I'm looking forward to it, but I'm also nervous - I'm always nervous about presentations and I'm not sure of the audience at this one. Will there be a big crowd? Will any of them have ever heard of me before? What are they expecting?
I don't think they will be expecting to hear some of the content of the talk I'm currently writing. Yes, there will be some true stories from World War 2 - you'd expect that when I've just published "South West Secret Agents" - but I don't think they will be expecting my critique of non-fiction writers. Will they appreciate that? Will there be some non-fiction writers amongst them? We'll have to wait and see.
But in the meantime, I'm building up my confidence to make the appearance!
I've got degrees in Drama but I'm not a natural performer, so an adviser has sent me this link to help me prepare. I'm always dubious about people trying to teach me how to calm my nerves, but this speaker is wonderful, and it's not about making presentations, but about being myself, which is always good to hear. With over 11 million views, she must be doing something right. so check out:
And I'll let you know if it helped.
If you'd like to join me for World Book Night, the details are as follows in the poster. It's free, but of course donations to the library are always welcome. Come along, bring some friends and join in the discussion. I look forward to meeting you there.