Photograph courtesy The Witney Gazette – back when this all began…
As well as writing my books, I write articles to share the things I have learned about writing and the business of being an author. I go to conventions, visit schools and libraries and talk to student and local SF societies. Occasionally, I do bits of radio, TV and online events. I’m interviewed about my life as an author and creative writing generally, as well as in connection with individual books. I also review other people’s books.
All these things are part of an author’s life. With so many books clamouring for every reader’s attention, talks, interviews and articles are an invaluable way of finding out if you’re on the same wavelength as a writer and likely (or not) to enjoy their books. I’ve always appreciated such opportunities myself, having been a reader far longer than I’ve been writing.
I also teach creative writing, as and when I’m invited. I’ve run seminars at conventions, half-day and day workshops on SF&Fantasy and on general fiction for colleges and literary festivals, and I’ve tutored on residential courses, working solo and with other tutors. Get in touch if you’re interested in discussing this further