At the end of October, me, Sarah and our friend, Louise, got tickets to a talk and signing with Markus Zusak at Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester. I was so excited because I adore The Book Thief and definitely see it as one of my favourite books. After a long 13 year wait (something he kept bringing up himself!) for his next book, it’s finally here! The event and signing was to celebrate his new novel, Bridge of Clay, which I’m currently reading. Continue reading
Yesterday, I had the chance to go to an event at Manchester Waterstones all about the BAME anthology, A Change is Gonna Come. If you follow our blog here or over on Twitter you will have most likely seen that we read this for our read-along two weeks ago (if not, how on earth have you missed it?) Five of the twelve authors were speaking at the event, four of which are new voices and their story in this anthology is their first published work! This made for such interesting conversations and also made it feel more relatable in many ways. The authors on the panel were Tanya Byrne, Yasmin Rahman, Phoebe Roy, Mary Bello and Aisha Bushby! Also, a big thanks to Charlie from Stripes Publishing who led the questions and was also really lovely to meet!
On the 4th of September i attended the Carrie Hope Fletcher All That She Can See signing in Manchester. I’ve been trying to attend a Carrie signing for a long time, as i’ve been quite a big fan of hers for a while and more recently (well, since she became an author), have completely fallen in love with her writing too.
On the 29th of June, Louise Pentland’s debut novel was released and quickly became number one on the best sellers list. She followed the release with a book event, going across the country to discuss her YouTube career and the process of writing her first novel. I was lucky enough to list to her speak at the Manchester event, and let me tell you, an event it was.
This is a collaboration post between Sarah, here at The Little Contemporary Corner and Gemma from Gems Curiosity Blog! We ended up going to the same event for Caraval by Stephanie Garber in Manchester last week, which meant obviously loads of book blogger chat and catching up (okay, we also went to Uni together so we had A LOT to catch up on). Here’s what we got up to at the event!
Last night i was lucky enough to attend The Worlds Collide event with Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo. These are two authors that i love immensely, so i felt very fortunate when i managed to snag a ticket to the very short U.K tour. Leigh was on the road to promote Cooked Kingdom, the second novel in her Six of Crows duology. As far as everyone was aware, Rainbow just joined on for the hell of it, spreading the joy of her five previous novels.
It’s not every day that you get to meet one of your favourite authors (okay, favourite human beings) but I was lucky enough to finally meet Mrs Giovanna Fletcher over the weekend. Giovanna is the author of three novels (Billy and Me, You’re the One That I Want & Dream A Little Dream) and also two novellas (Christmas with Billy and Me & Dream A Little Christmas Dream.) Luckily, she’s currently working on a fourth novel that I cannot wait to get stuck in to in the New Year!