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Upcoming Publishing Events

By Erin Evett and Sophie Dickinson

An Evening with Kelly Barker - Author of The Inner Temple

28 October, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Waterstones, Witney

Join local author, Kelly Barker, as she discusses her debut novel, The Inner Temple. It is a fantasy novel, which blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction. This event is perfect for the lead up to Halloween, with a vampire queen desperately trying to bring herself into the real world, but only if she destroys the writer who created her. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

Book Signing with Lisa Timoney

29 October, 11:00 a.m. Waterstones, Orpington

Local author, Lisa Timoney, will be in her local bookshop to talk about her debut novel, Her Daughter's Secret. It is a gripping drama filled with themes of family, mystery and secrets. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

Book signing with Francis Bourgeois

29 October, 1:00 p.m. Waterstones, London–Piccadilly

Don't miss out on this first come, first serve book signing with the train enthusiast and TikTok phenomenon, Francis Bourgeois. He will be signing copies of his new book, The Trainspotter's Notebook, where he will share his trainspotting adventures and reflecting on the people who make the railways what they are. Copies of the book will be available on the day for purchase. For more information, click here.

An Evening with Jay Kristoff at Hoxton Hall, London

31 October, 7:00 p.m.

Join this livestream on Halloween if you are feeling like a bit of spooky literature in the evening. Bestselling authors Jay Kristoff and Joe Abercrombie join forces for a promising night of conversation about their fantasy novels. Kristoff will be discussing his novel, Empire of the Vampire, which is the first book in his dark new fantasy saga. For its first anniversary, there will be an Illustrated Special Edition available, with illustrations from none other than Bon Orthwick. Abercrombie is known for The First Law trilogy and stand alones, such as The Heroes and Red County. His last novel, The Wisdom of Crowds, concluded The Age of Madness trilogy. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

In Conversation with Tom Daley

1 November, 6:30 p.m. Waterstones Manchester – Deansgate

Olympic diving champion Tom Daley joins Manchester Waterstones to discuss his new book, Made With Love. He’ll be chatting about his wonderfully accessible guide to knitting and crochet, in a mission to inspire the next generation of crafters. The talk will include an audience Q&A, and Tom Daley will be signing copies of the book afterwards. For more information and tickets, click here.

An evening with Olivie Blake and Travis Baldree at Waterstones Piccadilly

2 November, 6:30 p.m.

Join this livestream for an evening that will delve into the world of fantasy with the self-published author of the TikTok sensation The Atlas Six, Olivie Blake, will be discussing her new novel, The Atlas Paradox. She will be in discussion with Travis Baldree, who will be discussing his debut novel, Legends & Lattes. If you're a fan of the likes of TJ Klune and Katherine Addison, this event will be perfect for you as these authors discuss magic, ancient wisdom and themes of family and fresh starts. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

An evening with Chris Brookmyre

8 November, 7:00 p.m. Waterstones, Kirkcaldy

Join Chris Brookmyre for an evening where he will be discussing all of his crime novels, including A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away, the first of his novels in the Angelique De Xavier series. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

In conversation with Derek Owusu

8 November, 6:30 p.m. Waterstones Manchester – Deansgate

Poet and writer Derek Owusu joins Manchester Waterstones to discuss his latest work, Losing The Plot. This collection is driven by a deep seated desire to understand his mother’s life before his birth, and Owusu offers a powerful imagining of her journey. It is told through the eyes of both mother and son and is at one emotionally raw and very playful. Experimenting with form to piece together the immigrant experience and explore how the stories we share and tell ourselves are equally as important as those we don't.

Alan Lee in conversation with Brian Sibley at Waterstones Piccadilly

9 November, 6:30 p.m.

If you are a Tolkien fan, then don't miss out on this brilliant event! Award-winning author Alan Lee and editor Brian Sibley are coming together this evening to talk about the publication of Tolkien's The Fall of Númenor. It collects all of Tolkien's writings about The Second Age of Middle-Earth, which is the focus of the new Rings of Power series. For more information and ticket prices, click here.


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