Read Regional Launch 2011

Well, I’ve just got back from the Read Regional launch at Hexham Book Festival. For those who don’t know, Read Regional is an annual campaign to promote North East authors to readers across the region – and this year, I am one of those authors, which is very exciting. For me, things will mostly revolve around Dry Season, because that’s the paperback that is currently available, but it will also mean some promotion for Dark Horizons which comes out in the next few weeks.

The campaign is run by New Writing North, which does a fantastic job of promoting and supporting authors in this area, so this is me saying a big ‘thank you’ for all their hard work. Claire and Liv and the others over at NWN work tirelesly for their writers and thoroughly deserve the recent shortlisting for The Bookseller Industry Awards 2011 in the Library Innovation of the Year category. So, if you’re reading this, thanks for everything and good luck with the award.

The event today was an introduction to this year’s writers (check out the website to find out more) and there’ll be a series of other events to follow. I’m booked into a few libraries over the next few months –

Tues 10th May Robinson-Gay Gallery, Hexham 1pm

Tues June 15th Hartlepool Central Library 6pm

Tues 28th June Morpeth Library 7:30pm

Thurs 21st July North Tyneside Central Library 7pm

Thurs 13th October Houghton Library 2pm

Hopefully I’ll see a few people there and if any of the details change or there are any new ones to add, I’ll post everything here.

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