Wet Windy Edinburgh, but thanks…

Home from a wet and windy Edinburgh.

A HUGE thanks to everyone who attended Blackwells or Waterstones for the Launch http://www.facebook.com/TurnoftheTide.Novel
and who contributed to making both events a success. Special thanks to Marianne Wheelaghan and Prof. Ian Campbell for chairing the events and keeping me calm! Able to eat again – didn’t feel like it at all on Thursday – for anyone who knows me well a sure sign of just how nervous I was!

How nice is that?

First debut novel ‘event’ tomorrow in Blackwells, Edinburgh, http://www.cityofliterature.com/whats-on-results.aspx?sec=5&pid=23&item=3901 discussing ‘Writing History’ as part of the ‘Previously’ Festival.

Then official book launch in Waterstones, Edinburgh on Thursday… a little bit scary…

And an event in Eyemouth next week as part of Book Week Scotland. 1http://www.facebook.com/events/268168133295152/

I am delighted to have received messages from Cathy Kelly, Anne O’Brien and Jeffrey Archer – People’s Novelist Competition judges – sending me ‘best wishes’ for the book launch.

How nice is that?

First Gallery Photograph.

A steep learning curve for me here – I’ve just uploaded my first photo to Gallery – Winning the Historical Fiction section of the Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People’s Novelist competition was my first step towards finding a publisher. How I felt at the time is related on a guest blog for the Writers Workshop

title=”Guest Blog for Writers Workshop”>http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/blog/harpercollinspeoplesnovelistcompetition/

How I feel now – I’m 100% sure that the various competition wins and listings were a major contributory factor in my achieving publication and well worth the time and effort I gave to them. (And sometimes the one you think least likely may be the one you win…)

A huge thanks to Richard who ‘captured’ the stock photography for me and to Annette who sent me a quick guide to Word Press.