On Saturday morning it was off to the Harbourside, where the Festival of Literature was putting on a day-long Book Bazaar. Many local small presses were taking part, including Tangent and Silverwood whose products I know well.
Our little corner of the event featured books by Wizard’s Tower, Kristell Ink and the North Bristol Writers group. The photo above (for which thanks to A A Abbott) shows me happily surrounded by lovely hardcover books. My thanks to Jo, Roz and Kevlin who have all taken a turn selling my books when I could not be there.
The event also included talks by authors and publishers. I particularly enjoyed Lucienne Boyce talking about how to research historical novels (complete with discussion of Samuel Pepys’ sanitary arrangements).
My final event in the Festival will be BristolCon Fringe tomorrow night, where the readers will be Joanne Hall and Jonathan L. Howard. It will be my first opportunity to hear some of Carter & Lovecraft, so I’m very much looking forward to it.