Just returned from a restful holiday in the sun, I am full of plans and ideas for my next novel. The working title is “The Search” and, having evolved themes and characters and a story-line, I have begun writing. Creating a book takes time (my first novel took two years) and this book may be an ‘epic’ so I knows I’m in for a ‘long haul’, but I’m enthusiastic about the new project and always enjoy the process of telling a story, putting words on the page, and building a book.
On Wednesday, 3rd December, I will be in Dorchester in Dorset at Waterstones ‘Christmas Cracker’ evening shopping event 6 – 9pm, with other local authors at a signing and book promotion. Next week I’ll be at a book promotional event with local authors at Huckleberry’s Bookshop in Salisbury Street at Blandford Forum in Dorset, during their special Christmas late-night shopping evening in the town.
Since ‘Madness Lies and other stories’ was published in September, I have been busy with book signings and events. The London Launch was held aboard a large houseboat on the River Thames at Putney on 18th September, which was reported in Mandrake in the Daily Telegraph. On October 14th I was on a panel of local authors discussing the Booker Shortlist at an event organised by Waterstones at Bridport Arts Centre.