Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Here's the proof I braved the blizzards to travel up North to York for a book signing at WH Smith's and an interview on BBC Radio York with Russell Walker.

OK, the wintry weather hit after we travelled to York. Despite the freezing conditions, we had a brilliant time.


Pat said...

You are quite mad! And very brave.
Have a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, successful 2010.

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Pat. Mad - possibly. Brave - er, no!
I hope you have a merry Christmas and a wonderful year in 2010.

Charles Gramlich said...

Eggscellent! You are keeping the old autograph hand busy I see!

Leigh Russell said...

You could say that, Charles.

ANNA-LYS said...

Good Yule Season
and happy writing!


From a snow-white Sweden

BernardL said...

Neat pictures. Merry Christmas, Leigh!

Leigh Russell said...

Greetings to a snow white Sweden, Anna-Lys.
I just finished Sidetracked by Henning Mankell who is coming to the UK in January as guest of BBC Radio 4's Bookclub.Guess who's going to be there in the invited audience!? I have to say, I think he's a real master of the genre.
Happy Christmas!

Leigh Russell said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Bernard!

Canary said...

Many Congratulations!!!! Great to know you're published, last I visited around March, you were working towards it, I guess :)
I am back after a long hiatus! :)
Wish you a happy new year :)

Middle Ditch said...

Merry Christmas leigh. Have a wonderful time

Debs said...

Well done managing to get to your destinations and not letting the weather stop you.

Hope you have a happy Christmas and even more success 2010.

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Akasha Savage said...

Happy Christmas Leigh. Glad to see you're still out and about promoting your book. Lots of Luck for the coming year :) xx

Leigh Russell said...

Nice to see you again, Canary. Keep in touch!

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Debs and best wishes for 2010.

Leigh Russell said...

That's some comment, Peter! Welcome anyway. I'm meeting a fellow Swede next month - Henning Mankell. I wonder if you read him?

Leigh Russell said...

Hi there, Akasha, me old blogbuddy. Happy New Year! I can't believe another year has gone by already. I feel as though I could have missed it if I'd blinked, it flew by so fast.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and all the best for 2010.

Mel said...

So pleased everything is going well for you and wanted to wish you all the best for 2010

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Aggie. Lovely to hear from you. I suppose your weather is warm and sunny...
All best wishes for 2010!

Leigh Russell said...

Thank you, Mel. Best wishes to you and all the little Trevelyans. I'm sure they'll bring back more memories for us older mums throughout 2010. Happy New Year!

ANNA-LYS said...

Happy New Successful Year!!!!

(( hug ))

Leigh Russell said...

Hugs right back at ya, Anny-Lys! Happy New Year - have a great decade.