The first UK Indie Literacy Festival was all about being energized by readers and authors and networking with authors so that we can be mutually supportive in the future.
Meeting people, enjoying conversation and selling books to folks is not new to me of course, but it was the first time that I’d been involved in something on this scale. It was also great to give a short talk, listen to others hold workshops, describe the background to their writing or give readings.
Micheal Wombat brought us to near tears by his short stories. He is a natural story teller and I look forward to reading Warren Peace!~ a cross between Watership Down and Micheal Harwood’s Duncton Woods maybe.
Felicity Snowden whetted our appetite for ghostly, historic happenings as she described the inspiration behind her novel When Dead Men Won’t Lie.
Other books I have on my shelf ready to read are The House on the Shore ~ a romantic thriller by Victoria Howard and Lost Love in Spring by Rose English ~ a book which combines a story, poetry and information about plants and their uses in past times, related to the story.
I was not able to go to all of the talks but those I went to were most enjoyable.
The wonderful thing about Indie fiction is that you can enjoy an eclectic mix of genre between the covers of a single novel. Delightfully refreshing!