Stay at home book fest: Cymera 2020

Like its mythical namesake, who with various fire-breathing heads and snake-tail is nothing if not adaptable, Cymera Festival made the switch to digital-only this year with speed and aplomb. Running over three days (5th – 7th June), panels, workshops, quizzes, and readings were attended through YouTube channels and live Zoom conferences, featuring an amazing array … More Stay at home book fest: Cymera 2020

Indie April 2020

This is, of course, not Indie April as normal. However, with businesses closed or operating solely online and everyone at home on lockdown, I think it’s important that readers, writers, editors, and publishers still take a little time to celebrate and promote our small presses this month, for whom this could be a tough time … More Indie April 2020

Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir

I’ve been busy lately, polishing up a TOP SECRET PROJECT, so this post about last month’s Granite Noir festival is a little late. Granite Noir is Aberdeen’s yearly crime writing festival, and in 2020 featured appearances from genre legends Ian Rankin, Stuart McBride, Ambrose Parry (pen name of Chris Brookmyre and Dr Marisa Haetzman), Denise … More Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir