…when the fine ladies of Total-e-bound hit the Lincoln Book Fair. This year’s event, which runs from 11th to 15th May, features such notable literary names as Val McDermid, Ian McMillan (who once performed one of my poems at the Rotherham Arts Centre, fact fans!) and Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion. Total-E-Bound are going to be hosting a Ladies’ Evening at the Lincoln Hotel on the Tuesday night, featuring a three-course dinner, burlesque dancing, Argentine tango and an auction of promises. You’ll have the chance to bid for some fantastic prizes including having a chocolatier as your slave for two hours (and doesn’t that scenario lend itself to all kinds of delicious fictional possibilities?) and the chance to appear as the heroine of a TEB erotic romance. Tickets cost £25 and are available from the official festival website.
If you can’t make that, then join me and a number of other TEB authors, including Victoria Blisse, Serena Yates and Ansley Vaughan, for a spot of R and R in the festival Mum’s Tent on The Lawns, Lincoln Castle, on Saturday 14th May between 10.30 and 3.30. There’ll be tea, cupcakes and other goodies, and we’ll be reading extracts from some of our work. Hope to see you there. And don’t forget to wear your flat shoes – Lincoln doesn’t have a street called Steep Hill for nothing, you know!