11th November 2017 – talked books with some terrific authors at the Eastbourne Book Festival at the Underground Theatre.
On a busy Saturday afternoon, local authors, editors and illustrators gathered to display their wares and talk books. With so many authors giving readings and talks, they were split into two separate rooms. I was in the local library upstairs, on the second floor in a comfortable room. I was surprised so many people found me as it’s out of the way, but they listened attentively and asked questions at the end. Unfortunately, due to the location, I’m not certain many of them returned to the main festival.
While I never anticipated selling many books, I covered my costs, had the chance to catch up with a few authors I knew, and met some I didn’t.