¦ dialling in from the sky bunker ¦
Epic few days in Newcastle. Just what my tired brain needed. Time away from writing the 3rd edition of Yellow Dawn.
So, Fury of Dracula with Pete. Road trip to Craster with Richy & Louise – seafood at the Jolly Sailor sitting on benches by the ocean – then visiting Alnwick and drifting around a Victorian train station converted into a vast book exchange, complete with original ceramic tiles and fixtures, and roaring fires in the small cafe rooms. Later that night, playing LOTR Risk and then getting metaphysical and hypothetical with Richy as we brainstorm the big changes to Yellow Dawn Occult Magic system I am planning. Very exciting.
Lots of walking around old haunts for me. Heaton and Jesus Mound. The dramatic church tower at the top of Lindisfarne Road. The potent energy fields of Jesmond Dene.
Lots to think about. All good.
Don’t forget if you’re in Bristol this Thursday (16th April) then get yourself to the Brigstow Lounge (on the harbour) at 7pm for the LAUNCH PARTY of my new novel, OAKFIELD. Everyone welcome. A free glass of wine for early arrivers and Gothic horror writer Thomas David Parker as master of ceremonies. Promises to be a good evening, wrapping up around 8 onwards with a few folks then heading up into Clifton to join Novel Nights.
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