Fight Like A Girl Launch

Jo_RozOn April 2nd, Joanne Hall and I hosted the launch of our latest collaboration, the anthology Fight Like A Girl. It took place in the Hatchet Inn, which is one of several pubs that can lay claim to being the oldest in Bristol (it’s complicated).

Being BristolCon, we don’t believe in doing something easy when we could be doing something spektaklier, so with a little help from the Foundation fund and a lot of help from our friends (Hi John Bav!), we ran what attendees were soon calling a ‘mini-con’, with readings from contributors Lou Morgan, Sophie E Tallis and Danie Ware, whose idea it all was, and a panel discussion hosted with exquisite expertise by the lovely Cheryl Morgan. We had demonstrations of sword fighting from School of the Sword ladies Lizzie Rose and Fran Terminiello (also a contributor) and the astonishing Aikido black belt Juliet E. McKenna (Also a contributor.)

Cheryl has audio from the mixing deskfran and will no doubt be producing a high-quality podcast of the readings and panel in due course. I had video from my iPhone, supplemented by clips from Pete Sutton and photos from Sophie (cheers!), and have produced a lo-fi highlights reel of the afternoon’s entertainment, which you can view on YouTube here.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make both the book and the event happen!

 

Fight Like A Girl GoodReads Giveaway

It’s tough to be a sword for hire when nobody’s hiring, but if you’re a bit short of funds to spend on your copy of Fight Like A Girl, enter our special Goodreads Giveaway. It runs from now until April 30th. The book launches on April 2nd, and features stories by female writers including Juliet McKenna, Gaie Sebold, Danie Ware, Lou Morgan and Julia Knight.

Enter using the widget below and please don’t forget to add the book to your To-Read shelf. Best of luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Fight Like A Girl by Joanne Hall

Fight Like A Girl

Giveaway ends April 30, 2016.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.