Thomas & Mercer Author Reunion
I didn't take part in this years' Crime Festival in Harrogate but Amazon Publishing threw a slap-up meal for their authors at The White Hart Hotel and invited me to come along too. As Harrogate is virtually on my doorstep, I was happy to attend and and had a fabulous time. It was great to meet up with old friends and make some new ones too.
'Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside...'
Last Friday I took part in the 'Wordpool' Book Festival in Blackpool, organised by the town's libraries. I joined a panel discussing innovative ways to succeed in self-publishing. It was a glorious day and great fun, although, sadly, over far too quickly. The event was well-organised, well-attended and the suggestions and comments made by fellow author, Dan Worsley,and myself seemed to be well-received.
Here's some photos from the event.
Fabulous event in Stockton
I had a wonderful day at the 'Crossing the Tees' Book Festival in Stockton last Saturday. I gave my little talk, met some lovely people (including several of my ex-pupils) and I sold 17 books. I really enjoy meeting people and leaving the study and the computer for a while - especially now that my latest novel is starting to absorb me. A distraction now and then is a good thing. The whole event was very friendly, great fun and well-organised. Loved it - and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will invite me back again next year!
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