at a shop near you. At least if you live in Ireland, where they seem to release it a few weeks early. The OFFICIAL release date is April 30th, and will be marked by a series of three readings in almost as many days. Those of you in the vicinity of my home town of Bangor, Co. Down, can pop along to the all new Library on Hamilton Road on the 30th, or come along to No Alibis bookshop the following night, Friday, May 1st. The No Alibis reading will be particularly meaningful/emotional as the book is almost entirely set in the shop itself. I may also be reading a little bit from the sequel, The Day of the Jack Russell. Then on Monday, May 4th, I'm appearing at the Black Box theatre in Belfast, as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. I'm sharing the bill here with Dublin writer Gene Kerrigan. So you get two authors for the price of, uhm, two. Also worth noting that if you attend any of these gigs you'll hear two pieces of news about Mystery Man that have me very excited. If not, all will be revealed here in the next couple of weeks.
Before these gigs I'm also appearing at the Cuirt Festival in Galway - that's this coming Friday, and that gig is again with Gene Kerrigan.