Best Witch Party

The Best of British Fantasy 2019 (NewCon Press) is now available, and there’s a launch event coming up for celebration purposes. It’ll be a great excuse to pick up a copy of the book and get lots of writers to sign it, and I hear a rumour that there will be free drinks and nibbles there too.

Here are the details:

Best of British Fantasy Launch Party

Saturday 1 June, from 1pm

The Star of Kings, near Kings Cross, London 

I wish I could attend and get my copy signed by lots of other brilliant writers in the book, but I’m afraid I won’t be there. I am planning to get to Edge-Lit in Derby in July, though. I should be talking and reading at a Shadow Booth event with Tim Major and Dan Coxon at 2pm, and I’m really looking forward to that.

I’ve just noticed – an article I wrote for the Best of British Fantasy website is available to read. I wanted to write about a fantasy novel that had a huge impact on me as a child – Eva Ibbotson’s Which Witch? I’ve still got my original copy and when I came to write the article I opened the first page to discover I had written, ‘This is one of my favourite books. If you have borrowed it from me please treat it with care and respect.’

It sounds like the child-version of me, but I’m surprised I even considered lending it to anyone. That’s how much I loved it.

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