Wednesday, 9 November 2011

News

I haven't posted for a while as I've been so busy! My three workshops for the Society of Authors were good fun and challenging. All were sold out and everyone who participated and appeared to enjoy themselves, and the Society provided a great lunch (thanks to M & S). As usual, we had a wide ranging group of authors attending, from bestselling crime authors like myself to those experienced in writing non-fiction and considering tackling a new genre. The standard of writing was, of course, excellent, as everyone who came along was  a successfully published author in their own right and I was privileged to be running such a high-powered workshop. (Yes, and a little daunted!)
I am always pleased to accept invitations to give talks in libraries. Followers of this blog know how passionate I am about supporting libraries, so I won't say too much about that here. Please check my earlier post if you'd like to read my views about the importance of supporting our libraries. As always, the audiences at Mill Hill and Pinner were interesting, and interested in what I had to say. Thank you.  And of course it's always a real thrill to meet fans of my books!
You can see the schedule of my future appearances on http://leighrussell.co.uk/ under Events. Please come along and say hello if I'm in your area.
NEWS
My publisher emailed this morning to tell me I am now officially an 'internationally bestselling author' as Cut Short is at number 1 on kindle on amazon.de, number 66 overall, and number 3 on amazon.fr for female detectives.
Thank you to all my overseas fans who have been spreading the word! Please keep mentioning my books to your friends. Without a marketing budget word of mouth is the only way my books are being promoted so I really do appreciate (and need) your support to keep sales going.

10 comments:

Debs Carr said...

Woo hoo, brilliant news. Congratulations!

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool on the bestseller! Rock on.

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks for everything, Debs!

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Charles. Have to enjoy my moment of glory... tomorrow's another day and who knows what will happen, but today's a good one! way hay!

Guillaume said...

Congrats!

And you make me want to go to one of those workshops. I could use some creativity now.

BernardL said...

That is really terrific news, Leigh! Congratulations!

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Bernard! Life is full of ups and downs. It's good to celebrate the successes when they come along.

Leigh Russell said...

Guillaume - check out Get Writing 2012. There are some great events going on (including my workshop...) and you have the opportunity to meet lots of other writers, agents, and people working in the publishing industry, as well workshops and panels you can attend. It's hosted by the University of Hertfordshire, which is in Hatfield.

D.J. Kirkby said...

Well done! Each success is well deserved. I agree 100% about the importance of libraries.

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Denise. I do worry about what is happening with libraries. It's so encouraging to visit and meet groups of committed readers.