I’ll Be At The MEDWAY LITERARY FESTIVAL Thursday 8th June

Sunyi Dean and Mark Stay
AUTHORS TALK: 7pm-9pm.
Chatham Library and Community Hub, Dock Rd, Chatham ME4 4TX

Fantasy authors, Sunyi Dean whose Sunday Times bestseller ‘The Book Eaters’ is a unique take on the vampire myth, and Mark Stay (The Witches of Woodvile series), whose film ‘Robot Overlords’ starred Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley and is available on Amazon Prime, will be in conversation with Sam Hall.

Sunyi Dean is a biracial fantasy author who was born in Texas, grew up in Hong Kong, and now resides in the UK. She writes speculative fiction with a weird slant.

Mark Stay is a novelist and screenwriter. His Witches of Woodville series is published by Simon & Schuster, and his new film Unwelcome premiered at the Sitges Festival recently, and was released by Warner Bros. in 2023.

Free, book with Medway Libraries in person, phone 01634 337799, or via your SPYDUS account.
Chatham Library is fully accessible.
Nearest bus stop: Chatham Bus Station

My Conversation with Dave McKean

Back in January I was lucky enough to be asked to interview Dave McKean for an event at Waterstones, Canterbury. He gave an amazing talk on his career working as an artist in comics, film, theatre, music and more. It was filmed by the folk at Waterstones and you can watch it here…

I’ll be at the London Book Fair in April…

On Wednesday 19th April from 5:00-6:00, I’ll be on this panel giving advice on what authors should do across various digital platforms to best represent themselves.

Byte the Book’s Justine Solomons will chair this discussion and she’ll be joined by Bookswarm’s Simon Appleby, Marketing Mentor and Confidence and Mindset Coach Kelly Weekes and Writer and me! The discussion will be followed by drinks and a facilitated networking. You’ll find more details here.

I’ll be at the MDC Comic Con, Birchington, May 21st

I’ll be signing in the Authors’ Corner all day with the wonderful Kit Cox, FMA Dixon and Tom Gaskin. If it’s like the old Herne Bay Sci-Fi by the Sea (same organisers!) it promises to be a wonderful day out for all the family! I’m particularly excited as one of the guests is Paul Warren, who played Mr Sniff, one of the Redcaps in Unwelcome! It’ll be great to finally meet him. Grab your tickets here.

I’ll be at the MCM Comic Con, London, Saturday 27th May, 2023

I’ll be popping up on a couple of panels and signing books at the MCM Comic Con on Saturday 27th May. More details to follow, but it’s a fab day out and you can grab tickets here.

In Conversation with Caimh McDonnell at Blackwells, Manchester

Tuesday, 30th March, 2023 — 6:30-8pm

Blackwell’s Bookshop 146 Oxford Road Manchester M13 9GP

I’ll be chatting with that man again, the wonderful Caimh McDonnell about The Witches of Woodville books and the film Unwelcome. Despite what Stephen Hawking might have told you, space and time are limited, so grab your tickets by clicking here.


Tuesday 7th February 2023, 7pm
Waterstones, Trafalgar Square

I’ll be moderating what promises to be an amazing evening of conversation with two of my favourite authors, Caimh McDonnell and Ben Aaronovitch!

They’ll be discussing their recent releases Amongst Our Weapons and Love Will Tear Us Apart.

Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch is the hugely entertaining new novel in the bestselling Rivers of London series, which details the adventures of Peter Grant. In addition to his successful series of urban fantasy novels, Ben is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC’s legendary Doctor Who.

Love Will Tear Us Apart is the much-anticipated third instalment in The Stranger Times series from C.K. McDonnell, which combines his distinctive dark wit with his love of the weird and wonderful. C.K. McDonnell is a former stand-up comedian and TV writer, who has performed all round the world and has been nominated for a Kid’s TV BAFTA.

Tickets are bound to go fast, so grab yours here!

The Little Green Bookshop, Herne Bay, Sunday 4th December: 2pm – 4pm

I’ll be signing books at the The Little Green Bookshop’s special Christmas Shopping Day. I’ll be joined by some amazing authors, including Malcolm Dixon, Lucy Strange and Julie Wassmer, which means there’s something for everyone and you can sort your Christmas shopping in one go, and enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine in the process! Hope to see you there…

MCM Comic Con, Saturday 29th October

I’ll be at the MCM Comic Con in London on Saturday 29th October. First, I’m moderating a panel on Worldbuilding with these wonderful authors…


Then I’ll be signing books with them at the Forbidden Planet stand! If you’re there, do please come and say hello!


The Bestseller Experiment Live Show

Wednesday 31st August, 6:30pm at Waterstones, Canterbury

The UK’s favourite podcast for writers celebrates 400 episodes with a special live show at Waterstones, Canterbury. 

Join me and a panel of amazing writers including Rowan Coleman, Pernille Hughes, Nadine Matheson and Julie Wassmer. 

After six years and 400 episodes, we’ll be asking if writing is a job for life. In these uncertain times, can an author really earn a living from just their writing?

Our authors share their experiences of being an author in an ever-changing world. 

Oh, and this is a celebration! There will be wine, cake, a chance to meet the authors, a book signing and plenty of surprises. 

Join us in person at Waterstones, Canterbury. Tickets are £5 (free for students) and redeemable against a book purchase on the night.

Or join us on the Youtube live stream here.