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When I published my Shetland debut novel 'The AdderStane' in 2017, I decided to put a copy of it in the Fetlar ferry terminal for folks to read while they waited for the ferry. At the front of the book I wrote a note, mentioning that the book should not be taken from the ferry terminal, and that if it was, a curse be on the person who stole it! (tongue in cheek of course). It sat there for months, (apparently it was taken and brought back three times) until one day I was told that the book had gone for good. Well, I figured it would eventually disappear! Oh well, I thought, I hope they enjoy it. A few months later, I received an email, a man told me he had picked up the book without reading my note inside, thinking it was a book someone had left, as travellers often do, and that he was happy to pay me for it (apologies etc). I received payment, and I thought that was the last I'd hear of him, as book reviews seem to be few and far between these days. Three more months passed, and then he emailed saying how much he enjoyed the book, (he had visited Fetlar in May 2018) and left me a stunning review. It also turned out he is an artistic director of a theatre, and reads many books, so I felt his review had some clout! Needless to say, I was right chuffed, and we now keep in touch. Read the review here.
Guest posted a topic in TV, Film, Arts and LiteratureAre you an author who would like to read extracts of your own work to an audience? All you need is courage, and a PC or MAC. AltspaceVR have authorised me to mentor authors in using a new social media platform - this is a new frontier - and it crosses platforms of 2d and Virtual Reality. Message me if you want to know more. It's free to host events in AltspaceVR - this doesn't have to be book reading events - you can have private rooms there too, or host other events. David John Griffin will be giving a talk and readings from his three books: 'The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb', 'Infinite Rooms' and 'Two Dogs At The One Dog Inn And Other Stories' on May 10th - 8-9pm BST - so come along if you like live storytelling. Here's the link to his event - RSVP HERE I'm reading extracts from 'The AdderStane' on the 28th April 9-10pm BST. RSVP - HERE I'm hoping to bring a new author to the stage every month - so message me before all the time slots disappear. Here's my Facebook page that promotes authors as well as publishing my own work. HERE Take a sneak peek of my pre-event room - I made a quick 5 minute video to show folks what a room in AltspaceVR looks like and what is possible for this platform - HERE
Come join me on AltspaceVR! A virtual reality social platform. On Tuesday February 27th, 8pm-8.40pm I will be reading extracts from my debut novel 'The AdderStane' - a spooky, supernatural tale. Half price ebook discount available on the night plus a virtual flight from Sumburgh Airport to the island of Fetlar - the home of 'The AdderStane'. You don't need to have a VR headset - you can access AltspaceVR from your mobile phone or computer. Visit the site HERE
Hi Shetland folks and further afield. Just promoting my debut novel 'The AdderStane' - it's based on the island of Fetlar; a juicy tale of prophecy, gossip, mystery and time shifts ... 237 "Something is unearthed that should have stayed buried... When a retired schoolteacher visits the remote island of Fetlar in the Shetland Islands, she becomes obsessed with the story of a local man who went missing in 1965. While the island is plagued with strange events, she uncovers more than she bargained for. What is the true meaning of The AdderStane Prophecy? Who are the Papar, and why are they linked to Fetlar?" Amazon