Over my five years teaching at Chichester University, its been a pleasure to get involved in West Sussex literary events, including the annual Poetry & Jazz cafe and the Havant Literary Festival, where I will be appearing again this autumn. Poetry audiences in the region, I’ve discovered, have been keen, Green and open to a wide range of verse from Hardy to performance poetry.   It was a treat, then, to be asked to bring my fiction to the Festival of Chichester this month. I’ll be reading from Astra (Jo Fletcher Books, 2014), my new science fantasy novel about a young warrior heroine coming of age in a post fossil fuel world. I will also take questions about the book, my research and my first science fiction novel, Seoul Survivors (Jo Fletcher Books, 2013). If you’re in the neighbourhood, please do come along. Waterstones Chichester // Monday July 7th 6pm…

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