Friday, 24 January 2014

Book Post: Interviews And Big Days Out

There's an interview with li'l ole me over at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature blog, if you're interested in reading interviews with me. If not feel free to skip clicking on this link to the LitFest blog!.

Tellingly, my original answer to the question "What got you interested in writing?" was "I suppose it all started with reading, I’ve always been a voracious reader. But I gave up smoking in 2001 and had to find something publicly acceptable to do with my hands."

The LitFest team thought that was a tad controversial and omitted it from the final interview. That's okay with me, although I think it is possible to be a little too fastidious in these liberal days of ours. We all decide where we want to fight our battles and what we're comfortable with.

As we're talking about links to book stuff, I can't remember sharing this, although it's been up for a while now, but here's a piece on the Bubblecow blog about my journey to self publishing. It's a question I get asked quite a lot, one way or another. Bubblecow, BTW, is a leading British editorial consultancy and it was them what edited Shemlan - A Deadly Tragedy for me.

Another link in a post of links is to the Expatwoman Big Day Out, which takes place tomorrow from 10.30am at the Arabian Ranches Polo Club. I'll be there signing - and hopefully even selling - books so do feel free to drop by and say hello, hurl abuse or whatever floats your boat. I'll have paperbacks of Olives and Beirut, but sadly have now run out of my little store of Shemlan paperbacks and have to order more from CreateSpace. So far I haven't missed the pleasure of paying a print bill at all, thank you!

And, finally, here's a link to buy your very own paperback or ebook of Shemlan - A Deadly Tragedy. I mean, it wouldn't be a book post if I didn't end it with that, would it?
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