Forgive me for sharing my quotation from Jeffery Deaver with you again. I'm so proud of it!
"CUT SHORT is a stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, a seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure. And you're just plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel."
Lately I've met some really friendly book folk like the lovely Helen Hunt. (No, not that Helen Hunt. This one isn't a film star. I'm talking about the real Helen Hunt, known to some as Helen M Hunt. She took the time to come all the way to Henley to my book signing on Saturday. Luckily CUT SHORT had sold out by 1 o'clock (apologies to the lady I wasn't able to sign for - why is there always more than one customer wanting that last copy?) so Helen and I were able to go out for coffee together, trailing our poor uncomplaining spouses along in our wake. Helen is the writer of many short stories that have been published in magazines but more of that later. Yes, there's another interview in the pipeline! Here we are together. (I'm the little one who looks like a tortoise.)
I have more photos - and more interviews - on the way.
My schedule from now now until the launch of ROAD CLOSED in June:
17th April - Waterstones Uxbridge signing
24th April - Waterstones Windsor signing
25th April - Waterstones Harrow signing
1st May - Heffers Cambridge signing
5th May – Verulam Writers Circle talk
15th May - Waterstones Winchester signing
21st May - CrimeFest Bristol talk & signing
29th May - WH Smith's Watford signing
1st June – Thames Valley Writers talk
2nd June – Westfield Library London bestselling crime writers panel
5th June - Waterstones Watford signing
12th June - Waterstones Bedford signing
Hope to meet you when I'm out and about.
And now - just because I can - WATCH THE TEAR!
And now I have to end this chatty post on a sombre note. I discovered through twitter about half an hour ago that another fantastic independent bookshop, NINEVEH in Havant, is under threat. Last year Nineveh hosted events for Havant Literary Festival. I was thrilled to be invited to participate and gave a talk to a lively and interesting audience. The event was very well attended so I know there are many people in Havant who are passionate about books. Please, if you live If you live in Havant, and value books, don't let this bookshop vanish.