Thursday, May 29, 2008

An invitation to the launch

Look what I got! They've finally arrived...hardback and paperback copies of Zuzu! Naturally I get them early. Come on - it's the only perk authors get! You can buy the hardback on the 1st June, and the paperback on July 3rd. Would you like to come to the launch of the paperback edition on Thursday July 3rd, 6 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. at Scarthin Books, Cromford, Derbyshire? There'll be wine and nibbles and lots of chat with fascinating people (I don't mean me), and I'll be reading from the book and signing copies. If you'd like to come, please will you email me so we know how many people to expect.

Monday, May 19, 2008


While I am twiddling my thumbs, waiting for the fun to start (i.e. my paperback launch on July 3rd at Scarthin Books) I thought I'd post you some pictures from my recent holiday. I tried to concentrate on colour this time, as my supremely-talented son does.

All the photographs - apart from the gate- were taken on Lindisfarne.

Below: the castle is in the background...

Below: the priory ruins are in the background...

Below: same again...

Saturday, May 03, 2008

My first endorsement for Zuzu's Petals

This is what the author Lucy Diamond has said about Zuzu's Petals:

"Full of warmth and wit, this is a romantic and often very moving novel, with a wonderful cast of characters."

In a few days I will have a new hardback copy in my trembling hands. I'm going to dig my sweet pea patch now, to calm myself down.