Tonight the No Good Brother(s) Tour kicks off when Tyler and his brother Jonathan join the Cellar Bards in Cardigan. The Bards are a talented group of writers and always provide a warm welcome for their guests, so it's the perfect spot to launch the tour. The event takes place in Cardigan's Cellar Bar at 7.30 pm tonight - so catch you there!
This week marks the second week in the innovative Underground: Tales for London project, run by The Borough Press and The Evening Standard. Twelve authors were asked to developed a short story inspired by the tube. Each story will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, and extracts appear in the paper. The project started off last week with 'The Piccadilly Predicament' by Lionel Shriver, and this week the baton passed to Tyler, whose story is entitled 'Worm on a Hook' (kudos if you catch the Canadian musical reference). Here's the official summary, courtesy of The Evening Standard:
"The second episode of 'Underground: Tales for London' is a funny, wince-inducing family caper along the central line. A careless father walks his toddler into a pillar while rushing for a train, then faces embarrassment and desperation as they try valiantly to find a hospital."
The piece can be listened to in its entirety at The Evening Standard, and an extract is available online here. The complete series of stories will be collected in an anthology, to be published by Borough this autumn.
That's right, folks: launch day is here. The official release date of Tyler's new novel, No Good Brother, is February 22, and to mark the day The Borough Press is teaming up with Waterstones to host an evening of reading, wine, and - hopefully - Tim Horton's donuts. The venue is Waterstones The Hayes in Cardiff city centre, and doors open at 6.30 for readings at 7-ish. For reasons of space this one has a guest list, but it's not exclusive by any means (that would be very un-Canadian, after all); there are a few spots still available so if you're interested in coming along fire an email to Tyler's uni account at KeevilT@cardiff.ac.uk. Either way, don't worry: this is just the beginning and in a month's time, the official No Good Brother(s) music and reading tour kicks off at 8 venues across Wales and the Southwest of England - so we hope to see you at one of those events, with more details to follow soon!