I love meeting readers, and I’ll keep you posted about live readings of my fiction both on this page and in my newsletter (sign up here and get a free e-book). If you can get to Birmingham city centre on Monday 18th September, you’re in for a real treat. Craft beer haven The Gunmakers’ Arms hosts Tippling Tales from 7 to 9pm, and naturally you’re welcome to stay for longer. This pub serves some of the best real ale around, and it’s fresh as a daisy, because it’s made in the Two Towers Brewery next door. I’ll be joining other authors to read fiction about Birmingham’s Heritage – channelling Birmingham Heritage Week. Book free tickets here for this fabulous fiction night.
I’m also taking part in the Bristol Festival of Literature, so get some dates in your diary:
Crime In The Caves! Crime thriller readings in the delightfully spooky Redcliffe Caves on Thursday 26th October at 7pm. Tickets cost £5.50.
Self-Publishing Made Easy – a free workshop from Alliance of Independent Authors members at Dom’s Coffee House, St Augustine’s Parade, on Saturday 28th October 11am-1pm. Find out how to make money from writing with cosy mystery author Debbie Young, radio presenter Michael McMahon, historian Lucienne Boyce and novelist Kate Frost. No need to book, just turn up – and why not indulge in Dom’s delicious coffee and cakes too?
Book Busk, Bristol Harbourside, on Saturday 28th October. I’ll be reading stories by the Watershed in the afternoon, with other writers. This is another completely free event, in the middle of the bustling Harbourside market, and on a covered walkway so you can stop and listen whatever the weather. Bristol’s finest poets and writers are taking part, and we’re hoping a few friends from afar will join us. There’s a similar children’s story event in Anchor Square, under the canopy next to We The Curious. (In case you’re wondering what We The Curious is – I certainly did – it’s the science museum previously known as Explore At-Bristol.)