Monthly Archives: June 2008

Hot Fun in the Summertime

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As I look towards this weekend, I see that it is all about making that leap to the new adventures that always seem unique to summer. On Sunday,  #2-Son heads off for a 6-week tour that will take him along …

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Sue’s Handy Tips for a Successful Book Signing

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Just as I promised, here is a list of helpful hints to get you all through those long hours of sitting alone in distant bookshops, trying to find that audience that you know has been there waiting for you, hovering …

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The End of the Road…For Now

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This final leg of my book tour began with a trip on the ferry cross the Mersey, a trip I’ve been longing to make since I was…well…rather young.  The sun was shining.  Jerry and the Pacemakers were singing in my …

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Off and Running Again

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I’m off again on the last leg of my book tour.  Just a quick reminder of where I’ll be and when. Friday, 20 June:  Liverpool  Waterstones, 14 Bold Street  1-2.30 pm and note the change of venue….. Saturday, 21 June:  Manchester …

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There and Back Again

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Well, I’m back from my weekend in NYC, a weekend that BA decided to extend an extra twelve hours by cancelling my flight home.  That did give us an extra day to toodle around the city, buy more stuff at …

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Jet setting

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I’m off for a quick weekend in New York (as one does).  It’s part of this “ex-pat” life that you get used to hopping on and off planes to go all sorts of places in too short a time.  But …

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And Now for Something Completely Different

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Not about writing.  About music. I’ve played the violin since I was five, and have played in orchestras forever.  First, school chamber groups (we all know what they sound like: 25 little kids squeaking their way through “Twinkle, Twinkle Little …

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Report from the Front (or You Never Know…)

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One of the wonderful perks of doing my tour is that I get to travel around Britain by train.  I love trains.  I find them hopelessly romantic (but then again I would, wouldn’t I?).  They seem to transport me not …

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Book Clubbing

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Regardless of whether you swing towards Oprah or Richard-and-Judy, the book club phenomenon is now firmly a part of our societies and I couldn’t be happier.  Book clubs provide a reason to rejoice.  They are one of the few signs …

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A Rite of Passage

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Yesterday I had my first book signing, and it was as you would expect it to be if you close your eyes and keep all those stories of non-famous on-the-road novelists in your head….. It was a busy chain bookstore …

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