Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Holding my second book in my hand...

I received a proof copy of ROAD CLOSED in the post today! I think my publisher hurried it through for London Book Fair (no longer London International Book Fair...)
It is surreal to open a book and read your own story on the pages. Strange and very exciting!
The actual cover has a little more on it than the image here (like a quotation from Jeffery Deaver - "a stylish top-of-the-line crime tale") and because it's B format the print is larger than in CUT SHORT, which is better.
I am now the author of TWO books. I can't stop grinning...
Here's a link to a new interview - pages 14-15: http://issuu.com/whitstableimp/docs/whit_may2010

24 comments:

Guillaume said...

Must be really cool.

HelenMHunt said...

How wonderful. So happy for you.

Leigh Russell said...

Merci, Guillaume -
Thank you, Helen -
It is very cool!

I'm at my usual muddle stage with DEAD END, having moved a few chapters around - now everything's in the wrong place aaaargh! - so my parcel arriving cheered me up a LOT.

jim said...

Congratulations!! I've started reading Cut Short, that you signed for me in Uxbridge on Saturday and I'm really enjoying it.

JJ Beattie said...

Congratulations Leigh. I read Cut Short last week on holiday - I really enjoyed it and I'm passing it over to Husband now.

Rick said...

I'm so happy for you, Leigh! Now how about that interview for this new book?

Annie said...

Hi Leigh,

I was just thinking of you so popped in to check on your upcoming book and Voila!, here it is almost ready for us. Can't wait to see what mystery and skullduggery awaits Geraldine.

Annie

Leigh Russell said...

Hey Jim, thanks for visiting here. It was good to meet you and I'm glad you're enjoying CUT SHORT.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi JJ - Good to hear from you. I've been meaning to hop over to your blog to see how you're doing. I'm glad you enjoyed CUT SHORT - hope the hubby likes it!

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Rick - I'm up for an interview. Any time!

Leigh Russell said...

Ooooh, Annie... Mystery and Skulduggery...

Chris Stovell said...

Congratulations... I feel excited for you. TWO real books of your work is a fantastic achievement, brilliant.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Chris - I've just been over to your blog - you're so busy! I do like your photo. It looks as though you do a lot of writing at that desk.

Jen Brubacher said...

Wonderful, Leigh! Now, when can I get my copy? ;)

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Debs said...

I love the cover and can't wait for my copy to arrive.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Debs
The cover is eye catching - and it does have something to do with the plot...
I hope you like it when you read it. (I'm firmly ignoring that little voice in my head : what if no one likes it???)

Jilly said...

Looking forward to reading it!

Val said...

Awesome Leigh!
When will it be available?
I wanted to wait so I could order BOTH books.
I will be keeping these forever in my fav book collections.

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks for your support, Jilly

Leigh Russell said...

Val, I'm SO touched by your wanting to keep my books 'forever'. Thank you! It makes them sound so precious. When my children were little, they used to bring all their pictures and stories and books and whatnot home from school. I told them I would keep everything they did forever. I had a 'Keep Forever Box'. Needless to say it filled up very quickly and I had to do a little 'weeding' now and then! I still have a 'Keep Forever Box' with keepsakes of sentimental value.

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Maisey's Attic said...

Hi - nice to meet you yesterday in Harrow. The book looks good - my son thinks so as well! Might have to wait for my turn -

Congratulations on your success

xxx

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Maisey - how nice to hear from you. I hope you enjoy CUT SHORT, and manage to read it before ROAD CLOSED is out... delighted your son is reading it too!