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 Narberth Book Fair had to be cancelled, sadly, like so many other events and gatherings this year, but had the brilliant wheeze of putting on a virtual literary festival in its place, called Literally Online. 

Lots of gifted authors were there being interviewed by either Judith Barrow or Thorne Moore, both exceptional writers themselves. Just click on to see all the interviews. I\’m there too, talking about The Katherine Wheel Series and my new project, the sequel to The Rose Trail, where Fay and Percy head off to Anglesey to rescue a rock musician whose new studio is being haunted.

You may need to subscribe to to view these interviews. The monthly fee is £1.99, far less than the price of a cup of coffee, which can be cancelled at any time as there is no pressure to enter into a  contract of any sort. There\’s lots of other information on the website and programmes about the paranormal (very appropriate), music festivals, books, music and events (for the future naturally!).

So grab that cup of coffee and join me in a chat!

Alex Martin – In The Plotting Shed: New Virtual Literary Festival

New Virtual Literary Festival

Happy New Year to you all!

And hopefully, it really will be once the vaccination programme is fully rolled out. Regaining our freedom will be amazing, won\’t it?

In the meantime, as we can\’t meet readers in person, who are based in Pembrokeshire, Wales, are putting on a virtual Literary Festival online. You can join in for #free on Saturday next, the 16th January 2021 at:

where you can \’meet\’ about 20 authors who will be chatting to another one, the empathetic and gifted Judith Barrow, whose work can be found via her blog at

I\’m on at 14.50 but there are many other authors of different genres who\’ll be sharing their work. So, if you are interested in children\’s books, mystery thrillers, domestic noir or gritty sagas you will find something to your taste, I\’m sure. After each interview, the author will be available for questions from views and all the authors will come together at the end, at around 1600 hours to answer questions from the public together.

This live event can be attended for free for as long as you want, but if you\’d like more you can listen to archive interviews for the paltry sum of £1.99 by subscribing to This is a monthly fee and there is no contract, so you can cancel at any time. It\’s incredible value as there are many other programmes to be enjoyed, not just literary ones, but music, drama, sport and festivals, in fact, all the other forms of entertainment you could wish for.

Here\’s the link to a previous interview I did on their \’Cover to Cover\’ feature.

I do hope you can join in with this #free celebration of Welsh authors – we\’re a diverse and interesting bunch!