I’m just recently back from Sci-Fi Scarborough 2022, a Sci-Fi convention in the North East of England. It was my first convention up north so it was interesting to compare it to other conventions I’ve been to.
My main reason for going was that Sixth Element Publishing https://6e.net aka Gillie Hatton & Graeme Wilkinson was having a stall there and they generously invited authors who’ve contributed to the Harvey Duckman Presents anthologies https://harveyduckman.com to come along and share some of their stall. Sixth Element was launching the latest volume – Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 9. Since I’ve just published Moonsleep and Other Stories, I took advantage of the offer and the chance to meet other Harvey authors.
It was great to meet the other authors and to clutch the paperback of my book in my hands. It’s the first time I’ve had a paperback of my own. It was also a thrill to sign books as an author, both Moonsleep and HDP9. I also had bookmarks to give away. Bookmarks of my very own book!
And I got to have a weekend away! Even if I didn’t see much of Scarborough itself.