Well, the panel I was on, ‘Religion in fantasy’, was the best attended of the three days. A bigger audience than for the interview of the guest of honour the day before. My panel was scheduled for 10am on the Sunday, when any right-minded audience should have been in church. LOL. But here’s the thing – religion had been the elephant in the room for the whole event. The panel was the ‘elephant-panel’ really. And it was a great discussion, with such luminaries as Juliet E McKenna and John Connolly, to boot.
More important than all that, though, was I got myself a couple of small book deals for next year. Phew. Cos I was wondering where the next ISBN would come from. So I’m working on a follow-up collection to The Book of Orm and a rather splendid novella (yes, I do say so myself). The Orm follow-up may feature some big-name authors, but that’s still in discussion. And then I’m meeting Canelo Publishing in London soon – Lifer might yet see the light of day!