A Date for Your Diary – Off The Shelf Festival of Words

I’m really excited to be appearing at a special Readers’ Afternoon at Off The Shelf Festival of Words in Sheffield in a few weeks (there’ll be all sorts of writing goodness, and a panel too).

As you’ll probably have noticed, I’ve not done very many appearances to do with actual books of mine of late so it’s something I’m really looking forward to – especially given who I’m on there with – the other authors I’ll be there with are brilliant. It’s also a chance for me to show off A Book of Beautiful Trees nearly a month before it’s published * with copies available courtesy of the brilliant Rhyme & Reason.

The event’s on October 17th, 1:30pm and it’s at the Quaker Meeting House in Sheffield. Tickets are £7, £5 for concessions and I would LOVE to see you there.


Here’s the blurb:

“It’s All A Fiction – Readers’ Afternoon

Starts at 1:30PM
Ends at 4:30PM
Quaker Meeting House
10 St James Street
S1 2EW 

An afternoon of reading heaven for fiction lovers with the chance to meet six super authors as well as other people who love books and reading as much as you do. Authors taking part are Natasha Pulley with her historical fantasy debut The Watchmaker of Filgree StreetSimon Toyne with his original and compelling thriller Solomon Creed, Stevan Alcock with his unforgettable coming of age debut set in Leeds during the Yorkshire Ripper murders Blood Relatives, Virginia Macgregor with her beautiful engaging debut which looks at the treatment of the elderly What Milo Saw and Sheffield based writer Nik Perring with his unusual and captivating book Beautiful Trees.

Joining them will be Sheffield based, best-selling novelist Marina Lewycka. Her novels include A Short History of Tractors in UkranianVarious Pets Alive and Dead and We Are All Made of Glue.

The afternoon will also include fun quizzes, competitions and giveaways for everyone who attends.

Thanks to Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, Fourth Estate, Little Brown, Roast Books and Penguin Random House for their kind support.”



There is, as ever, so much I really should be talking about on here but the fear of an absolute whopper of a post is making things drop out in little chunks. A bit like a vending machine of fun-size goodies. That’s free. And about me. There’ll be more soon.


*Beautiful Trees is still only available to preorder from Roastbooks – to should be available everywhere else very, very soon.


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