|Triskele Books' Gillian Hamer and Jane Dixon-Smith on the till|
|JJ Marsh and the Triskele books|
We offered a whole afternoon of exciting author panels focusing on Crime and Thrillers, Sci Fi and Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, and Literary Fiction, where trade, indie and small press shared the same platform.
|Historical Fiction Panel|
|Crime and Thrillers Panel|
|Sci Fi and Fantasy Panel|
|Preserving the Unicorn Literary Fiction Panel|
Alongside the panels, in the pop-up bookshop, 40 authors showcased a diverse range of books where attendees mingled and chatted with authors, and discovered new books.
Over 40 authors participated in the festival, so we asked them the best thing about TLF16.
Here are some of their answers…
A.E. Rycart: Meeting other authors. The event was very friendly.
Jon Stenhugg: Chance to speak to other authors.
Lynda Young Spiro: Meet interesting, lovely and helpful people.
Katharine D’Souza: Lovely atmosphere, good to meet people.
Elizabeth Woodcraft: Meeting other authors. Discussing their experiences as indie authors, being able to Tweet, Blog and Facebook about the event.
Helene Halme: Interesting talks; networking.
Anoushka Beazley: The opportunity and idea of it.
Kevin Booth: Networking with other authors; seeing what they are doing; innovation…
Also at the festival,we asked the authors to recommend one book, and next Friday we’ll be posting some of their answers … watch this space!
Photos courtesy of Julie Lewis.