At Appledore Book Festival

3228146

What a lovely experience…everyone came and sat down, the place was full, they laughed at my jokes, they listened, they bought my books. Lots of them. Books, I mean. The people. I even signed some with Christmas salutations.  At one point while standing on stage, recounting a particularly nasty moment in the round the world saga which my book Bonnes Vacances describes – I thought to myself

“This is the point of it all. This is what I dreamed of when we were doing the voyage. That we would all get back OK and I would manage to get a book published, and manage to write it. And then a year later I would go to North Devon and appear at the Appledore Book Festival, and give a talk about it, and everyone would laugh.”

It was a sort of out-of-body experience. And it was just SO lovely. Actually to meet people who want to read your book. It validates everything.

5282806

This is me in the Writer’s Yurt at Appledore. Yurts are crucial. Yurts are now as vital to a self-respecting Book Festival as signing books. Can I alert all writers and indeed audiences to this lovely festival? Happens every year.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: