Yesterday, at Whitley Bay Library, as part of the debut Pure Fiction event, I had the absolute pleasure of reading from Kindred Spirits: Tower of London in front of an audience for the first time. It was terrifying, it was nerve-wracking, but it was also simply amazing. We’re never 100% sure of how things go, being the deliverer, rather than the, well, deliveree, but I have to say, it seemed to go well enough.
It was great to read the opening chapter, get to defend Richard, and generally chat about my writing with Elaine, and also to hear Sandy and Kitty’s tales. So great to listen to other people, get tips on reading style, and get to know what people thought about Kindred Spirits. As well as reading from the opening of Kindred Spirits: Tower of London, I tried out one of my short stories, where I’ve been exploring other bits of the Kindred Spirits world, meeting new ghosts, and telling of their adventures.
I’m sure there’ll be photos to follow shortly, and I will be sure to spread those about!
For now though, thank you to everyone who came – this public reading malarkey can be pretty addictive, so hopefully there’ll be more to come…