Wednesday, 24 February 2010

It's a hard life...!

In case you thought I was doing nothing but work at my writing, I thought I'd share a few photos taken when I was out and about this week.
Here you can see me hard at work giving a talk to a book club. Fortunately they loved CUT SHORT. I met one of them at a book signing last year, and they kindly invited me to go and talk to them. They were really welcoming, and very interesting. The group includes two speech therapists, an experienced social worker and teachers - all very relevant to CUT SHORT.
On Saturday I signed at the Get Writing Conference at Hatfield University. I wasn't able to run a workshop, as I had a Very Important Meeting with my publisher that morning (!) but I did go along to sign at lunch time. The photo shows me with Bibiophile Helen. (We haven't morphed into pixies - I'm holding a poster.) In her review, Helen described CUT SHORT as 'a thoroughly gripping, sprint paced, creepy thriller' which she 'couldn't put down.'


Finally, here's a photo sent to me by Stanmore College, where I gave a talk before Christmas. The students described CUT SHORT as 'gripping' and 'a good read'.

So it's not all head down writing. I do get out and about and meet people, which is great fun.


If you'd like a visit to your book club, writers circle, school, college or library, feel free to contact me. You can leave a comment here, send a message via the contact page on http://www.noexit.co.uk or use the email on my profile.

8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Now you're just rubbing it in! :)

Leigh Russell said...

Meeting lots of lovely people ;)

Val said...

You have been very busy and it looks like you are having fun...

Leigh Russell said...

And people say writing is a solitary occupation, Val. I've met some really nice people through my writing - the team at my publishers, many dedicated bookshop staff and, of course, my growing circle of readers.

Guillaume said...

Gotta go to one of those book signings.

Leigh Russell said...

That would be nice, Guillaume. The schedule is on my publisher's website http://www.noexit.co.uk

Debs said...

Looks like everyone had a great time.

Leigh Russell said...

It's all such fun, Debs. If someone could just add ten hours to my day - even five -