Only For The Holidays, S&S), Natasha Bowen (Soul of the Deep, PRH) Aleema Omotoni (Everyone’s Thinking It, Scholastic). The evening will be chaired by Sabrina Fearon-Melville, The Floor Magazine.

This is your chance to join an exclusive conversation to celebrate Black History Month with three, best-selling, Black British-Nigerian authors. Abiola, Natasha and Aleema will discuss their latest YA books; from a Christmas romance to elite boarding schools, mermaids to winning romance tropes.

Date: 24th October 

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Waterstones Piccadilly

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The Diverse Book Awards Ceremony

Date: 25th October

Venue: Waterstones Piccadilly

Invite only



Make Publishing More Inclusive 

Date: 11th November

Venue: Industry Arena, Olympia

Time: 1-2pm

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Love In Winter Wonderland US virtual panel

Debut author, Abiola Bello will be talking to Tabrizia Jones at the New York Public Library about her new book Love In Winter Wonderland

Date: 5th December 

Time: UK time 8.30pm-9.30pm/ Eastern time 3.30pm-4.30pm

Venue: Online. More info to come


I love author events especially in schools! Over the last few years I have participated in a number of primary and secondary schools—assembly and classrooms up to 400 students in an assembly! As well as Avon residential and the Stoke Newington Literary Festival where I spoke to over 100 children. Luckily I have great noise management!  I also have years of experience working with learners of all ages. 

My sessions are best for KS2 and up. Events can be for any group size from a small class to a large assembly.

To book me for a school visit please contact me via Authors Aloud UK  or Contact an Author

I love chairing events and have done a few for The London Book Fair, Waterstones, National Literary Trust. If you would like me to chair an event do contact me here

Speaking events including a Q&A up to 1 hour

60 min Presentation and workshop

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