Archive for October, 2012


Posted in Main photo by Tatiana Alisova on October 24th, 2012

Tatiana Alisova

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, it’s been pretty hectic, the book is well and truly out now. I’d like to say thanks to everyone who’s said nice things about it on Twitter. I’ve had some good reviews, I’ve done a fair few interviews, signings and had a great trip to SPX in Washington, all of which I’ve been posting about on Twitter. But there’s more to come, so here’s where’s to find me in the coming months…

Last week the book came out in France, so having already done a lovely little festival in Dieppe, this week I’m heading to the St.Malo festival, where I’ll be speaking slowly, and again wishing I’d paid more attention in Miss Payne’s French lessons. Posted here are some sample pages from the French version, published by Akileos. Then two weeks later I’ll be attending Comiket for the first time and the weekend after that it’s Thought Bubble, which I’ve been looking forward to for two years now, having had to miss it last year due to working on the book. I’m not on any panels at Thought Bubble, so in order not to feel left out, I agreed to this Book Trust event on the Monday. Then the following weekend it’s going to be a bit of a trip down memory lane at S.W.A.L.C. with quite a few of the original Deadline suspects available for drinks and sausage rolls etc. Really looking forward to that. So please come and see me at one or all of these events and I’ll happily paint a small picture in the front of your copy of ‘The Nao of Brown’.

Lastly I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Doug Wallace from Self Made Hero who’s been a massive and integral part of this whole experience. Sadly he’s leaving SMH. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with him, his expert guidance through this process has taught me plenty and I’m really sad to see him leave.

Cheers Doug.

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