Questions For Authors

Question by Foxymoron on Flickr

Each of the authors who will be speaking to us during the Unconvention weekend has been asked to allow time during their presentation for questions from the audience. They are also all happy to include discussion on topics which our attendees are most interested in hearing about.

To kick things off we thought it would be useful for the authors to have some of your questions or topics of interest to think about in advance. So if you have a particular question for one (or all) of our authors or a topic that you want them to touch on in their presentation let us know using the comments on this news post or via the Contact Us page and we will pass on all responses to the authors.

As a reminder, the three confirmed authors for the event are Stephen Booth, writer of a thrilling series of mystery novels set in the Peak District, Catherine Cooper, writer of fantasy novels that appeal to all ages and a series of stories about a particularly adventurous schoolboy and Eve Makis, writer of books focused around family life making use of her influences from Cyprus.

Author Announcement!

Catherine Cooper

The committee are thrilled to announce another brilliant confirmed author for the BCUK Unconvention in Nottingham in September 2011.

Catherine Cooper self-published her first book in 2009 after her life was turned upside down by sudden illness. Within 18 months she had published three more books, signed a publishing deal for a series of five (beginning with her very first book The Golden Acorn) and optioned the movie rights to The Golden Acorn to a Hollywood film maker. She also won the Brit Writer’s Awards Unpublished in 2010 for Stories for Children as well as the overall award for Writer of the Year.

You can find out more about Catherine Cooper and her books by visiting her author page here. If you would like the opportunity to read some of Catherine’s books before the Unconvention, visit the Bookrays page.

Author Announcement

The committee are thrilled to announce the second confirmed author for the 2011 Unconvention in Nottingham. The renowned crime novelist Stephen Booth, who lives in Nottinghamshire, has very kindly agreed to present to us about his writing and his books. Stephen began his career as a novelist in 2000, when his debut novel Black Dog was named by the Evening Standard as one of the six best crime novels of the year and won a prestigious crime novel award in the USA. He has gone on to write a further 10 books (the most recent to be published in April this year) in the popular Cooper & Fry series of novels about a pair of Detectives based in the Derbyshire peak district.

As well as being an established crime writer, Stephen continues to be a keen reader being a (somewhat lapsed) BookCrosser and giving his support to World Book Night and the good old British library. More information about Stephen and his writing can be found by visiting the Author pages of this site.

Our First Author

The first author for the 2011 Nottingham Unconvention has been confirmed as Eve Makis. Eve is a local to Nottingham and the author of three books, with her debut novel Eat, Drink and Be Married winning the Booksellers International Book of the Year award.
Eve is very happy to have been invited to speak at the Unconvention and is looking forward to taking part.
You can find out more about Eve and her books by visiting our brand new Authors pages here.

Author Suggestions

Book Signing by KentofKent on flickr

Do you have an author who you would like to see at a BookCrossing Unconvention? Maybe you have links with an author who is interested in BookCrossing. Or perhaps you just have a favourite author who you would love to hear speak about their work.

Whatever the reason behind it, if you have an author who you think would make a great UK Unconvention speaker then please let us know. Either comment on this story or use the Contact Us page. Don’t forget to tell us why you are recommending them and details of any links or contacts you have for them.

We can’t guarantee that your author will be included in the line-up for this year, but all suggestions will be kept on record for this or future UK Unconvention events.