On Sunday I said that I wouldn’t spend so much time talking here about The Obituarist, and by God I meant it.
So instead, I’m gonna talk about all the other places where I have been (or will be) talking about The Obituarist.
IT’S A RULES-LEGAL LOOPHOLE DAMNIT
…man, I have really got to get out of this sudden all-caps habit.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing this week:
- I talked to Foz Meadows about The Obituarist and the Chandleresque tradition of hard-boiled fiction. I also revealed that I studied Literature at Uni DON’T LOOK SO SHOCKED oh crap I’m doing it again.
- I talked to Alan Baxter about The Obituarist and confessed that I like Batman a lot. Did that come as a shock to anyone? If so I’m very sorry.
- And I talked to Kirstyn McDermott about, yes, The Obituarist and my thoughts on self-epublishing and the false divide between hardcopy authors and e-authors. It gets a bit serious in places.
Can I just say that this whole interview thing is AWESOME FUN? Because it is. It’s like getting drunk and talking about writing except that you’re sober (bad) and no-one interrupts you (good!).
I should have a couple of more interviews coming up in the next couple of weeks; I’ll keep you posted as they come together. One that I’m UNBELIEVABLY EXCITED about isn’t in print – I should (fingers crossed) be on 3RRR Radio’s Byte Into It program on May the 23rd. How incredibly fucking cool is that! I promise to talk excitedly and largely incoherently about social media and identity theft and not spend too much time plugging my book.
And lest we forget, the other major activity on the horizon is the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and my involvement as the coach/cheerleader/chief bully for the online team at the Rabbit Hole writing boot camp event. I’m getting my ducks in a row for that and will be writing more on the topic this coming weekend.
(I also hope to get a slot at the EWF Open Mic on the 3rd of June to do a quick reading from The Obituarist, but that’s first-in-best-dressed and I can’t promise I’ll get in. But show up anyway, just in case!)
So yeah. May. It’s been a pretty AMAZEBALLS month, and shows no signs of letting up soon.