Tom Harris

Writer of edgy Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction


October 2014

Portsmouth Bookfest – Day of the Dead II

Halloween is here!

Already? I hear you cry!

Yes, I reply… in what was a fairly dull conversation I’d admit, but it does mean that it’s time for Will Sutton’s brilliant – Day of the Dead event.

After the success of the sell out event at The Square Tower last year, there will be another eclectic mix of spoken word and music to celebrate Halloween and all that is dark and gruesome.

I will be reading an excerpt from a future novel called THE INFORMATION – a middle grade, fantasy, sci-fi adventure set in a macabre future world.

I wrote the draft of this book one morning on a golf course… I got hit a bit, but a few golf ball scars have certainly enhanced my profile.

So if you want to listen to this and more spooky snippets here’s the official plug…


Friday 31st October           7.15pm                   Day of the Dead II 

Square Tower


Hello Darkness! With the Portsmouth Writers’ Hub

Macabre. Poignant. Gut-wrenching. Pungent.

Tales and songs performed by the writers themselves.
Alongside the talented authors who created last year’s sell-out Day of the Dead event, Portsmouth Writers’ Hub brings you fresh voices to confront the darkness.

Sounds alright, eh?

Hope to see some of you at the event, but if not have a great month of trick a treating, bonfires and eating soup again if it cools down. I haven’t had a bowl of Oxtail since about February, so I for one welcome a little cold weather… eventually

Tom ‘All Roll and no Soup’ Harris


Well it’s that time of year again, when Portsmouth Bookfest takes over my life for a month.

This is my third year of being involved in the Bookfest and it really only seems like 2 years and 12 months since I first got involved – honestly, it does…

So, to celebrate the launch of the paperback of Portsmouth Fairy Tales for adults, we’ll be headlining at the Guildhall!

Yep, you can check us out in the presence of the Lord Mayor soon – yeah, yeah, yeah… I know what you’re going to say

Woooooh, you’ve changed… You don’t hang out with riff-raff anymore!

Well, you’ve obviously not met any of my friends and family if you truly believe that!!!

The event is free, but please follow the link below if you wish to book a ticket for what should be an entertaining evening.

Here’s the official blurb…

Thursday 23rd October     7.30pm                BookFest Launch

 FREE – please book a ticket at

 Lord Mayor’s Room, Portsmouth Guildhall

This special event sees the official launch of Portsmouth BookFest 2014. We will officially open the festival and we are delighted to celebrate the publication of Portsmouth Fairytales For Grown Ups- the authors invite you to an entertaining evening of readings to celebrate the launch of this brand new collection of Portsmouth-based stories.

Not bad, eh?

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