Last Tuesday I drove up to The Dyvels in Corbridge with a friend for a Forum Books event – a book launch for Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski. Published by Orenda Books, Six Stories is written in a podcast format, looking back on the death of teenager Tom Jeffries on the fictional Scarclaw Fell in Northumberland.
Having made a dash back into the village for a cashpoint; the pub was already pretty full by the time we arrived back to pick up our tickets (drinks tokens – perfect!), buy a copy of the book (for the signing) and find a seat.
After a while, Helen introduced Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books, who gave us a quick overview of the story before handing over to Matt for the reading. As the book is written in the style of a podcast, Matt read his extract in tandem with another performer. It was enthralling and lively – I jumped a couple of times – and very captivating.
Once the reading was finished, we hung around for some book chat and signings, before scurrying back home to a sofa, a glass of red wine, and a blanket to hide under when it gets scary 🙂 I’m about a third of the way through so far and loving it – it such a different format. Look out for a review coming soon!