Meet the Authors

November 2019 is National Novel Writing month, and the Inca authors are happy to present two 'meet the author' events in Lancashire. Please do try and make it. There will be thrills and spills, chills and frills, and you will learn how to manage in the backbreaking world of independent authorship. You can even grill us on how we stay sane against the odds (some of us, anyway).


We have two venues so far on our international tour.
Wednesday 13th November at Heysham Library, 13:00 to 15:00
396 Heysham Road, Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 2BJ
And the flyer, so you can see who you are dealing with...

Wednesday 13th November at Harris Museum and Art Gallery, 17:15 to 19:15
Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP
And the flyer for this venue

We look forward to seeing you at one of the venues.

About the Presenters

The three presenters originally met through the now defunct Authonomy website, which encouraged writers to review each other’s works and to help one another to improve their manuscripts and promotional pitches. The site was also a platform for forming special interest groups. The two Robs and Andy first got together via the Comedy Literature Only Group (CLOG), which survives to this day, following a forced migration to Goodreads. They and many other members regularly review works in progress and offer constructive advice to all-comers.

The first of the speakers is Lancashire-based author Rob Gregson, whose light-hearted fantasy adventure ‘Shelf Life’ was published earlier this year. He will be talking about the process of finding a publisher and the immense value of seeking peer feedback during the creative process. His previous novels include ‘Unreliable Histories’ and ‘The Endless Land’, both of which are available as e-books on Amazon

Robert Wingfield, founder of The Inca Project, a mutual support group of over 60 independent authors, will share his long experience of the different self-publishing routes, including the support and advice that is available to them. He will take the audience through an exploration of different options, online platforms and templates for manuscripts, and will show physical examples of the results. Rob is a prolific writer and some of his previous publications include: The Gothic Ankerita series concerning a Tudor anchoress reborn in modern times, The Dan Provocations, a satirical sci-fi series, children's books in the form of modern day Swallows and Amazons, and travelogues of Sicily, North Cyprus and Syros.

Finally, Andy Chapman - a self-published author of comedy and horror novels - will talk about his writing and publishing processes, including the business of audio book production. He will be sharing his enthusiasm for audio books – as listener, producer and writer – and showing why it can present an important opportunity for independent authors. Andy has published a number of comedy novels, including ‘The Accidental Scoundrel’ and ‘Tripping the Night Fantastic’, and his most recent is a horror novel: ‘Shelley Town RPG.” All are available on Amazon.

And of course there will be plenty of time to ask questions, and grill the authors.