If you live in Abu Dhabi, why not come along to the Expat Woman Spring Fair at the Millenium Corniche Hotel on Saturday morning (23 April)? I'll be there signing copies of Bloody Flies.
Many thanks to the kids and teachers at the British International School Abu Dhabi for giving me such a friendly reception today, and producing excellent work at my writing workshop (For Book Week).
The topic was Focused Free-Writing and the students seized the moment to create many vivid characters, locations and plots.
I hope that some of these new stories are developed further and that these kids keep using their imaginations to become the writers of the future.
Check out the latest newspaper article about the banning of Bloody Flies:
I'll be appearing at The View Bistro on Largs Promenade on Friday 3rd August
from 10am – 2pm to sign copies of my new novel Bloody Flies.
So, why not have a day out in Largs next Friday and, while you're strolling along the front, pop into The View Bistro and pick up your signed copy.
Andrew J Keir
Waterstone's are interested in launching Bloody Flies in Glasgow in early august.
This will more than make up for my UAE launch being blocked.
Watch this space for developments.
I've been informed through an intermediary that the National Media Council will not process Bloody Flies at this time. I was told that their representative enjoyed the book but he would not be completing the authorization process. He emphasised that the UAE doesn't ban books.
This non-ban means that I'm unable to do publicised public signings in the UAE and that I've had to withdraw the novel from souq.com. On the other hand Bloody Flies is still available for UAE residents (And everyone else) to buy online, from Amazon, Waterstones, Kobo, itunes, Barnes & Noble, The Mighty Ape etc.
Bloody Flies is causing a stir. Tell your friends.
Andrew J Keir
Scottish novelist and short story writer based in Abu Dhabi.