I'm off to the Edinburgh International Book Festival and I'm more excited than as if Pilgrim had tapped on the door of my office and asked me out for drinks - thats how excited I am!
I can only stop for a couple of days, so its going to be Monday 13th Aug to Wednesday 15th Aug - short, but sweet. I'll be taking the train from Devon all the way up to the gorgeous city with the amazing people. many of you won't know that I once lived in Scotland - Dunblane to be exact - such a truly breath-taking place and the people are warm, funny and astute. I shall be roaming around and available for a chat if I happen to bump into you. Drop me an email and if theres enough of you - we'll have a pow-wow.
Its been a very busy week - but a great one. As you know, its all about you the reader. I belong to a writing and reading group and the suggestion was made to make Pilgrim The Balance available for libraries. I thought about the best way to accomplish this and decided to contact reading groups within libraries. The response was uni-formally positive! Beginning Monday 16th July - library book club members will be able to read the first book in the Neath A Pilgrim Chronicles free of charge. The first libraries to read the book will be Reading libraries and Ottery St Mary. My thanks to all the librarians who embraced the opportunity and even came up with suggestions of how to make the experience a more fulfilling one. Those ideas have already been incorporated into this website - email/speak to the author and receive a question sheet related to the book. Thanks again everyone!
Summer came along and kicked my butt! You know that feeling when your shoes feel as if they're glued to the floor - well, I tried to do a number of things but my feet wouldn't go - to the washing machine, tumble-dryer, to water the garden - it was hotter than the face of the sun out there - damn!!
But absolutely no need to worry - its the UK - it'll be raining cats and dogs before you know it.