…was a great success last Wednesday. It was a pleasure to meet and to listen to readings from a number of other local authors in the surroundings of the Ashton Levi coffee shop, Longbridge. Particular thanks to AA Abbott for putting the event together, and to our magnificent hosts, Heide Goody and Iain Grant. It was a great night, and hopefully it’ll prove to be the first of many similar literary-themed events at Ashton Levi. Already there’s talk of another Moody vs. Simmons head-to-head taking place there!
I’ll leave you with a picture of me in full flow reading from Straight to You. Photograph courtesy of Iain Grant. Click this link or the picture below for more photos.
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be taking part in this event in Longbridge, Birmingham on 9th July at 7:00pm. The venue is Ashton Levi Coffee (5 & 6 Longbridge Lane, Birmingham, B31 2AJ) and there’s a Facebook event you can join here.
You might have seen me posting about the Birmingham Readers’ Map on Facebook a while ago. It’s a great initiative from Pigeon Park Press, and you can see it below.
A number of local authors have contributed to the map with links to where their stories took place in and around the city. It’s fascinating to explore. It came as a huge surprise to me, for example, to find that the place where Tom Winter grew up in TRUST, is just a couple of streets away from where Cal in Clive Barker’s WEAVEWORLD visited a psychic investigator!
On 9th July I’ll be joining some of the other Birmingham-based authors for an evening of readings, and it would be great to see some of you there.