"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Goodreads Choice Awards 2012
I'm very chuffed to say that Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops has been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award! Hurrah! It's particularly lovely as the books are chosen due to the ratings and reviews of readers - so, thank you lovely readers!
If you'd like to vote for 'Weird Things...' you can do so over here.Virtual hugs to those who vote!
In other news:
There are two signed copies of the North American edition of 'Weird Things...' up for grabs at the moment: one over on Goodreads, and one over on Bella's Bookshelves.
This weekend you can find me at the Aldeburgh Poetry festival, reading some poetry about mermaids. I'll be there with Christopher Reid, Sophie Collins and Stephen Payne. We'll be discussing all things to with writing poetry, and editing it. Details are over here.
(More author interviews coming up soon with Kat Zhang, Mark Forsyth and Melissa Lee-Houghton)
Jen Campbell is the author of the best-selling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and she lives in London, where she works at an antiquarian bookshop. Her new book, 'The Bookshop Book' is forthcoming autumn 2014, and she is currently writing her first novel.
Forthcoming autumn 2014 (click for details)
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.
Wednesday 15th October 7:30pm: Waterstones Castle Street, Norwich
Chat about 'The Bookshop Book'
Tickets are £6 or £4 for concessions and loyalty card holders, with £3 redeemable against a purchase of the new book on the night. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday 29th October
7:30pm: The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry.
Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5EA
Audience Q&A and signing.