Wednesday 18 November 2009

The Joys of being an Author

I've been going through The Editor's suggestions for ROAD CLOSED, the second in the Geraldine Steel series.
Was it hard work? No, not at all.
Has the experience changed me? Of course not. Look at my picture. Do I look any different?
That's about as coherent as I'm able to be at the moment. I have lots of exciting news - I'll be at CRIMEFEST 2010 - but will post about it another day. I'm too tired right now.
Last word - this weekend I'm signing in WATFORD (Borders) on Saturday and BRENT CROSS (WH Smith's) on Sunday. Please come along if you're in the area and would like a signed copy for yourself or for a Christmas present. I'd love to see you there. And hopefully I'll be looking more like myself again!
For some reason my blog is refusing to upload any more images so I'll show you the cover for ROAD CLOSED next time. I'd be interested to know what you all think of it.


Charles Gramlich said...

Uhm, looks a bit like Popeye.

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Not looking your best I must say and you do realise you aren't allowed to smoke in-doors now. No, not even when you are the star of a book signing. Have fun.

Leigh Russell said...

Aw thanks, Charles. I've always thought Popeye is drop dead gorgeous.

Leigh Russell said...

You don't think the picture flatters me, Petty Witter? I posed for hours for this one - and I don't even smoke! Maybe I should have toned down the glamour?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I don't know how you do it.

Looking forward to seeing the cover of Road Closed.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Debs - I'll put it up as soon as it's confirmed - or maybe before, to see what you think...!

DJ Kirkby said...

You've got to come a bit further South before I'll be able to make one of your signings! Hope it goes well and that loads of fans show up. Like your new photo, the one in your profile, not the one in this post! :)

Leigh Russell said...

Hi DJ Kirby - I hope to be back at Havant Festival in 2010, also coming to Tunbridge Wells, Brighton and Bournemouth - I'm not sure whereabouts you are.
It took a long time to finally take a decent photo of me - this one is actually cropped from a photo taken at a book signing in WH Smith's in Oxford.