I just spent a couple of days at the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ convention in Southport England. I did two performances and as part of my contract I got a table in the dealer’s hall to sell my novel Shadowmagic. The dealers hall at a magic convention is a strange and wondrous place. People selling all sorts of magic devices from: collapsible animatronic bunnies, to full sized guillotines. All day magicians picked up my novel and asked, “What does it do?” By the end of the day I was screaming, “It’s a book! You read it!” I sold about 70 of them.
In the stall next to me, selling balloons for balloon animal twisting, was latex sculpture extraordinaire – Gerry Luff. He saw the Celtic knot on the cover of Shadowmagic and sculpted it with balloons – have a look. Thanks Jerry.