So, it’s Monday. Dead Men’s Bones comes out on Thursday and I’ve barely done anything about it. Fortunately I have a team of crack ninja elves at Penguin (crack ninja penguins?) who sort a lot of this stuff out for me. That said, if I don’t then tell you, how will you know?
Here then is a breakdown of my appearances, signings etc. over the coming weeks and months:
3rd July – Waterstones Argyle Street, Glasgow. I will be interviewed by Douglas Skelton, read a bit, be evasive when answering questions, then sign some books. Kick off is 7 pm
8th July – Waterstones Perth. Reading, chatting, signing, whatever. 1 pm start
8th July – WH Smith Perth – I’ll be signing stock at 3 pm
8th July – Strathearn Library, Crieff. Talking toot, reading, questions, signings. 7pm start
9th July – WH Smith Stirling – I’ll be signing stock at 10 am 9th July – Waterstones Stirling. Reading and Q&A led by Pat Mason. 1 pm
– Update – Stirling appearances will now be on August 5th. Details to be confirmed nearer the time. –
10th July – Waterstones St Andrews. Signing, chatting, shooting the breeze. 1 pm
10th July – WH Smith St Andrews – I’ll be signing stock at 3 pm
10th July – Waterstones Dundee – Reading, chatting, signing body parts. 6.30 pm start
11th July – WH Smith Dunfermline – I’ll be signing stock at 11 am
11th July – Waterstones Dunfermline – signing and stuff from 12 noon
11th July – WH Smith Kirkcaldy – I’ll be signing stock at 2 pm (or stuck in traffic somewhere near Cowdenbeath)
11th July – Waterstones Kirkcaldy – Reading, chatting, Q&A. Oh, and I might sign some books too. Starts at 7 pm
12th July – WH Smith Edinburgh – Reading and Signing – full details to be confirmed
17th-20th July – Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate. At the bar, mostly. Do come and chat if you’re there.
24th July – Waterstones Ayr/Carnegie Library. Reading and signing and interpretive dance. 7 pm start. Venue details to be confirmed
31st July – Blackwells Edinburgh. Reading and signing and stuff. 6 pm
I’ll also be at the Tidelines book festival in North Ayrshire in September, and at Bloody Scotland as well. More details nearer the time. I hope to get a bit further afield later in the year, too, but a lot depends on the farming and writing schedules. I’ll be appearing at various fantasy conventions too, around the launch of The Ballad of Sir Benfro in August. More details to follow.