It’s March. In two weeks my debut collection of short fiction begins to make its own way in the world. Which means it’s time for a blog tour. This month I will be visiting the blogs of some lovely writers to provide answers to highly intelligent interview questions, to inject guest posts into their feeds or to be reviewed.
As it stands right now the schedule looks like this:
- Monday 3rd March – we kick of today with Carys Bray interviewing me about how/why I started writing
- Thursday 6th March – Nik Perring hosts My Life in Short Fiction with me, Dan Powell
- Monday 10th March – my first editor and long time friend Jodi Cleghorn interviews me about the difference between crafting a collection and writing single stories
- Thursday 13th March – the beautiful and brilliant Bookcunt reviews the collection
- Saturday 15th March – The official lauch post on this here humble blog
- Monday 17th March – I pop round to Vanessa Gebbie’s blog to talk about the role that music plays in my writing process
- Thursday 20th March – Neil Baker interviews me on the tools with which I craft my stories
- Monday 24th March – I visit with Tania Hershman to talk about where I write
- Thursday 27th March – Sara Crowley interviews me about, amongst other things, my favourite type of biscuit
- Monday 31st March – and last, but certainly not least, I stop by Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s blog for a chat
Each stop will feature an exclusive book trailer featuring a reading from one of the 27 stories included in Looking Out of Broken Windows, so be sure to check out each stop to get a flavour of the collection as a whole.
Finally, during the blog tour, I will be giving away a copy of the Looking Out of Broken Windows to one lucky reader which I will post anywhere in the world. To win the copy of the book leave a comment on any of these LOoBW blog tour posts appearing across the internet during March 2014. The names of all commenters will be taken from all the post and put in the hat for the draw, which will take place on April 6th.
I hope you’ll join me as I do the rounds.
To get things started, today I’m over on Carys Bray’s blog talking about how I got started writing the short stories that found their way into my debut collection. Carys is the author of the brilliant, Scott Prize winning collection of short fiction, Sweet Home, and her debut novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, is out later this year.