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May 2018


May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Boston, MA 02140 United States
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Delighted to be staying in Boston for a few days and to have a reading arranged at Porter Square Books - me aside, what a brilliant line-up of talks they have. I'll be reading from Mr Flood's Last Resort, taking questions and signing books (if anyone cares to buy one).

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May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925, USA
San Fransisco, CA CA 94925 United States
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Stopping off in San Francisco to visit Book Passage bookstore for a reading - so thrilled to be visiting this extraordinary city. I'll be reading from Mr Flood's Last Resort taking questions and looking forward to meeting readers before checking out the bay area.

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Barnes & Noble – 5 May

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Northgate, Northgate Mall 401 NE Northgate Way #1100 Seattle, WA 98125 206-417-2967
Seattle, WA WA 98125 206 United States
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After San Francisco I'm off to Seattle on my book tour around the US. I'll be visiting the Barnes and Noble store for a reading from Mr Flood's Last Resort and taking questions, signing... really looking forward to meeting and talking to readers there before getting a quick look around Seattle.

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Third Place Books – 5 May

May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101 Lake Forest Park WA 98155
Seattle, WA WA 98155 United States
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Delighted to be visiting Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park branch, for a reading of Mr Flood's Last Resort. This bookshop looks enormous, can't wait to get a look around and to meet and talk to readers. I'll be taking questions and signing (if anyone cares to buy a book).

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May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Portland, OR OR 97209 United States
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The last-leg of my US book tour and I'm visiting Portland, can't wait! Really looking forward to reading and meeting readers in Powell's Books before getting a look around Portland.

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Brighton Festival – 19 May

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brighton and Hove High School, Montpelier Rd, Brighton BN1 3AT
Brighton, BN1 3AT United Kingdom
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The Big Book Group is back for Brighton book-lovers with local author Matt Haig, who will talk about his books How to Stop Time and the bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive. Also joining host Craig Melvin is Brighton Festival Guest Director, David Shrigley, to discuss his life in books. And Jess Kidd, whose latest novel The Hoarder was published in February, is our Star Author on a Reasonably Priced Sofa. There will be book prizes for the winners (and losers)…

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July 2018

Ways With Words, Ryedale Festival – 24 July

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Helmsley Town Hall, Helmsley Town Hall
Ryedale, YO62 5 United Kingdom
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Excited to be travelling up North to read at the Ryedale Festival. This gig came about from my bumping into and spilling my drink on the festival programmer on the train - what a great promotional tactic!

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August 2018

Unleashing Dark Secrets – 15 August

August 15 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 pm
The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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I'm delighted to be visiting the Edinburgh Festival for the first time and to be sharing a platform with Joanna Cannon. Here's what the festival blurb says about the event: Long-hidden secrets are about to be set free in new novels by Joanna Cannon and Jess Kidd. In Cannon’s Three Things About Elsie, a lady in a home for the elderly is about to have her world rocked when a new resident arrives looking exactly like a man who died…

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September 2018

Margate Bookie – My Family and Other Secrets, 29 Sept

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Turner Contemporary Margate, CT9 1HG United Kingdom + Google Map

I'm off for a jaunt to the seaside at the end of September and to my favourite Victorian resort, Margate. I'll be appearing at the Bookie Festival in person and in the the Turner Contemporary in the form of a shine, you'll have to come along to find out more! It's always interesting to meet writers exploring similar themes to my own work so I'm really looking forward to speaking with Roopa Farooki and Alice Fitzgerald. Here's the festival blurb…

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October 2018

Gothic Stories: Frankenstein and Beyond – 11 Oct

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 8 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Off to Birmingham we go for a gothic adventure. Delighted to be taking part in an event to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's Franksenstein as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. Here's their blurb and link for tickets below. From wild and remote landscapes, to dilapidated buildings, howling winds, vulnerable heroines and supernatural happenings, Gothic fiction has intrigued and unsettled readers for more than two centuries. Our panel will include academic researcher Franziska Kohlt and contemporary Gothic and…

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