To celebrate the publication of Timesmith last week the nice people at Waterstones Middlesbrough arranged for me to do a signing event in their store.
Apart from the launch event for Sorrowline, which was a different sort of event, it’s the first time I’ve done a book shop appearance. When I do school events the audience doesn’t have a lot of choice about being there – although I hope they enjoy themselves – but a bookstore audience is very different. Apart from a few friends who dropped by (with a cuppa and a muffin, thank you very much!) the majority of people were passing customers who hadn’t heard of me or my books before. In spite of my lack of infamy they were keen to talk, ask about my books and even purchase them! And not just Sorrowline! Many took the plunge and bought both books!
I had a great time meeting, chatting and signing, and I can’t wait to do my next book shop event! There’s talk of more soon, once it’s confirmed I’ll put the details on my events page.