Never Say Sorry For Being Nice

Have I told you about writers? Needly, anxious, insecure, badly paid, desperate to be informed that they’re wonderful – writers make actors look almost normal, and I say this as someone who has spent far too much time in contact with both. Alone at their keyboards, writers spend a significant amount of their time pining for the moment someone will turn round and exclaim ‘yes, you are THE BEST and I LOVE your books’ and when it happens they’ll turn bright red and mumble something about how you’re too kind and it’ll be catastrophically awkward and everyone will be sorta …

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Super Relaxed Fantasy Club 2017

I’m gonna be reading and chilling at the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club on the evening September 25th at Blackfriars, along with the excellent RJ Barker and Gavin Smith.  Come and join us for a lovely evening of chilling, chatting and merriment! https://en-gb.facebook.com/groups/srfclondon/permalink/817567898423419/

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Encounters 2017

Scotland!  I’m coming to say hello! Specifically, I’m gonna come rootle around in Motherwell on Tuesday October 24th.  Details are here: Encounters Motherwell, Newarthill and New Stevenston Come drop in for a knatter!

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Adam Roberts & Claire North – Holborn

On August 24th, I will be grilling – grilling I tell you, the legendary and impossible Adam Roberts about his latest book, The Real Town Murders, at Holborn Blackwells in the centre of London. Adam is, I think we can all agree, a weird weird man.  It’s just not right – just not plausible that someone can be that talented and energetic.  As well as turning out insufferably brilliant literature at a fairly relentless novel a year, he’s also a Professor of English Literature at Royal Holloway, and reads more books – and then has goddamn intelligent damn thoughts about …

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Nine World, August 6th

Nine Worlds! London! Hammersmith! Sunday August 6th! 10 a.m.! I’m doing this: https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/nineworlds/en/2017/schedule/552/Limits+of+Horror%3A+When+Does+Thriller+Become+Horror%3F Come play and say hello!

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