Meet Me at Fair Oak Library

Since the launch of Ten Little Astronauts by Unbound (in fact, more or less since it was first accepted), I’ve been planning to turn up at various places and talk about it. From the very beginning Fair Oak Library was more or less guaranteed to be the first, though in the end wasn’t because Charlotte Comley got in there really quick and invited me to a meeting of The Writers at Lovedean.

Library Poster

Fair Oak Library may be small – as you might expect for a village whose biggest landmark is a tree – but it’s special to me because I still remember going there for storytime when I was considerably smaller. It was the source of an awful lot of the books I enjoyed as a child, as well as the copy of The Well of Lost Plots I read in the run-up to the first Winchester Writers’ Festival that I attended, where the keynote speaker was Jasper Fforde.

If you’d like to drop in and say hi on Saturday, I’ll be there all morning: from 9:30 when the library opens until 1pm when it closes. I’ll have with me all my current books, plus a necklace of the sort I’m offering for a select few supporters of Ten Little Astronauts. I’m not sure how many people reading this will be in a position to just pop in, but if you’re not too far away then you might like a visit: the village is very pleasant, as are Stoke Park Woods just to the West of it. And if it sweetens the deal at all, the library itself is one of the area’s few PokeStops.

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3 comments

  1. Kim A Howard

    Reblogged this on Kim A Howard and commented:
    This is a great opportunity to meet a brilliant young writer. Unfortunately I’m otherwise engaged this Saturday morning so I hope some of you will be able to support both Damon and a smashing local library.

    • Damon L. Wakes

      Yeah, it would be a bit of a hike. And a bit of that hike would be very, very wet. 😦

      Still, it’s set to be an interesting day. I’ll definitely post (or at least tweet) something about it afterwards.

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