The next step is for me to go out and do a few events, the first of which will be brief reading and talk-about session at Fun Junction in Perth. I’m really excited about this because I wasn’t expecting to be able to use my workplace to show off my book.
I’ve taken part in events in the shop before; previously I took part in a ‘pirate day’ event in the Perth store as ‘Captain Jimbo’ the pirate. I read stories and led children around the shop on a treasure hunt, it was a whole lot of fun. I’m hoping that I can do something that will be just as entertaining for everyone with Jack Reusen’s world.
Another avenue that I would like to try would be local libraries or schools. I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed on that one though as it’ll probably be a little tricky, given that I’d be dealing with local authority and some of the red tape that goes with that. All the same it would be amazing. I’m not completely sure what kind of event I’d put together in that kind of venue but I’d love to give it a go.
If you have a class, club, or group which you feel might benefit from a talk about writing, or a chapter reading, then don’t hesitate to contact me either in the comments below or over on Twitter (here’s my twitter account and here’s a link to the official Jack Reusen twitter feed) or you can contact me via the Jack Reusen Facebook page.
As always thanks for reading, seeing the reader count for this website go up is always great and it makes me hopeful that Jack’s adventures will be a hit.
I look forward to keeping you up to date in the coming weeks as I embark on my month-long writing marathon to complete book two (and make a start on book three). It’s been a whirlwind over the past few weeks (especially the past couple of days) and the reaction from people so far has been brilliant, all the best, John