A second wind for The Living Library

About a year ago, I thought I had given my final live reading from The Living Library. What a journey it had been: 2 years of working on a personal project, in between writing, researching and training full time was an ordeal. What started as a simple ‘might be nice to do this’ activity after … Continue reading A second wind for The Living Library

3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

At Hudderfield Library last Saturday, we celebrated World Book Night two days early and during the day. Here's an edited version of my reading, taken from The Living Library: If you think back to when you went to the library as children, you’d be forgiven for thinking that libraries have changed beyond recognition. The buildings … Continue reading 3 Unwritten Rules I Think You Should Know About Using Your Library (It Wasn’t Like This In My Day)

World Book Night reading

In less than 3 weeks, I'll be reading from The Living Library, a work in progress. The fabulous bods at Huddersfield Library are busy promoting the event with this lovely poster.   And guess who's going to be there......Michael Stewart, author of the award-winning King Crow, also reading from his book. I'll be giving away … Continue reading World Book Night reading

The Living Library gets its first airing

Yesterday, I learned three secret ingredients to a good book reading: 1. Free tea and coffee 2. Free biscuits 3. A warm room You simply cannot go wrong if your audience is fed, watered and warm. It makes them a captive audience, and there is nothing sweeter for a writer than reading to a captive … Continue reading The Living Library gets its first airing