The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Monday, 17 October 2011

Reading at Roxanne's

On Saturday October 15th I was fortunate enough to be invited to do a signing and a reading at Roxanne's Reflections Books and Cards in Fergus.  I read from my short story, Symbiosis, in the anthology Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick.

I had a wonderful time.  It was my first signing and the first reading I've done in years (except for bed time stories for the kids).  Even with the miserable weather, the event was moderately well attended and I have been told that I did a passable job of both reading and signing.  It was a tremendous amount of fun and I would happily do it again.

I was interviewed by the Francis Baker from the Fergus-Elora News Express.  I will be sure to like to his article when it appears in the paper.

Following the reading, Roxanne encouraged questions.  I was asked about the writing and editing process and about seeing my words in print and about being shortlisted for the Pratchett Prize.  I did a pretty good job of sounding like I knew what I was talking about.

Anyway, for those that were unable to come to the reading and who are interested, I am posting a wav file of the selection I read at Roxanne's, complete with the same sort of awkward set-up that I treated listeners to on Saturday.  This is my first time adding an audio file to the blog so I have no idea how well this will work.  The file was recorded with Audacity and I take full responsibility for the lack of production values.

That said, Enjoy!