On Saturday the 2nd of March, I’ll be appearing as part of a panel of self-published authors led by Debbie Young of the Alliance of Independent Authors. This in turn is part of the 2019 Writing and Publishing Weekend, organised as part of Portsmouth BookFest.
The Publishing Weekend sounds like an absolutely fantastic event, and I’ll be sticking around for the whole thing even though I only have to be there for an hour on Saturday afternoon. There seem to be a lot of great people involved, most notably:
- Prominent local author Wendy Metcalfe.
- Fellow Unbound author Suzie Wilde.
- Guardian Masterclass tutor Scott Pack.
Scott Pack is also the Unbound editor who initially took an interest in Ten Little Astronauts and, more recently, provided the structural edit.
If you’d like to attend the Publishing Weekend, tickets are £30 for either day or £50 for both. This compares very favourably with the Winchester Writers’ Festival (which runs to hundreds of pounds but admittedly is a larger three-day event). You can order online here, though do make sure that you’re booking for the Writing and Publishing Weekend specifically – that page offers tickets for everything going as part of BookFest 2019. More details about the Publishing Weekend can be found on this page in particular, including directions to the venue and the full programme for both days.
I hope to see you there! If you are planning to go, please do let me know in the comments below – you can leave one without having an account or even providing an email address. I’m just that chill.