Archive for April, 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Big Green Wednesday and the Modular Menace!

Two small green photos from The Big Green Bookshop…! …the FABULOUS new independent bookstore that opened in London’s Wood Green (a short hop from where I live!) just a couple of months ago. To my great glee and delight, samurai booksellers Simon and Tim invited me there to come and speak this morning to a [...]

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Monday, April 28th, 2008

Meanwhile, back at the desk…!

Blimey. What with the rest of the New York trip and one thing and another, this last week has been a bit manic. But I’m here, I’ve survived [vodka pizza is DELICIOUS, btw! ] and all is good. I’ve got some more events and appearances lined up over the next few months – watch this [...]

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Monday, April 21st, 2008

NYC Comic Con GLEE!

The New York Comic Con was amazing! But I’m putting this post together in great haste, fully expecting my internet connection to conk out on me again at any second (RRR!) so I’d better tell this one in pictures. I’d been to conventions in the UK, but nothing prepared me for this. I hear the [...]

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Powell’s Q&A YAY!

A fine first day at the NYC Comic Con, remind me to tell you about it sometime. But internet access from here is somewhat wonky, so for now I’ll keep this short and – hopefully – sweet (or sweeter than my last post’s nightmare vision of yours truly’s ravening glossy-pink features as I prepared to [...]

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Friday, April 18th, 2008

NYC Hee Hee!

Here’s the view from my window… Here, I kid you not (Hell’s teeth!) is a BOATLOAD OF SUSHI-! And here, recorded live in London this very evening but, thanks to the ever-evolving wonders of t’internet, watchable to me and now you, if you fancy it, is some awesome music from my mates Simon Metheringham and [...]

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

I know – I’ll invade America! ;)

Yes, following on from my last crack at it back in November ’06, here I am about to embark on my SECOND ATTEMPT TO CONQUER THE USA! Well, erm, at any rate I’m just this minute setting off on a trip to New York. And I’m very excited!! The main purpose of the trip (apart [...]

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Friday, April 11th, 2008

Alcester Art Attack!

Here are some pics from yesterday’s AWESOME visit to Alcester Grammar School, near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. I did three talks, with around sixty young people in each audience, followed by a signing session in the library. I’d thoroughly enjoyed coming to the school to do my stuff back in October ’06, so was keenly looking [...]

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Monday, April 7th, 2008

Shock: Authors Human Too!

‘I was wondering who inspired you to write?’ asks Josh, from one of the schools I visited last week. Great question. Thanks, Josh! There are a few different possible sides to it – and more than few possible answers. In my case (as I suspect it is with most writers) the drive to write comes [...]

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Friday, April 4th, 2008

Working it in Wigan, Day Two!

Here are a couple more pics of me blethering like a madman to the bemusement of young students yesterday… The first session was a gleeful return to Westleigh High School, this time to do my stuff for some Year 7′s, in the library. This was great fun, with loads of good questions, my favourite of [...]

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

On with the sinister…!

Out on the campaign trail again: since Tuesday night I’ve been here in the wonderful borough of WIGAN, where I’ve been invited to do my stuff at schools in the area as part of The 5th Annual Leigh and Wigan Words Together Literary Festival. I’m always looking out for more event opportunities, that’s a huge [...]

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