For those of you who've never been to one of these events, let me tell you a bit about it. All of the authors' names are put in a hat (or pint glass or whatever) and someone in the audience is asked to draw a name out. That author then reads a short section from their book and gives a brief description. The person who drew the name out of the hat gets a free (and usually signed) copy of the author's book.
There were 14 authors plus two wild cards last Wednesday. The readings were split up into groups of four with a short break between the sets, to allow people to refill their glasses and natter. I always love these evenings, even if I'm not reading, because it's a great chance to catch up with friends and find out how they are and what they're up to. And of course, it's always amazing to hear everyone's readings.
If you want to see my reading... it's here! Thank you to the amazing Kelly Lacey for the video and to Jackie Collins for the introduction.
I had a really fabulous evening. If you've not yet been to a NATB, get along to one!!