Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Where It's At – Witchsign

The first book of the new series is nearly here and we're kicking things off in style at Waterstones Covent Garden, London. Come along from 6:30pm until 8:00pm on Friday 25th May and get yourself a signed copy. I'll be doing a brief Q&A with Vicky Leech, editor at Harper Voyager. There may well be drinks after. There may well be drinks during. I may start drinking before. Who knows?

Following that I'll be at Forbidden Planet Southampton on Saturday 26th May at 13:00 (quite possibly hungover from the night before) where I'll read and be happy to sign all and any of my books. I may even sign other people's books depending on the magnitude of the hangover.

For those book collectors who can't make it to the signings, I would point you in the direction of signed copies at Goldsboro Books. That is to say I would but all one-hundred of them have sold out already.

You said it, Keanu. Kinda surprised me too.

If you can't make it to the signings feel free to contact me on Twitter @Den_Patrick and we'll try and work something out involving the vagaries of Paypal and the Royal Mail.

Rachael at Scorpio Book Dreams reviewed Witchsign and writes that:

'The magic of dragons and the elements weaved throughout the story was skilfully handled and built to a thrilling climax. The action scenes were brilliantly executed, fast-paced and involving.'

But don't just take Rachael's word for it.

Yes, that Robin Hobb. I know. Maybe I should have saved the Keanu meme for this part of the blog post.

That's all for now, and as Hunter S. Thompson said, 'Buy the ticket, take the ride.'

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Super Relaxed Fantasy Club – 29th May

A few years ago now Jen Williams and myself set up an informal genre night. We started out at the Royal Festival Hall because public spaces are free and they serve booze there. The booze is very important you understand. If I recall, we had something like twelve people that first night, which quickly became a regular twenty and then thirty. We couldn't believe it, and better yet we slowly built up a great list of authors to read and hold Q&As. Tom Pollock, Emma Trevayne, Will Hill, Zen Cho, Sophia McDougall and Jen and myself all read at those early meet ups.

The night continued to grow, moved venue, attracted more authors and became a regular fixture in the genre community calendar. My recent night school commitments and the ongoing pressures of writing a new series meant I had to step back from organizing the event.

This is all a rather long-winded way of telling you I'll be reading from my new book, Witchsign, on the 29th May. The venue is Titan House, 144 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0UP. Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (or SRFC for short) always has two to three readers and I'm delighted to say none other than Jen Williams will also be reading from The Bitter Twins.

Ally Wybrew at Fantasy Book Review writes: 'Patrick's combination of a vast, well-built world with an adventurous and exciting fantasy tale makes Witchsign an accomplished and engaging novel that sets a high bar for what promises to be an extremely enjoyable trilogy.'

You can read the whole review HERE.

See you all on the 29th May (I hope!)