Last night (Friday 15th Sept) I attended the book launch of Rhys Hughes's
- At the Molehills of Madness -
Rhys is a prolific writer of surreal, dark fiction and has an ambition to write 1,000 stories in his lifetime. I think he's around the 400 mark at the moment.
Attending the launch, at The Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, were a number of writers, Steve Redwood, Mike O'Driscoll, Rhys Hughes, just to mention a few.
Rhys gave us a reading of one of his short stories with the help of a few glasses of red wine and managed not to not fall off the stage and stayed coherent for most of the time :)
Music was provided by The Frictionlessman and another reading was done by Mike O'Driscoll who craftily finished the story before the ending so we would have to buy his book!
I have the pleasure of being in two anthologies with Mike, Cold Cuts 1 and Cold Cuts 2.
Chris Teague the editor and publisher from Pendragonpress was also in attendance.
From the left: Chris Teague - Rhys Hughes - Anna Lock (my wife) - Bob Lock - Steve Redwood
All in all, a good book evening. I was amazed how far Rhys managed to launch his book with his homemade mangonel, hehe...
Here he is after the first 20 glasses of wine kicked in:-
PS: For those of you following the thread from the TTA forum, sorry the nude photos of him didn't come out, they were under-exposed... I said he drank a lot of wine, didn't I?