I've been to chat with Liz at the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre about a book launch but I was feeling a little shy so we decided on a 'meet the author day' which will be on June 7th. Liz has been so supportive since I showed her Secrets of the Shingle back in 2016 and now I have half a shelf of books there!
But a day after telling Liz I couldn't possibly stand up and talk about my books in front of an audience, I found myself doing just that in front of a packed hall at the Dymchurch Heritage Group's meeting! The group had kindly allowed me to take my books along as their talk for the evening was about the authors of Romney Marsh, I hadn't expected to be standing up and giving my own short talk about the novel. I guess it was good to be thrown in at the deep end and it has given me the confidence to think that, with a few notes, I could manage a longer author talk. Nice to spot Oliver Tidy, another Dymchurch author in the audience. And afterwards - a chance of a book signing. Lovely to have such support from the members of the group.
More book signings and a talk coming up... more on this next time.