Looks like The Book Show at Luton on the 22nd that I mentioned in a previous post has been cancelled. Perhaps that £90 ticket price was a bit too hefty?
A better bet should be The Word festival at Astley Hall in Chorley, Lancashire this Saturday, 22nd September. Big draws include short story expert Clare Massey and Kerry Wilkinson, the guy who sold so many books on Amazon (250,000 downloads in six months) that he attracted a six-book deal from Macmillan. For many writers, that’s a dream come true, so I’ll be going along to mingle and network and also to find out the secret of his success – and report back for Fiction Feedback.
I think there are just one or two tickets left (at a reasonable £20, including lunch) if you want to join me.