Credit: Olga Wojtas
What a wonderful evening – thank you so much to all who came out to celebrate Flesh of the Peach last night at Blackwell’s South Bridge, and a huge thanks to Roanna for introducing Jenny Brown and myself, and for organising – and all the staff who helped out! Thanks as always to Jenny for her hard work and for chairing.
Credit: Olga Wojtas
There was a write up of the evening by Love Books Group. Check it out.
More news – I will be on BBC Radio Scotland on the Janice Forsyth Show hosted by Edi Stark TODAY from 2.44pm, and after me 404 Ink (makers of Nasty Women and general all-round excellent women themselves). Listen live online here, and find the archive if you miss it.
Edinburgh and Edinburgh-adjacent folk (and anyone further afield who would like to come to this): Flesh of the Peach is getting its launch TONIGHT at Blackwell’s South Bridge, starting from 6.30pm. Jenny Brown will be chairing the event. There will be free wine and sweet things, and tickets are utterly free. I’ll be talking about the book itself, my journey across the US, and all sorts on the writing and publishing processes, and of course signing books. I would love it if lots of you could come.
Here’s the link to book (free!) tickets, or just simply rock up at 6ish. Say hello!
Just a moment ago, my copies of Flesh of the Peach arrived, bringing with them a sleety snowfall against the windows.
I’m overwhelmed by how pretty this thing is. the cover is scuffed, doodle-y, but that’s all part of the book itself. Ah! You could, if you were so inclined, pre-order the book directly from Freight right now. The launch will take place on the 25th of April, at Blackwell’s Bookshop on South Bridge in Edinburgh (I will be making up a Facebook invitation nearer the time) at which there will be wine and possibly snacks (and definitely both at the afterparty).
I’m in the process of arranging readings for the book elsewhere, and have some big ones to announce (again, a little nearer their dates). Copies of the novel are going out for review. You can add the book to your Goodreads TBR.
If you’d like to hear me read anywhere, and have suggestions, please get in touch. I’m about on Twitter, trying not to let my heart fly out of my chest.
Yesterday was the launch of On the Edges of Vision at Waterstones Argyle Street in Glasgow. Kirsty Logan (author among other excellent works the brand new A Portable Shelter )was an excellent interviewer, with thoughtful and probing questions on the influence of Scotland on my writing, on monsters, flash fiction- and trash telly. I’d like to thank her, everyone who came along, and of course huge huge thanks to Caron and the rest of the staff at Waterstones for ensuring that everything ran so smoothly. What an absolute delight of an evening!
My book in some pretty great company on the first floor – if you are stopping by the Waterstones in Argyle Street, why not pop in and say hallo!
[All photo credits go to D, who also took the pictures at Story Shop]