I had hoped, that with a new bookshop opening three miles away from home (The Deal Bookshop – A Waterstones ‘light’) I would get a chance to do a signing. Sometimes it’s not the best way to spend a couple of hours – standing/sitting being studiously ignored by most of the people who come into a shop and being very conscious of taking up valuable space in often very small shops – but sometimes it can be very rewarding talking to people who have read one or more of my books and, having enjoyed them, are looking forward to the new one.
However. Last week I had to have an operation on my hand, my right hand – and I am right-handed. With hand heavily bandaged I will be unable to do anything other than scribble something illegible for some time so a signing is, for the time being, out of the question.
But if you happen to be in Deal pop into the bookshop and buy a copy!
East Kent features in the book (if only for the one night Jenna Freece spends in Sandwich on her way to Spain) just as some part of Kent features in most of my books one way or another. Wingham and Canterbury crop up quite a lot in Second Strand and most of Highly Unsuitable Girl is set around the Sevenoaks area.
As I plot the next adventure for Skye and Fergal I am sure Deal, Sandwich, Woodnesborough, Wingham and Eastry will have feature – maybe even Hammill which is where I lived when I started to write my first book The Last Dance.