As usual, please call the venue to check times and dates before you set out just in case I am kidnapped by badgers, eager to promote their dangerous monochrome agenda.

Updated 4th May 2018: UK Early Riser Book Tour dates added


22nd July 2018, Wilts/Dorset, UK
Larmer Tree Festival
Sunday panel and solo event, sneak preview talk about 'Early Riser'. More details to follow. Larmer Tree Festival Website

July 30th - Aug 11th, United Kingdom
Early Riser Book Tour

Fforde Tour
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Monday 30th July
Lunchtime signing 1pm Forbidden Planet Website
LONDON: Evening talk 7pm Foyles Website

Tuesday 31st July
Lunchtime signing 1pm Waterstones Website
BATH: Evening talk 7pm Bath Central United Reformed Church (hosted by Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights) Website

Wednesday 1st August
Lunchtime signing 1pm Forbidden Planet Website
MANCHESTER: Evening talk 6:30pm Waterstones, Deansgate Website

Thursday 2nd August
Lunchtime signing 1pm Waterstones Website
LEEDS: Evening talk 7pm Waterstones Website

Friday 3rd August
Lunchtime signing 1pm Waterstones Website
OXFORD: Evening talk 7pm Waterstones Website

Sat 4th August
signing 11am Waterstones Website

Monday 6th August
Lunchtime signing 1pm Waterstones Website
CHEPSTOW: Evening talk 7pm Chepstow Bookshop Website

Tuesday 7th August
Evening talk 7:30pm Booka Bookshop Website

Wednesday 8th August
Evening talk 7pm Waterstones Website

Thursday 9th August
Evening talk 7pm The Collection (hosted by Lindum Books) Website

Friday 10th Aug
Lunchtime signing 1pm Waterstones Website
NEWCASTLE: Evening event 7pm Waterstones Website

Sat 11th Aug
Daytime talk 2pm Edinburgh Book Festival Tickets on sale end of June.

August 13th - 18th, 2018, Wales.
Ty Newydd writing retreat, Wales
With Belinda Bauer, the course is called: Crime Fiction: A Twist in the Tale and from their website: "This course is designed for those who would like to write best-selling crime fiction - with a twist. Whether you're writing your first novel, are switching from another genre, or have only dreamed of being a published author, we hope you'll enjoy this down-to-earth, fun, and practical course. In workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions, we will be sharing our tried and tested methods of creating character, plot and tension, while helping you to avoid some common pitfalls. We'll offer advice on a range of issues, from writer's block and the art of pitching, to how to cope with bad reviews!"

For more details, please mouse you way to the Ty Newydd website.

Wednesday 12th Sept, 2018.
Ross-on-Wye, Phoenix Theatre, 7PM.
Hosted by Rossiter books in this delightful Herefordshire Town.

For more details, mouse you way to the their website.

Friday 14th Sept, 2018.
Swansea, Wales, Tabernacle Church 7:30pm.
The Tabernacle Church is on Newton Road, Mumbles. Hosted by Cover to Cover Bookshop.

For more details go to the facebook page.

Thursday 20th September, 2018.
Cardiff Library, 5:45 PM.
Cardiff Central Library The Hayes Cardiff CF10 1FL. Hosted by cardiff Library as part of their 'Open Space' series.

I'll be talking about writing, books, careers in creative writing - anything you want me to. Except sport. No sport. Free, but you need to register. Eventbrite Ticketing Page.

Sunday 7th October, 2018.
Crickhowell Lit Fest, Wales, venue TBA, 7pm.
Hosted by Book-ish books, one of the region's most exciting and innovative bookshops, nestling in the heart of the Black Mountains.

More details and tickets sales soon. Lit Fest Website


25th-26th May 2019, Swindon, UK:
Fforde Ffiesta VIII, Swindon, UK.
These Festivals are held biannually and oh, what fun we have - and hopefully a lot more to talk about this year as I will have at least one more book published... Their Website is here.


March 02031:   Asteroid belt and Saturn (technology permitting) More details TBA.
October 02042:   81-year-old Fforde talks to other members of old people's home: "I used to be a novelist, no really, I did. Is it lunchtime?" More details TBA.
July 02175:   Semi-lifelike cloned Ffordesque replicant to tour Gamma Quadrant in the Cygnus Cluster. More details TBA.
Setember 03431:   Much improved Fforde cloned back to life to face execution for sedition; all works consigned to erasure.
Janfebry 008910:   Last evidence of Fforde's books vanish forever with the removal of the 'Formerly Thursday Street' plaque from what is now W23-61 Rd in the conurbation known as EuroWest-79.
00012972:    Visiting archeologists from Thraal-7 discover incomplete copy of Well of Lost Plots from excavation in landfill. Deciphering takes seven hundred years and a further four hundred years of academic scrutiny before being accepted as historical fact.