Back To Me: Personal Appearances (and a song)
Today’s post features an old trick. I’m wedging tour details for my new book into the regular copy. Of course, you can skip to the second half (especially if you’re not based in the UK, or the YUK as we now think of it in post-Brexit days) but I’m trusting you to read through.
On Thursday October 5th I’ll be signing books in Forbidden Planet ahead of that evening’s launch of ‘The Book of Forgotten Authors’. Although it’s an unofficial PA (i.e. I’m usually in their stockroom with a plentiful supply of tea and biscuits) they don’t mind if you ask for me; I’ll be happy to sign for you.
On October the 3rd I’ll be at Shoreditch House in conversation with the talented and very funny writer Cathi Unsworth, kicking off a national tour for the Book of Forgotten Authors. Details on their site (I hope!) I’ll also post details of the blog tour here. Then I’ll be off to Letchworth in Hertfordshire to sign books at David’s Bookshop on Monday 9th, then Jarrold’s in Norwich on Thursday 12th, Waterstones Oxford on Tuesday 17th, Sheffield on the 24th and Yeovil on the 27th, with more dates to be announced after that. I’ll also be on BBC3’s ‘Free Thinking’ show on Thursday 26th.
Audible’s audio book, read by me, is also available, and there are many promotions being run across the country including the Forgotten Authors Treasure Hunt, which is being staged in bookshops nationwide during Books are my Bag Week, starting 5th October. Further promo details to follow as I get ’em.
Now, for reading this far you get a sweet. And as Nuclear Winter Is Coming (GoT missed out that part, didn’t they?) I thought we could move the Friday Song forward this week.
The TV series ‘Smash’ was a show produced by Stephen Spielberg that many missed. The series was soapy, but its score, revealed through auditions and production numbers, was surprisingly enjoyable, as was martini-hurling Angelica Huston. It took a disastrous turn in its second season when the producers fired almost everyone. What was left from the wreckage was an almost perfect first season about the pitfalls of staging a Broadway show. ‘Don’t Forget Me’ was sung twice by the leading ladies; one duplicates the show’s subject, Marilyn Monroe, by taking an overdose. If it’s raining out and you’re feeling fed up, trying playing the album of the show-within-the-series, which was separately released as ‘Bombshell’. This is Ivy Lynn’s version.