‘Jacey’s Kingdom’ author Dave Weaver recently gave an ‘author’s night’ talk at Harrow Writers’ Circle where he discussed his recently published novel with a friendly and enthusiastic crowd of fellow scribes. After outlining the plot and reading a couple of example passages Dave answered questions on how he came up with his bizarre tale of dreamscape time-traveling and discussed the novel’s theme of how our perception of reality can be changed by extreme personal events. He also described how lucky he was to have been published in the first place, something the Circle no doubt agreed with, and how all writers should keep plugging away and not lose faith in their creative ability.
Dave finished with a reading of his short essay ‘I’m Here But I’m Really There’ comparing famous works of fantasy from different ages which he feels belong to a common, if so far unnamed, genre (amongst others he cited ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Life On Mars’ and er… ‘Jacey’s Kingdom’). This seemed to go down well with the Circle who gave it a nice round of applause. Dave signed copies of ‘Jacey’ at the end of the meeting.
Dave is looking forward to attending a similar event with Hertford Writers’ Circle on Wednesday 13th November, 8.00pm, at the White Horse, Castle Street, Hertford.