Be warned. I shall not be shutting up about Red Ink until it arrives in bookshops on Feb 7 – and shall probably keep going on about it after that too. So give in to it. Come along to one of these events and hear me blabber…
On January 19 I’ll be at The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green for the inaugural Booked literary night. Hear extracts from Red Ink and get your mitts on some sneaky advance copies of the book. Tickets here.
(*UPDATE* – can’t get there. Snow. Trains. Bah. Sulk.)
(*UPDATE AGAIN* I will be reading at Booked 2 instead! At The Book Club, Old Street on March 17 – an event to tie in with Women’s History Month. Info here.)
I’m looking forward to brunching with book bloggers at Hot Key Towers on February 2. Also looking forward to talking about the book while I’m there, but mostly excited about the brunch. Come on. That’s what you bloggers are thinking too.
On February 6, the team behind The Berko Speakeasy are plotting a secret night of Greek dancing and melon cocktails to send Red Ink off into the world. Some exclusive last minute tickets will be released to Kings Arms Lit Saloners and local book groups at the end of January. Watch this space…
If you’ve ever fancied checking out the Verulam Writers Circle (and I would recommend it; I couldn’t have written Red Ink without them) I’ll be there on February 20 at 8pm with books and chat and a bottle of fizz. The circle welcomes visitors – all the info here.
On February 26 I’m heading to Oxford for Short Stories Aloud, Sarah Franklin’s wicked night of short fiction. Hear some shorts (including one of mine), eat cake, then fire questions at me and Nikesh Shukla. Get your tickets from wegottickets.com nearer the event, and stay in touch with Short Stories Aloud news at Facebook.
And finally, put April 20 in the diary for the Get Writing Conference. I’ll be running two workshops: one for prose writers who want to structure an idea for radio drama, and something Red Ink based (natch) – how to develop your own, distinctive YA/Crossover voice. Tickets available here.
So, see you soon…