All the fun of Christmas 🙂
Book launches and everything …
Well I am back from my trip to the Manchester launch of Killing Daniel, by Sarah Dobbs. And what a great literary evening was had by all! The night was hosted by the publisher and agent Robin Jones from Unthank Books and kicked off with readings from Unthology 3 by yours truly reading an extract of The Theory Of Circles. Probably just as well I went first, before too much of the falling down water was consumed by the audience (or me!) … since my story is told using Tweets, Blog posts and Facebook statuses, with a connecting narrative but never the less it’s a lot of dates and times and like reading a Blog the beginning of the story is at the end … hmm … the art of reading backwards! It comes with a warning … pay attention here comes the science bit (some geometry thrown in as well!) But I think it went well.
Then we were then treated to another extract from the book by the talented Andrea, A J Ashworth and her story The Monolith which is a great story about a monolith appearing in someone’s garden. Truly original, and so worth reading, it will hook you! What happens when the cat goes inside it … ? Love this story.
After a short break the lovely Sarah Dobbs launched her wonderful cross-cultural literary thriller. And what a treat this novel is. I am about to start reading it and will post a review in the new year, but any last-minute stocking thrillers for the literary types, order Killing Daniel from Unthank Books to get it in time for Christmas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course you can also get Unthology 3 from them as well. Why not buy both?!!!
I’ll add a photo from the event but also check out more on the Facebook page: LINK
A nice week for me as I prepare for Christmas and wind down work-wise (for a change) … I will be talking about my editing for Cafelit this week as I select stories for the Best of 2012 …
Have a great day all … and don’t forget, if you want to give something unusual to writer friends, why not send them a critique voucher, see Thursday’s post and email me!