Hello, we’re on our way into September and before you know it, Christmas will be here! Ugh. Too soon. Too much to do before then. Books to write and so on. So here’s a bunch of stuff that has happened, or will happen very soon involving me.
I recently appeared on Page Chewing with Steve from Steve Talks Books and PL Stuart. We talked a fair bit about publishing, myths that I spend time debunking, my YouTube channel, getting published, my books, inspiration for The Coward and all sorts of stuff.
Fantasycon 2022 – The British Fantasy Society
This coming weekend I will be appearing at Fantasycon in Heathrow, London, at the Radisson Red Hotel and Conference Centre, on 17th and 18th September for two days. The convention is full of panels, workshops, readings and book launches. You can still buy tickets here I believe. I have a panel on Saturday and one on Sunday, but otherwise I will be around, probably lurking in the bar or communal areas, talking with authors.
The full schedule is available to view here, but my panels are as follows
3pm on Saturday – Beyond the Debut: Building a Career as a Writer (David Cartwright (moderator), Liz Williams, Juliet E McKenna, Ryan Cahill and me.
2pm on Sunday – Mashing up genres in Fantasy (Juliet Mushens (moderator), Zen Cho, Peter Newman, Susan York and me.
Interview with Stacey McEwan
I recently did an interview with romantic fantasy author, Stacey McEwan. She is a TikTok superstar with over 300K followers, and 44K on Instagram. We talked about her social media stuff, but also how she was all set to self publish her first fantasy novel when she was contacted by a literary agent.
I’m going to be at a couple of other events coming up in the UK. One in Yorkshire on 25th September and I will also be at Bristolcon in October, so don’t forget to check out the Events page here for all the info.
If you are not in the UK, I’m also taking part in a day of online fantasy workshops, Realms of Fantasy, alongside RJ Barker and Anna Smith-Spark. So check out the info here.