Promoting Crime Cymru at Newcastle Noir and CrimeFest

Gail Williams, brave soul, writes about her brilliant sterling service on behalf of Crime Cymru. Marketing is probably the hardest part of writing a book, it certainly is for me. But that’s part of why Crime Cymru was set up, to help support Welsh crime writers/writing and to help us all support each other. This year I did my bit by managing to get Crime Cymru panels on the itinerary for both Newcastle Noir and CrimeFest. This was a big step for me, I’ve never done anything like that before and these are Festivals that draw in good names and discerning readers. Okay, I confess, I have done one thing like this before, I organised Dr Noir’s Travelling Crime Show through South Wales last year, and for the first one, Dr Noir was late and I had to step in. It was off the cuff, totally unresearched not to mention unrehearsed, and it wasn’t my finest hour, but I kept the panel talking...
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