Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Morden Tower Launch Party for The Intimates










Thursday, 17 March 2011

Eight days until my first novel is released...



Starting to gear up now for the final stretch before my first novel is released, and experiencing a real mixture of feelings, some excitement but a huge amount of anxiety and real fear too. I'm starting to do my first interviews for it now, including prerecording one for BBC Newcastle on Jonathan Miles' Midmorning Show tomorrow. It's been a long time coming, and will feel strange when the date finally comes.

I've been fortunate enough to be offered the use of Morden Tower, Newcastle for the launch party of the book on Thursday 25th March. It's a great venue which has seen readings from the likes of Seamus Heaney and Allen Ginsberg between its walls. In fitting with the theme of the novel my publishers have decided on the optional theme of 'decadence' for the night, which should mean the photos are slightly different from when Mr Ginsberg made an appearance...


Am also appearing the day after with Matthew Crow, Andy Kirby and Legend Press MD Tom Chalmers at York Writing Festival, making an appearance on the New Authors Panel. Mr Crow and I will be joining up again on the 2nd April for a joint signing at Waterstones Newcastle, and on 16th April at Waterstones Gateshead. Our publishers clearly see us as some sort of double act. I like to think of us as...


But suspect we are more...