Hello! First up, I made my Seven Mercies book page, finally, which has several pre-order links. If you want a paper copy, please order sooner rather than later, as evidently there are widespread supply chain issues due to climate change + Suez canal + cost of paper + COVID + general state of the world. Ooft.
Anyway, next: after a hiatus from events for a few months, I have a few upcoming ones:
WOWCON, via WriteMentor
SUNDAY 26th September 5-6pm (BST)
Climate change is at the forefront of many of our minds, and whether in our world or a secondary one, may end up working its way into our fiction. In this talk, Sunday Times bestselling author, Laura Lam, details some of the climate change research she’s done from writing near-future thriller Goldilocks, as well as a Youtube channel CYOTopia. She will give tips and tricks on using climate change science to create believable, rich worlds to become the backdrop to your stories.
SATURDAY 2nd October 11am-12pm (BST)
Catherine Sharp (moderator), Dan Abnett, Nik Vincent-Abnett, Laura (El) Lam, Amie Kaufman
On Twitch. A gang of mismatched teens fighting supernatural horrors. A close-knit spaceship crew. Superheroes (and sometimes villains too) banding together against a common enemy. Whether they’re hurtling around the universe or crossing forests and mountains on a quest together, the bonds built between companions and crew can be tighter than those between blood relatives. What do the found families we enjoy say about the relationship we find ourselves in and the things we create together in Fandom?
SATURDAY 2nd October 12-1pm (BST)
On Zoom. Sign-up required. We can chat about writing, craft, my books, what I’ve researced, publishing–whatever you fancy, really!
SUNDAY 3rd October 11am-12pm (BST)
On Zoom. I might read from Dragon Book for the very first time!
SUNDAY 3rd October 12pm-1pm (BST)
On Twitch. Jack Fennell (moderator), Michael Carroll, Laura (El) Lam, Aliette de Bodard, Christopher J Garcia
Murder. Blackmail. Theft. Fraud. Even in far and future worlds, we can’t escape them or the institutions that police and punish them. Why are crime narratives central to so many science fiction and fantasy stories, and what makes them different to the crime tales set in the world we see around us?