Had the chance to attend an evening with Jasper Fforde tonight – held at Wrexham library as part of the Wrexham Arts Festival the event only had around 20 people attending. However Jasper was very entertaining, telling us how he wrote his first book, The Big Over Easy, had it rejected 76 times and then wrote another book, his next ‘Nursery Crime’ ‘The Fourth Bear’ as a follow up! He was more successful with ‘The Eyre Affair’, but had decided to write excatly what he wanted thinking he’d never be published! He had loads of tales about how he writes, how he came up with the subplots and puns – wish I had half his imagination!
At the end he signed and stamped my two hardbacks and gave out some of his collectable post cards.