The launch for Food of Ghosts is one week today on the 8th November. Yeh hey! If you want to come and help celebrate it’s much awaited arrival, do give Blackwell’s bookshop a ring – but you’ll have to be quick, at last count the tickets, which are FREE, were nearly all gone.
What will happen on the 8th? There will be a tropical theme (yes, in November!) and bubbly. I’ll do a reading from Food of Ghosts and talk a little bit about the inspiration behind writing it. There will be time for questions and you’ll also be able to buy a signed copy of the book – and one lucky person will win a free copy!
Am I nervous? Yes, a little bit. But in many ways I’m lucky because, as you’ll know if you’ve been to any of my events, once I start talking, I tend to relax so much that I forget to stop ;o). For me, doing events is one of the perks of the job of being a writer. However, I know many writers who do not enjoy this “performance” aspect of the job, and even dread it. In fact, Mark Billingham once referred to himself and Christopher Brookmyre as “performing monkeys”.
Do you think it is reasonable or unreasonable to expect writers to perform like monkeys?
Do you go to author events? If so, why? If not, why not?
It’d be great to hear from you. And don’t forget, to thank everyone who makes a comment on my blog, at the end of every month we put your names in a hat. At the end of this month one lucky winner will win a free copy of my debut crime thriller Food of Ghosts! Look forward to hearing from you!
ps: I forgot to say the winner for leaving a comment for last month is John Gray. I’ve emailed John already and as soon as he sends me his postal address I’ll send him his signed copy of Food of Ghosts 🙂 Well done, John!