Really privileged to be interviewed by Radio Reverb’s Anna Burtt - alongside three writers who, like me, have been inspired by our wonderful city-by-the-sea. To listen to the podcast, click the link below.
What was it like coming ‘out’ in the early 80s? A sneak peek at the storyline for the sequel to The Brightonians. And why I find my adopted hometown so inspiring. Just a taste of some of the things I chatted to Andrew about in this fab podcast series. Click the link to have a listen.
Shortly before Christmas 2021, I had the pleasure of chatting to fellow author, Kitty Fisher. To hear what we talked about and listen to Kitty's own story set in Brighton - 'Iridesco - A Homer's Odyssey' - click on the link below.
In the run up to World Aids Day 2021, I was thrilled to be invited by the Sussex Beacon to do a book signing in their shop on the bottom of St. James’s Street, in the heart of the city’s LGBTQ+ village – where most of the story in my novel takes place.
As one of Brighton & Hove’s leading providers of care for people living with HIV and AIDS it was an absolute privilege to be able to help raise funds for the charity at this important time. And in just two hours I signed 24 books and profits from book sales raised over £130!
On 26th August 2021 - 5 months after publication day - I finally got to celebrate the launch of my book with friends and representatives from our vibrant LGBTQ+ communities. Here is a short overview - with the full interview in the videos below.
The first of two 20 minute interviews with David Sheppeard of Queer in Brighton/Spire/Coast is Queer/Marlborough - with readings from the book by acclaimed actor Hugh Ross.
The second interview with more readings from the book by Hugh. After the chat, about 100 guests mingled on the terrace in the late summer sunshine.
Hear me chat to Sarah Gorrell about my journey to becoming a published author. Listen on BBC Sounds - three hours and 10 minutes into the show - after the 1 o'clock news at 13.09pm - or on SoundCloud by clicking the picture opposite.
Hear me talk about the collision of
past and present, fact and fiction.
Hear me read an excerpt from my novel.
A short blog post I wrote for my piano school - PLUK - about the very basic soundtrack I created for the PR trailer for my book.
Queer heritage, writing during lockdown and the real Brightonians that appear in the novel. Click and join me and Kathy at 3:39:40 on slider.
As one of the UK’s most read LGBTQ+ online magazines – and a huge presence in the Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ scene since 1993 - I’m absolutely thrilled to appear in this month's issue. You can read the full article at gsecene.com or by clicking on link
An opportunity to spread the word to more Brightonians with an interview in The Whistler - the magazine serving West Brighton.
From Margarine to Maupin -
a candid chat with Sarah Gorrell from BBC Sussex
about my inspiration and journey.
Article in February's edition of our local community magazine which covers much of BN1, BN2 and BN3. Perfect vehicle to spread the word about my debut novel to my fellow Brightonians.
AND THE WINNER IS...
On April 1st 2021, I entered the names of everyone who had subscribed to my site before 30.03.21 into a prize draw to win a signed limited edition print of the book cover artwork by acclaimed artist Sarah Arnett. And the lucky winner - as pecked out by Charles de Gull - is...
Copyright © 2022 DarenKayAuthor - All Rights Reserved.
Powered by GoDaddy Website Builder