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INCEPTIO - Pembury Library talk

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Giving the audience the lowdown on INCEPTIO

When I was planning the launch of INCEPTIO at Waterstones in Tunbridge Wells,  I was very keen to go and talk at my local library on the same trip.

I lived in Pembury for over 24 years and spent many happy hours in the library when my son was small (storytime) and when looking for  books, CDs, DVDs,etc. As a Pembury councillor I was in on the act when public internet was introduced. Even though called a ‘village’ library, Pembury Library punches above its weight and also offers a dedicated children’s area, a book group, homework club, photocopying, fantastic info and archive services and of course, events.

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They seem to like it…

After a few minutes covering my publishing journey from manuscript to finished book, I talked about the ‘real timeline’ background to the events leading up to the point where in the back story of INCEPTIO the alternate version of history began.

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Current me pointing to eleven year old me fascinated by a mosaic

Warm chuckles greeted both the story of my eleven year old self asking what would a Roman society ruled by women be like, as well as the moment in the cinema which triggered the creation of INCEPTIO as a 96,000 word first draft.

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The queue for INCEPTIO

 

At the end, there was plenty of interest in acquiring an author-signed copy of INCEPTIO. I love chatting to people individually at this stage, prehaps finding out their motivation for buying a copy.

The welcome was warm and the audience of just under twenty gave me some very thought provoking questions! And I’ve been asked back when my next book is published… 😉

2 comments to INCEPTIO – Pembury Library talk

  • debutnovelist

    Sounds like a really positive event, Alison. I also enjoyed my first library talk once I had got over the jitters! Ali B

    • Alison

      I’d only just recovered from the Waterstones do the previous week! It was fun, friendly and enthusiastic. And people were thoroughly intrigued by the alternate history angle…

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