This year I will be doing fewer events. I have old animals and want to stay home and spend last days with them, and also I find that all the travelling fragments my work so much. I want to stay home and paint and sculpt and walk. So, when I am out and about do come and see me. These are the events I have booked in so far.
May 8th 5pm-8pm Solva Woollen Mill
Launch for Queen of the Sky pub by Graffeg.
At some point during the evening I will talk about the book and the bird and read something from it. Also the artwork from the book will be on display, and Ffion will be on hand to sign books with me.
World Book Night 23rd April
Emma at Book-ish in Crickhowell will be giving away copies of Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb as part of the celebration for World Book Night. She has asked me to do a presentation about the books and about working on the jacket art. I love Book-ish and Robin Hobb, so for me this is the perfect combination. Robin is sending signed book plates for the event so Emma’s books will be utterly extra special. So come and join us. Check with Book-ish for details and availability.
The launch of Queen of the Sky, published by Graffeg May 2015
The event will include a slide show of a peregrine’s progress from salt water to sky. This is not a P is for Peregrine version of H is for Hawk. This bird was never destined for domestication. She is a wild creature. So beautiful. She left a hole in the sky when she fell like Icarus into the sea. So come an learn more about the fastest creature on earth, the pilgrim bird.
I am hoping that Ffion will be with me too. She’s the other star of the book.
Toppings of Bath, July 18th 4pm
I will be talking about The Queen of the Sky, finding a story in a friend’s kitchen and how books come together. Hares may also be mentioned.
Bath Festival, 29th September
Details to follow
Somerset Arts Week. An exhibition, opening Saturday 3rd October with Tamsin Abbott and Eleanor Bartleman and a launch of The Wild Swans. Walking with swans on Sunday 4th Oct. See Number Seven’s website for more details.
Signed books can be ordered any time from Solva Woollen Mill. Dedications can be added once form is sent, via email. They ship anywhere and there is no extra charge for signing.