On 10th October I will be judging the Reading Writers‘ Autumn Fiction Challenge. This year, the theme is climate change. We’ve had some wonderful and varied submissions. Going to be hard to pick a winner…
On 10th December I will be giving a talk to the U3A group in Swaffham about climate change and in particular about water shortages, based on the research I did for Blue Gold.
Events already attended this year
On 14th March I attended the Marist Senior School careers fair, talking about my life as an author and economist.
On 6th May I did a reading at Margate Bookie. The festival ran for the whole bank holiday weekend with lots of cool events. See the full programme here.
On 10th May, the launch party for Rose Gold was held at Waterstones Piccadilly.
The official launch party for Blue Gold took place on 11th May 2017 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 did a lunchtime talk to the girls at the Marist Senior School on my career as an economist and writer as well as climate change and my debut cli-fi novel. That was a lot to pack into a half-hour session!
I attended the Sunningdale Christmas Market along with four other local authors, signing books. We represented a range of genres: picture books, rom-com, historical, cli-fi and more!