Nearing the end of our month of celebrations for the Arachneversary, our eighth anniversary, and a longer than average interview, with Liam Hogan. Liam talks about his collection Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed, and his prodigeous output, and his rejection rate! This was carried out over the phone, so we’ve added some footage from the book trailer and so on to add to the entertainment value, and finish up with a reading by Liam from Mechanical, one of the fantasy stories in HENG, that leans into steampunk, just a little, illustrated by Cherry Potts.
You can buy the book from our webshop, and if you are QUICK and get in before the end of August, you can get a discount – provided you use the code ARACHNEVERSARY at checkout.
Editor Cherry Potts talks about Devilskein and Dearlove a young adult novel by Alex Smith, which was nominated for the Carnegie Medal on 2015. Includes Q&A with the author, animated trailer by Nick Page and a couple of readings by actors Greg Page and Peter Noble.
You can buy Devilskein and Dearlove from our Webshop. Use the discount code ARACHNEVERSARY at the checkout throughout August.
Wolftalker is officially available from bookshops today, one day after author Ghillian Potts 85th Birthday. (Happy Birthday Ghil!)
We will be launching the book with a reading by Math Jones
at The Blackheath Bookshop
34 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0AX 6.30-8.30 15th June 2018
Bring your younger kinfolk!
For those of you who have been following the highs and lows of Brook’s adventures, this is just as dramatic as the previous books, with the added responsibility of an apprentice storyteller to keep an eye on.
Brook is sent by the storytellers to right a wrong, and in the process takes on an apprentice, Cricket.
Far more important to her is her ‘cousin’ Drinks-the-wind, a Wilder wolf. Together the three of them discover a plot that puts all their friends, and even the Overlord, in danger.
As a bonus, the first book in The Naming of Brook Storyteller trilogy, Brat, is available from Amazon as a kindle for free for the next couple of days.
will be launched with a reading from the book by Math Jones
at The Blackheath Bookshop
34 Tranquil Vale,
SE3 0AX 6.30-8.30 15th June 2018
Just turn up – but it would help to know that you are coming.
DUSK, the latest Solstice Shorts Festival anthology
We are doing a pre-launch event at the St John’s Festival at
St John’s Church 353 Bromley Road SE6 2RP (opposite Homebase)
with readings by Cherry Potts, Laila Sumpton, Michelle Penn and hopefully Katerina Watson on 20th June 12 noon
And then, the book is formallylaunchedon 21st June 7pm at Stephen Lawrence Gallery
10 Stockwell Street SE10 9BD
will be launched with a reading by Cathy
at Blackwell’s Manchester Metropolitan University
Nr Arthur Lewis Building,
The University of Manchester,
Manchester M13 9PL 6.30-8.30 28th June 2018
There will be free ticketing via eventbrite shortly, but get the date in your diary.
Part of our Women & SF/F event for Hither Green Festival.
Having discussed what we grew up reading, here’s a bit from one of Cherry’s early influences, her mum, Ghillian Potts. This is a section from Spellbinder, the middle book of the trilogy The Naming of Brook Storyteller.
The final installment, Wolftalker, is out on 7th June!
Cherry first read these books in her teens, and did a critique of them in her twenties, which was largely ignored!