Saturday, 26 November 2011

Attended another Twisted Tales event last night (I blogged about the last one here) at Waterstones in Liverpool One. This time the guys at Waterstones were celebrating the release of the PS Publishing anthology Gutshot.

First off there was an introduction by anthology editor, Conrad Williams followed by readings from Gary McMahon, Joel Lane and Amanda Hemingway. After the readings there was a question and answer session which my pal Simon Bestwick joined because he's also in the anthology.

How cool is my city?

Before the event I met Simon Bestwick, Gary McMahon and Joel Lane in the cafe opposite Waterstones. Never mind my city, how cool am I? I've met Joel before (briefly), but it's the first time I've met Gary and as expected he's super awesome as well as being super talented. Picked up Gary's The Concrete Grove and of course Gutshot. The anthology is available from PS Publishing.

The next Twisted Tales event has readings by Ramsey Campbell and Pete Crowther. Again, how cool is my city?

11 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

On a scale of 1-10, I'd say 11. At least.

Simon said...

Yes, but at least 6 points of that come from Cate's presence therein. If she moved to Manchester it would change ;-)

Ace to see you as ever, Cate, and thanks for signing my copy of Barbed Wire Hearts.

V-word: refavo.

Cate Gardner said...

Defo, Aaron

I think Scousers are banned from Manchester, Simon :D

Ray Cluley said...

It is cool (I imagine), but also very far away :-(

Cate Gardner said...

So very, very far away, Ray

K.C. Shaw said...

Very cool, you and your city. :) You sound like one of those jet-setter types!

Jeff Coffield said...

Your entire experience was much too cool. I'd be happy with any of them reading, signing, merely being in my town
I look forward to receiving my copy of Gutshot.

Cheers
Jeff

P.S. Barbed Wire Hearts was a weird and wild ride. Enjoyed it very much.

Kim Kasch said...

Sounds like fun times :) what a great city

Cate Gardner said...

I have you fooled, Kate

Thanks, Jeff

It is, Kim

Michael Stone said...

After the exciting visit by TV's Boycie, we here in SOT can now look forward to a visit by none other than Antique Roadshow's Eric Knowles! Oh wow!

Um, can I move to Liverpool, please?

Simon Kewin said...

Very cool. And such a great football team, too ...