Friday, 19 February 2010

On the road again.

I was out at another library event last night, this time at Spennymoor in County Durham. Lovely library and bigger than what I expected. Again I had a lovely crowd of knowledgeable and interested readers who make such events so easy (I prefer interaction with the attendees as opposed to listening to myself waffle on).

One pertinent moment that will stick with me for a long time was when lines from Dead Men's Dust were quoted back to me - now I know how a 'real author' feels. It's funny how you write things that appeal to people but they are pushed to some dim corner at the back of your mind while you press on with new writing. It was nice to be reminded of Joe Hunter's mind set from the first book.

My favourite of the night?  "Best tactic? In fast and noisy, shoot anything that wasn't wearing lip-gloss."

I'd forgotten all about that one and it was a pleasure to be reminded of it. If you're reading this: Thanks Ernie.
Matt

6 comments:

Lee Hughes said...

Now the criminals know how to survive, gonna be all these hard b*£%$£ds wearing lip-gloss so Joe don't perforate them!

Glad the events are going great for you feller.

Glaznost said...

I second Lee. I'm turning up to the launch party wearing lip gloss for sure. Maybe i should make sure it matches yer man's speedos...

Sue H said...

(...........pssst! Wanna buy some lip-gloss? Nearly new; one careful lady owner....)

Col Bury said...

Yeah, Matt... sod the money... THAT'S what being a 'real' author is all about... priceless.

Matt Hilton said...

"Let's do the timewarp Agaaaaiiiiinnn..."

God, it's beginning to sound like a Rocky Horror Convention, sin't it?

Should be a larf.

Matt Hilton said...

Cheers Col, yeah, it gave me a real sense of acheivement. Like I'd suddenly arrived.