June 4, 2010
Don’t forget that I’m reading at Hay Festival this Sunday, 6th June. It’s part of an event based around ‘coming of age’ novels, so I’ll be reading with Stephen May, author of Tag (Cinnamon Press), and Elaine Walker, author of The Horses (Cinnamon Press), and answering some questions from Jan Fortune-Wood, who is editor at Cinnamon Press.
It starts at 11am in the Welsh Literature marquee on the main festival site, and best of all, it’s free entry. See you there!
April 29, 2010
I am delighted to post that I’m reading at the Hay festival this year, on Sunday 6th June. It’s part of an event based around ‘coming of age’ novels, and I’ll be reading with Stephen May, author of Tag (Cinnamon Press), and Elaine Walker, author of The Horses (Cinnamon Press).
It starts at 11am in the Welsh Literature marquee on the main festival site, and best of all, it’s free entry. I hope to see you there!
July 8, 2008
A few pictures from Hay. Excuse the mud!
June 8, 2008
I got back from Hay about a week ago, but it’s taken me this long to put anything up, so apologies for that. Hay was amazing, in the true and proper sense of the word. It was odd, and somehow rather wondrous to be treated like a VIP, if only for one day. Me, Kate, Mike and the Cinnamon team were assigned a PA/guide who was lovely and looked after us, escorting us to the stage and then on to sign books in the main tent. I think the reading was OK – the venue wasn’t full, which was disappointing, but there was a great crowd and there were laughs and gasps. That was great for me, because at my launch I couldn’t really hear the audience’s reaction. I also had lots of interesting questions posed at the reading, and I loved being able to discuss my work with the audience. I then went for a massive celebratory lunch of steak (steak! I know!) and felt thoroughly sick on the way home.
Oh, and note to self: don’t wear a rara dress in the wind.
I will put up pictures from Hay as soon as I have them. Unfortunately I put a bit of a ban on any flash pictures as the venue was so dark it was distracting (as it was, I could barely see to read!), so some are quite blurry.
Thanks to all who came for such a marvellous day!
May 6, 2008
Firstly, I’m really sorry to those of you who read this blog avidly (you may be few, but you mean a lot to me). The site has been down for the past week or so, no thanks to my evil ex-webhost. We are no longer on speaking terms and it was a bad break-up. But it’s good to be back online.
So anyway, the launch! I think it went quite well – I was thrilled with the amount of people who turned up, and the good reaction to the book. It was pretty weird sitting up on stage and signing copies of my book. I was doubly pleased as my publisher announced that she is also taking on my novella, which is due out next year. Obviously, I have been doing one-handed cartwheels across the living room ever since. I do have some more launch photos which I will put up very soon, so keep them peeled.
Hay tickets are now available from http://www.hayfestival.com/p-110-cinnamon-press-presents-.aspx and it’d be lovely to see you there. Tickets are a mini £5 so please come and support Dinner Time, as well as Kate North and Mike Jenkins’ novel and novella respectively.