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Launch Party for Retrograde Orbit & Follow Me In

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Kristyna Baczynski and Katriona Chapman will be here on Friday September 28th, 7-9pm, to celebrate the release of their new Avery Hill titles Retrograde Orbit (with exclusive bookplate) and Follow Me In !

Avery Hill, the South London-based publisher that could, are having a cracking year with some of their strongest releases yet. The self-published work of Kristyna Baczynski and Katriona Chapman has always been exceptionally good, so it's no surprise that the Avery Hill gang have taken up the opportunity to publish these new titles.

Kristyna's new book, Retrograde Orbit, is a character-driven science fiction tale steeped in questions of home and belonging.

"At the outer edge of the solar system, on the mining planet Tisa, Flint and her mother live in the colony of Swift Springs. Displaced by a nuclear event, Flint’s family settled in Swift Springs two generations ago to become miners. Soon Flint will be old enough to begin her apprenticeship at the refinery. But is the home that her family has built for her enough, or will a mysterious, irradiated planet pull her away from them? By following in their footsteps and leaving to forge a new path, is she betraying her family, or honouring their legacy?"

Katriona's debut graphic novel, Follow Me In, is a more grounded memoir recounting a trip through Mexico a decade and a half ago.

"Kat had no responsibilities and nothing to tie her down. But she had graduated university with no plans. She was an artist who hadn’t drawn in five years. She was lost. 
What’s more, she’d been avoiding admitting to herself something that all of those around her knew; that her boyfriend, Richard, had some serious problems with alcohol. 
Looking for a fresh start, the two of them quit their jobs and embarked on a journey to Mexico for what they expect to be an adventure of a lifetime. It led to experiences that changed both of their lives and to Kat rediscovering a love of art, a lifelong attachment to Mexico and the strength to move on.

Kristyna and Kat will be here from 7-9pm on Friday 28th September to chat, sign and maybe share a tipple or two in celebration of their new releases! Come join them!

Can't make it but would like something signed? Drop us an email to to arrange a reservation or mail order, or click through to our webshop to pre-order the exclusive bookplate edition of Retrograde Orbit or a signed copy of Follow Me In!

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