Fantasycon is done and dusted but since then I’ve done another one day event. Below is a quick round-up of both.
At Fantasycon in a Heathrow hotel, I had a chance to hang out with lots of authors I normally only speak to online which was a lot of fun. There are far too many to name so I won’t for embarrassment of forgetting someone. This included a gaggle of Angry Robot authors, as shown below with Gabriela Houston, Dan Hanks and Caroline Hardaker. Also in the photo are Amy and Des from Angry Robot who were there with tonnes of merchandise and proofs which they gave away. I was on two panels, one alongside Guest of Honour Liz Williams, Juliet McKenna and young gun Ryan Cahill, as shown on the right below.
I had an excellent time catching up with old friends and making a few new ones, some of who I will try to get on my YouTube channel for interviews and livestreams in the future.
On Sunday I attended an event organised by the Humber SFF people, alongside the incomparable RJ Barker. First of all we did a book signing at the Beverley Bookshop so they have signed copies of The Coward and The Warrior, plus all 3 of The Tide Child trilogy RJ. Please support your local bookshop and order direct from them, or via Hive if you are in the UK, as you can nominate a local bookshop and they receive a percentage of the sale. (Please Note this is AFTER you check out so don’t immediately click away)
The owner in Beverley was lovely, and she supplied us with tea and cakes. I ended up buying Fairy Tale by Stephen King while I was in there, as I’m keen to read it soon.
In the evening we were at the King’s Head where we both spoke about our journey to getting published, our approach to writing, editing and developing stories. We both did a short reading and then there was a Q and A session. They have more sessions coming up with other authors so you can find them on social media for more info.
There are no more events for a few weeks for me, so it’s head down on the writing. At the end of October I’ll be at Bristolcon for one day and then that’s probably it for the rest of the year as we slide into autumn and then winter.
Next year there’s Eastercon 2023, in Birmingham 7-10 April, and guests of honour have already been announced. Next October Fantasycon will also be in Birmingham, UK, so if you can attend I highly recommend it. Keep an eye on the BFS website here for more info.
Books and Reviews
As ever, if you have any read any of my books and have enjoyed them, consider leaving a review as it can really help others discover them. The Warrior is available now from all good bookshops, links below.
USA and Canada – Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, Bookshop.org
In the UK – Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones, WH Smith, From the publisher (Angry Robot Books), from a local bookshop via Hive