On bank holiday Monday 25th May, the annual Otford Fete is back, and this year it's big! Always a fantastic day out with plenty to do and see, I'll be signing books and happy to chat about my upcoming books.
Sunday 22nd February promises to be a fun day out for the whole family, with The White Swan in Ash, Kent, hosting a farmers' market complete with pony rides, bouncy castles, face painting, all manner of produce, and me! I'll be there signing my books, so please come and say hello - the food is great here too, so why not stop for lunch?
On Saturday 26th July, I will be signing books at the Black Horse pub and restaurant in Bean, Kent. There will be other stalls too, so why not come along and say hello?
On the 20th of July, I will be at the Foal Farm summer festival, signing books and meeting people. It's on from 11am until 5pm and promises to be a fantastic day!
The Ryarsh village fete promises to be lots of fun on 28th June. There will be a hog roast, a beer tent with plenty of local real ales to sample, archery, traditional fairground games including a coconut shy, craft and food stalls, mega inflatables, and much, much more!
I will be there from 1pm until 5pm with my new children's book, The Book of Mandragore, so please come along and say hello. I will also be selling coffee and speciality teas, so indulge your passion for reading and caffeine in one go!
The Horton Kirby Christmas market on 1st December is ideal for anyone who likes to buy local - everything is home grown or home made, and everything is unique. The perfect place for those very special presents. I'll be there from 9am until 1pm signing copies of my books, including the newly released Fairy Lights!
See you there! Mention you saw the details on my blog, and receive a free gift...
Barton's Point Coastal Park is a wonderful outdoor activity centre on the Isle of Sheppey. There is so much to do here, including camping, boating, canoeing, and enjoying the beautiful scenery from the cafe where you can eat delicious home cooked meals. On 26th October, Barton's Point is hosting a Halloween Fun Day - this includes rides on the spooky steam train, scary stories read by an expert story teller, and... me! I'll be signing copies of my horror novels and short story collections throughout the day. I love local events (I live on the Isle of Sheppey, about 10 minutes from Barton's Point)!
Get ready for Halloween by coming along to the arts and craft market at the Crofton Halls in Orpington on 6th October. Lots to see and do, and I'll be there (of course!), signing and selling books. Free parking, free entry, food and drink and entertainment - it'll be great!
It's the annual Shoreham Heavy Horse Show (run by the Lions Club) on 1st September 2013. This is always a fantastic day out, with horses, classic vehicles, falconry displays, dog shows, and craft stalls from around the local area (and often beyond!).
I'll be there signing and selling my horror novel, Mother's Helper, and my two short story collections, Some Body's At The Door, and Over The Bridge. Come and say hello and have a chat - it really is a wonderful day out in a beautiful setting.
For more information about Shoreham itself, go here: http://www.shorehamvillage.co.uk/village/
And to find out more about the Heavy Horse Show, click here: http://www.lionsclub-sevenoaks.co.uk/page8.html
On Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December 2012, Sheerness Library will be hosting a Meet The Local Authors event. Writers from the Isle of Sheppey will be there to meet and greet readers, answer questions, and there will be plenty of opportunity to buy copies of their books.
I will be there from 10am to 12pm on 14th December, and I'd love to see you there!
The 2012 Promenade Festival on the Isle of Sheppey will run from Friday 21st September until Sunday 23rd September. There are lots of different events happening all over the island, and on 21st you will be able to find me - and my island writing group - in the Blue Town Heritage Centre from 11am.
We will be discussing our new book, A Roof Over Their Heads,reading passages from it, and selling and signing copies.
It'll be a great event, so come down and support the island and it's fascinating history.
I'm so excited to be able to say that I'll be at the Knockholt Carnival this year! Just take a look at their website - there is going to be so much to do and see! It's on Saturday 7th July and it runs from midday (although it's best to get there early - this is a very popular event!). Entry £1.
Come and visit the ArtMart Festival of Folkestone on 15th June and say hello! I'll be signing copies of Mother's Helper, Some Body's At The Door, and other anthology stories! Special ArtMart prices!
On Saturday 25th February 2012 I will be signing copies of Mother's Helper and Some Body's At The Door in the Macabre Market during the Frighten Brighton Festival. I'll in good company down in the Haunted Basement of the Rock Inn with Doll Doll Dolly, N. J. Hallard, Hemlock Books and many more!
Come along and say hello - there will be special festival prices and screenings of some fantastic films, such as The Gore Gore Girls, and Re-Animator! More information can be found here...
On Monday 30th January 2012, my writing group and I will be talking about our upcoming project, A Roof Over Their Heads (http://www.aroofovertheirheads.blogspot.com) on Daniel Nash's Monday Night Community Programme.
Listen live or download the podcast!