This weekend I attended AuthorConUK 2014 in Manchester, promoting my recently published first science fiction novel Orbital Kin. Thankfully the sun was out all day, as the previous day gave us heavy rain, things were looking bad.
It took some walking around up and down a few streets at the farside of the back of the city until finally locating the venue. I got in and set up all book promotional posters and my table quickly and sat down placed between the many other authors upstairs.
I was actually sat along with a good few other authors from my same publisher, which was unexpected but really good. It was a long day, but the free coffee and other authors around helped each other get through. A good number of interested and happy people came along in from the street outside-couples, individuals, a few children and families. All through the day all of us authors-including many kinds of writers from children’s books to paranormal, historical and science fiction-managed to meet up and talk to each other about our books and experiences.
So thank you very much to all who did manage to come along, buy some books, get books signed and even just take a look around and say hello.
I hopefully will be heading to another convention next month.
My first science fiction novel Orbital Kin is out now as paperback/ebook from AustinMacauley on Amazon, at Waterstones, WHSmiths and most good bookshops. See the book trailer on Youtube now.