Saturday 29 October 2011

Twisted Tales

Last night I attended the Twisted Tales event at Waterstones in Liverpool One. They've been holding these events for a year but this was the first I've attended.

Go me or bad me or something of that flavour.

Met up with Simon Bestwick for a coffee (okay, I had a bottle of water because I was way too hyper) before heading into the event. There were readings by Nicholas Royle, Lisa Tuttle and Adam Nevill, a question and answer session and then a signing.

Picked up the House of Fear Anthology, The Silver Bough by Lisa Tuttle, The Ritual by Adam Nevill and Regicide by Nicholas Royle (which when I read the blurb on the back screamed 'I have to read this now' so I guess I'm shoving that one to the front of my towering to read pile which is actually rather neatly organised now).

Oh and I sat behind Ramsey Campbell during the event (yep, you read that right) and of course Simon being Simon (i.e. he knows everyone) he introduced me to Ramsey after the readings. I ran away rather quickly. Better that than subjecting him to a stream of incoherent nonsense.


Michael Stone said...

If my local Waterstones ever do an event like that I might have to go. The next signing session is John Challis, the bloke that played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses. Think I'll skip that one.

Simon said...

Lovely to see you again, Cate, and you did fine. I was just sorry Ramsey didn't register being introduced to one of his own characters! :)

Cate Gardner said...

Yeah, I'd give that one a miss too, Mike :D

Ha! Simon. I noticed you said 'Catherine Gardner' but thankfully not 'of Tuebrook'. ;)

Deborah Walker said...

Sounds like quite a night. I'm working my way up to doing something like that, one day, if the opportunity arises.

widdershins said...

I reckon that no matter how 'famous' we get there's still someone we'll be in awe of. Human nature I guess.

Anthony Rapino said...

Sounds like a great time! Hope you had a blast. :-)

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, that sounds like fun! We don't have stuff like that around here. We're lucky we have book stores at all.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a very cool time. Got a copy of the anthology on its way.

Meeting Ramsey had to have been a treat. Despite fleeing in terror.

Masonian said...

Streams of gibberish when meeting people one admires is also my reaction.

I encourage you to just blather and then offer a solid *facepalm. :)

This JUST happened to me with Peter S. Beagle. But he was such a gentleman about it.

Cate Gardner said...

It's a brand spanking new book store too, Kate (Okay, just showing off now)

I actually flee in terror from everyone, Gef

I offer most people streets of gibberish, Mason :D