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February 2018

With Rick O’Shea – 8 Feb

February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse St
Dublin 2, D02 HE37
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Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Canongate and the Rick O’Shea Bookclub present Jess Kidd in conversation with Rick O’Shea. Admission is free. All are welcome – no booking required.

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March 2019

Waterstones, Nottingham – 2 April

March 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones, Nottingham, 1-5 Birdlesmith Gate
Nottingham, NG1 2GR United Kingdom
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Looking forward to bringing Bridie to Nottingham. Blurb from the Waterstones site: "Jess Kidd has delighted fans of the eerie and macabre with her previous two novels, BBC Radio 2 Book Club picks 'The Hoarder' and 'Himself'. Now we're thrilled to invite her to Waterstones Nottingham for the release of her latest book, 'Things in Jars'. Join us for what promises to be a riveting and unforgettable evening with this Cost Award-winning author."

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April 2019

Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road – 4 April

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road 19-21 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1BJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Launch night! Music, reading and vino.

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Richmond Community College – 5 April

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond Campus, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
London, TW9 2RE United Kingdom
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Delighted to be back with my friends at Richmond Community College and supporting a great cause, here's the blurb from their site: "Join us for an evening in the company of award winning author Jess Kidd as she talks to Barrie Selwyn about her Victorian detective novel Things in Jars and her career as a writer. London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and…

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Booka Book Owestry – 16 April

April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Booka Bookshop, Owestry, 26-28 Church Street Oswestry Shropshire
Oswestry, SY11 2SP United Kingdom
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Off to Owestry and a new bookshop to me, here's the blurb from their site: London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world…

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Modern Gothic, ChipLitFest – 26 April

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chipping Norton Town Hall, he Guildhall, Chipping Norton OX7 5NJ United Kingdom + Google Map

For one of my first readings for Things in Jars I'm visiting the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and will be sharing the stage with Michelle Paver and interviewer Alison Gomm. Should be a fun, darkly gothic event, here's what they have on the festival website: "Delve into the shady past with two writers who have deftly tapped into the gothic tradition that has held us in thrall since Mary Shelley. Michelle Paver and Jess Kidd have uncovered dark secrets, murderous…

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Short Stories Aloud – 30 April

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 51 Broad Street, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ Oxford, + Google Map

Back up to Oxford to join Short Stories Aloud again, really looking forward to this, always a fun event. Looking forward to meeting Stacey Halls. Here's their blurb: Blackwell's are delighted to once again invite you to Short Stories Aloud. Listen to actors perform short stories written by Stacey Halls and Jess Kidd. Afterwards, author Sarah Franklin will be interviewing both authors about their latest publications, The Familiars and Things in Jars before taking questions from the audience.

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May 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts – 6 May

May 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberdeen Performing Arts, Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1QS
Aberdeen, AB10 1QS United Kingdom
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My first trip to the granite city, looking forward to meeting Aberdonian readers at this event in the Aberdeen Performing Arts centre and having a look around their famous Music Hall.

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Far From the Madding Crowd – 8 May

May 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Far from the Madding Crowd, 20 High St, Linlithgow, Scotland
Linlithgow, EH49 7AE
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The Mainstreet Trading Company – 9 May

May 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mainstreet Trading Company, Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT
St Boswells, TD6 0AT United Kingdom
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I'll be talking about Things in Jars up in the borders. The Mainstreet Trading Company have been generously pushing my first book, Himself, into the hands of customers for years with the caveat that Mahony, the delicious central character, sees dead people. So I'll be delighted to introduce Bridie Devine, my female detective searching for a kidnapped child, Christabel Berwick, with the added complication that Christobel is not supposed to exist. Graham Norton has described her novel as, “Thrilling, mysterious,…

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