Want to know more about your favourite characters? To find out about their journeys and other adventures? Or maybe ask about where the characters and the plot came from? And what do you think is going to happen next? Why don’t you ask the Author ( though she might not answer the last of these questions, as you’ll find out in the next book ).
If you would like to speak with Julie Anderson, the author of ‘Reconquista‘ you can do so, face to face, on the afternoon of Friday, 6th May at Omnibus Arts Centre, Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, South London SW4. She will be at ‘Readers’ Afternoon’ along with four other writers, to talk about their books and answer questions. Book clubs are welcome, as well as individuals. Bring a long your copy of ‘Reconquista‘ and Julie will be happy to sign it for you.
Or come along on the evening of Saturday 7th May to the launch of the book at Clapham Books, 26, The Pavement, Clapham, London SW4 0JA. Julie will be reading from the book. Both events are part of the programme for ‘Omnibus Edition’ Clapham’s Literary Festival. All events are ticketed (though some, including the launch, are free) so go to omnibus-clapham.org for tickets. But don’t delay, already there are only twenty six left for the Saturday event.
If you don’t live in London, but are a member of Goodreads, ask Julie a question via her Goodreads Author Page. She regularly checks her messages there and will be happy to respond.
Julie has discussed writing ‘Reconquista’ in a number of interviews with book bloggers and the press in recent weeks. Check out her on-line interviews with Coreena McBurnie in Canada, with Wayne Turmel a Canadian living in the US and on US book blog site Waking Writer. That interview will appear on 18th May, as will the interview for Creativity@Work. Her Smashwords interview can be found here although that doesn’t have a lot of detail about ‘Reconquista‘ in it. If you live in South London you might also see her interviews in Aspire magazine and SW Residents Journal.
Once the Festival is over she will be gathering together all the questions and answers and putting them all in one place. You will be able to read the questions and answers from both the Readers Afternoon session and the book launch here on this site. Look out for it and, if your question wasn’t asked, why not ask it using the Contact box at the foot of this article to get your question included. Or just ask it anyway?
The other four authors appearing on Readers Afternoon at the Clapham Literary Festival are John Taylor ‘Departing Vienna‘, Leila Segal ‘Breathe‘, Roz Morris ‘My Memories of a Future Life‘ and Elizabeth Buchan, the novelist, who will be the host for the session and whose books are too numerous to mention.