My official launch party took place on 11th May at Waterstones Piccadilly and I had a smaller version for local friends at Waterstones Windsor on 13th May. On 2nd June I did a book signing session at Waterstones, Drakes Circus Plymouth, from 11am onwards.
On Monday 10th July I attended the monthly book club at The Bakewell Book Shop, an excellent independent book store in a beautiful part of the country. We had a great discussion about my book and Julie Newman’s Beware The Cuckoo, also published by Urbane.
I did two talks in New York this summer to a gathering of clients at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and at Moore Capital. I explained why water shortages are getting worse, what it’s implications are and what might be done to mitigate the impact. I then described my journey from economist to author and gave some insights into the publication process.
I read from Blue Gold at Vanguard Readings’ on the 20th July, along with some other Urbane authors. These excellent monthly gatherings at the Pelican in Peckham – they are always enjoyable and nourishing. Third Thursday of (nearly) every month.
I will be talking to girls at the Marist Senior School, lunchtime on 1st November, on my career as an economist and writer as well as climate change and my debut cli-fi novel. That’s a lot to pack into a half-hour session! Parents of pupils at the school are welcome to come and listen.
I am taking part in the November meeting of the Riff-Raff, a fantastic monthly London book event run by the lovely Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards. Come along and say hi! 7pm on 9th November, at Effra Social just between Brixton and Herne Hill.
On 8-9th December I will be at the Sunningdale Christmas Market along with four other local authors, signing books. We’ll cover a range of genres: picture books, rom-com, historical, cli-fi and more! Come and find your perfect stocking filler. And there will be plenty of other gifts for sale at the market.