All quiet on the bookish front?

It’s been three weeks since the book came out. I had to just sit down and work that out, and I’m surprised it’s gone so quickly. Three weeks of published authordom!

It’s been pretty good so far. I’ve only seen the book in one shop, but that was a good moment. It’s been reviewed in several national papers and magazines, and I hear it’s sold out in my hometown. Apart from that, I’m waiting to hear back from my editor about Book 2, and girding myself for the mountain of work that probably needs done on that. These little lulls between edits are a nice time – a chance to breathe. Or, if you’re me, a chance to start worrying about your next-next book, and then your next-next-next book, and whether you should also be writing plays/films/short stories, or copy for cereal boxes.

This is a fairly boring post, as I’m still trying to wrap my head round the book actually being out there. The reviews and responses so far have been great, so a huge thank you to everyone who’s read it.

I’ll just flag up a couple of events that are happening this year, which may interest you if you’re a reader and/or aspiring writer.

I’ll be appearing on two panels at Crimefest in Bristol – a brilliant crime convention for fans and writers alike.

Some other writing events I’ve attended in the past and found very helpful are the one-day courses run by the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, and the weekend-long Festival of Writing, which is in September this year. Both definitely worth a look. Maybe see you there!

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