Books by the Beach – the full line-up is out

We’re fast approaching the release of Juliet and Romeo, my revisionary version of the familiar tale from Shakespeare and earlier writers due out in May from the Dome Press. But as I’ve hinted here earlier there will be a sneak preview and a chance to buy the book before everyone else.

On Thursday April 12 I’ll be speaking and reading from it as part of the fantastic Books by the Beach Festival in Scarborough. Anyone who’s followed the growth of Books by the Beach to become one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting festivals will know to expect the unexpected. This is certainly that.

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See you at Goldsboro Books on June 29

I’ll be one of many writers heading for London at the end of this month for the annual Crime in the Court at that fantastic book store Goldsboro, just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square.

It’s been a real pleasure to see the way Goldsboro has grown over the years, a testament to its hardworking founders who prove week in and week out that there’s lots of room for independents, in bookselling and publishing, in the world. Crime in the Court is one of the highlights of the summer author events in London, a casual, friendly way for writers and readers to meet up over a glass of wine and, hopefully, some fine summer weather. Fittingly this year’s event takes part in Independent Booksellers Week.

It starts at six in the evening and runs until nine. A ticket costs £5 which you can set against a book purchase. Much signing will take place (along with much wine). Reserve your place here.

Hope to catch you there!

Deal Noir, March 25… an update

I’ll be on stage at Deal Noir in Kent on Saturday, March 25. This will be for a panel about British writers who use foreign settings. The panel will be moderated by Andy Lawrence and I’ll be joined by fellow authors Barbara Nadel, Quentin Bates, and Daniel Pembrey.

With any luck we’ll have advance copies of the next Pieter Vos book, Sleep Baby Sleep, available at the event though it’s not due for release until June 1. If you can make it to the lovely seaside town of Deal hope to see you there.