It’s almost that time of year again when they let me out into the public…
Book Week Scotland is organised by the Scottish Book Trust and runs from the 23rd to the 29th of November and I’ll be appearing at four events that week, making up for the no other events I’ve done this year.
In East Lothian, I’ll be appearing in Haddington’s library on the Tuesday 24th at 11am (though I think this might be a closed-invite event), in Musselburgh library at 2pm on Wednesday 25th and Cockenzie House at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th. They’re all an easy drive from Edinburgh and are served by pretty good bus routes, I think.
These will be “In conversation with…” style events and I’ll be appearing with Len Wanner, author of Tartan Noir: The definitive guide to Scottish Crime Fiction (linky) and a very good friend of mine. Expect banter and humour akin to the better bits of my books. I doubt I’ll read from any books — that’s what the books are for.
Tickets are free (as in beer) and available here —
On the Thursday, I’ll be in Glasgow at the City of Glasgow College as the token self-published author where I’ll be talking digital publishing with Adrian Searle of Freight Publishing, Kyle MacRae of Blasted Heath and others. Again, free entry and details are here —
If I get my act together, I’ll even have some paperbacks to sell and sign. Happy to sign Kindles and so on, but I draw the line at most body parts.
Given I don’t have to do many events like these, contractually, this is one of the few opportunities you’ll get to see my ugly mug and speak to me. Always happy to tweet and email.
And yes, I’ve been very busy — some big news will be rolling along soon.