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.

In Conversation with CAIMH MCDONNELL & BEN AARONOVITCH

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…

https://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/en-us/panels/panel-information.html?gtID=784734&panel-name=Worldbuilders-Imagination-From-The-Ground-Up

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

https://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/en-us/panels/panel-information.html?gtID=785136&panel-name=Author-Signing-Worldbuilders-Imagination-From-The-Ground-Up

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.

I’ll be at the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club – 9th August

If you’re anywhere near King’s Cross on the evening of Tuesday 9th August, I’ll be at the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (upstairs at the Star of Kings pub) moderating a panel on the highs and lows of self-publishing. I’ll be chatting to self-pub superstars Nicola May, Kate Johnson and Andrew Wallace. It’s always a lovely evening and newcomers are always welcome. Hope to see you there. More details on this FB event link.

Come and see two authors telling the unvarnished truth…

Join me “in conversation” with the very splendid F.M.A. Dixon, author of the delightful The Last House on Everywhere Street next Saturday 30th July at the Little Green Book Shop in Herne Bay.

Now, the more canny of you out there might be thinking; ‘Hang on, didn’t these two do an event at the Faversham Literary Festival at the beginning of the year?’ We did indeed, but a lot can happen in six months, and we’re going to compare our experiences of being published in 2022 and we won’t be holding back. 

We’ve promised to tell the truth about festivals, book launches, Covid, school events, imposter syndrome, horror movies, driving agents potty, hassling publishers, escalating paper costs, avoiding reading reviews, and all while trying to write our next books.

Come for the unvarnished truth, stay for the free wine and cake (all included in the ticket price!).

Tickets are £5 and redeemable if you buy one of our books, so we can’t say fairer than that (and did we mention the free wine and cake?”)

Click here to get your tickets, and we do recommend that you book ahead. The Little Green Book Shop is a wonderful venue, but the clue is in the name. It’s little, and twenty people is a crowd.

Waterstones, Westwood Cross Event Confirmed

Join me and the superb David Lee Stone for a signing at Waterstones, Westwood Cross, Thanet. If you love fantasy with a big heart and lots of laughs you’ll love David’s books. See you there! More details here.

Herne Bay Festival Event Confirmed

I’m going to be chatting with the wonderful FMA Dixon at the Little Green Bookshop as part of the Herne Bay Festival! Here are the details…

Join Herne Bay authors Malcolm Dixon and Mark Stay as they discuss writing fantastical stories set in the real world, writing for children and young adults, and what inspires them to write.

Click here for tickets

Mark Stay has 25 years of publishing under his belt and has written for TV and film. He is also co-presenter of the Bestseller Experiment podcast, which has inspired writers all over the world to finish and publish their books. His latest novel, The Ghost of Ivy Barn, is the third in The Witches of Woodville series.

Malcolm Dixon is the winner of the 2019 Acheven Prize for Young Adult Fiction. He will be discussing his prizewinning debut YA novel, The Little House on Everywhere Street.

This evening will include a Q&A and a book signing. Expect wine, snacks and plenty of bookish chat!

Tickets are £5, which is redeemable if you buy one of our books on the night! 

Click here to get yours. Space is limited!

The Ghost of Ivy Barn is here!

It’s finally here! The Ghost of Ivy Barn is now available wherever you get your books. There are all sorts of buy links here.

I’m launching the book tonight (Thursday 7th July) at Waterstones in Canterbury, so please come along if you’re in the area. We have cake!

Or, you can join us on Youtube! This will be interactive, so you can ask questions and there will some extra bonus material for you streamers (to make up for the lack of cake) . Just click on the screen below…

Today also sees the start of a wonderful blog tour from Random Reads..

The first reviews have been amazing!

The Book Lover’s Boudoir said: “I love Faye. She’s my kind of witch. This is a hugely entertaining mix of history and magic. I can’t wait to see what the witches get up to next.” Here’s the full review.

And the Witches of Whitby at the Enchanted Emporium said: “The witches didn’t think this series could get better, but they were wrong. This is the best book yet – full of humour, magic, betrayal and murder, with a slight inkling of romance between Faye and Bertie.” Here’s the full review.

My huge thanks to everyone who helped bring this book into life, and to all you readers who have ordered it. I really hope you enjoy it and do please leave a rating or review wherever possible. Happy reading!