They never get easier.
I get really nervous.
I'm not a natural when it comes to reading my stuff to an audience so I have to practice, practice, practice.
I have to remind myself that all those pairs of eyes staring at me while I talk are FRIENDLY.
It's important not to fall over.
They're really fun.
The Dark Side Tour event in Toronto was a success! We had a great turnout and the questions from the audience were engaging. Andrew Pyper couldn't make it, but Brad Smith and Craig Davidson (aka Nick Cutter) and I had a fun time talking about our books and our writing processes and asking each other writerly questions.
And, of course, I'll take any excuse to come home to Toronto...
|Craig Davidson (Nick Cutter), me, and Brad Smith|
But, guys. I have to tell you. If you're looking for a classic, old-fashioned, early Stephen King-type horror story, you MUST read Nick Cutter's THE TROOP. For real. It's terrific.
Also, have you heard of Andrew Pyper's THE DEMONOLOGIST? It's a literary horror that's so beautiful, and scary, and sad, and layered, and complex.
I read both these books just before the event (haven't had a chance to read Brad Smith's book yet), and can highly recommend them.
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