My first Waterstones talk! I’ll be discussing Days of Wonder and the process of researching a book about a rare illness – and how to turn that research into an uplifting novel. Tickets are £3 and you can call 01935 479832 or book them at the store.
8 May 2019: Foyles Bristol, 7pm, with Chris Brookmyre
At this really special event, best-selling crime writer Chris Brookmyre and I will be discussing the role of families in our (very different) novels. More details soon!
I have spoken about my novels at the Cheltenham, Guildford, Hexham, Chipping Norton and Harrogate literary festivals, as well as the Dubai Literary festival (with Jon Ronson) and the Celsius 232 festival in Avilés, Spain. I’ve talked at Camp Bestival, 5X15 in Bristol, Jewish Book Week, Brazil ComicCon and the Curious Arts Festival.
I have been invited to talk about A Boy Made of Blocks at the National Autism Society Technology conference, the NSPCC annual conference, the NHS Psychtech conference, and at Microsoft Brussels.
Bookshop and school talks
I have discussed my novels and the writing process at various bookshops including the Malvern Co-Operative book store, Max Minvera’s in Bristol, Rossiter in Ross-on-Wye, Wallingford bookshop and Hunting Raven in Frome. I have also spoken at schools including Springfields Academy in Calne, Marchants’ Academy in Bristol, Clevedon school and Oakfield Academy in Frome, at the Salisbury Writer’s Club, and at Warminster and Corsham libraries.
Video game festivals
I have talked and presented at dozens of video game events including EGX, Gamescom in Germany, Pocket Gamer Connects in Helsinki, the Yorkshire Games Festival, Nottingham GameCity and the London Games Festival. I have also spoken about games and writing at Bafta and Leeds University.