Friday, 5 September 2014


One of the best things about being a writer is having the chance to meet readers and chat about books. Literary festivals are great for this, and I'm very lucky to have several exciting events coming up in the next month or so.

Festival of Book Clubs
Wed 17 September, 2pm - Lord Wandsworth College, Hampshire
- with Nicola Beauman (owner of Persephone Books), Fanny Blake (book editor of ‘Woman and Home’ magazine), Katherine Webb (author of ‘The Misbegotten’), Christopher Radmann (author of ‘Held Up’), and hosted by Tim O’Kelly.

Frinton Literary Festival
Thu 9 October, 7:30pm – Frinton Lawn Tennis Club, Essex
- with Sophie Hannah (author of the new Hercule Poirot novel, 'The Monogram Murders').
Click here for info.

Havant Literary Festival
Fri 10 October, 6:15pm – The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Hampshire
- talking about the Detective Harland novels, including the latest in the series, 'Cut Out'.
Click here for info.

Off The Shelf Festival of Words
Fri 17 October, 8:00pm – Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
- with Sabine Durrant (author of 'Under Your Skin') and Kate Rhodes (author of 'Crossbones yard').
Click here for info.

The New Forest Readers Day
Sat 22 November, 10am – Forest Arts Centre, Hampshire
- with Erin Kelly (author of 'The Poison Tree') and Judith Kinghorn (author of 'The Last Summer').
Click here for info.

If one of these is near you, do please come along. Writing is a solitary pursuit, and hearing from readers is important in so many ways. Also, many events have cake or biscuits laid on, so there's really no excuse not to attend. Hopefully see you there!

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