Of course the big news is my BOOK LAUNCH on 27th July (I've mentioned that already? Are you sure?), but there are a number of other places I'll be visiting in June, July and August, specifically with the writing... So far we have:
- Doncaster - Steampunk Doncaster, June 16th
- Reading - Author reading event, Oxfam bookshop, June 19th
- Markfield Steampunk Convivial, July 14th
- Stamford Steampunk, August 10th.
I've seen readings recently, done by very good readers; and of course the author knows exactly what inflection to put onto anything that he or she reads himself (or herself). But how long should a reading be? How much backstory should it include, how many teasers of the plot (spoilers!). Or should it be a reading at all?
I have plans for the launch event itself to be a little bit different. I'm working on it now... but I'd be interested in your feedback. What would really make you sit up and pay attention; what would make you drag your mates along (excluding bears/ bareness). I've got some ideas... but I'd be very interested to hear yours... and you never know, if I like it I might use it. Then you'll have no excuse not to come along...
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