My how the time flies. I can't believe it's the 1st of May! Here in France it's a holiday, and there's a tradition of selling Lily of the Valley (muguet in French) at roadside stalls. I've got some in my garden and I'm looking forward to seeing it shortly.
I'll be at Helsby Library in Cheshire next Tuesday the 7th for a reading and Q&A session from 5.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. Do drop in if you are in the area - the event is free. I'll be reading from the Thornhill Secret and answering questions. I'll also read from my new novel, which is still in the early stages of production, but I'm pleased to be able to give you a little snippet of what's to come!
The Liverpool Literary Festival is in full swing. I'll be heading for the city on the 9th for one of the many events at the St. George's Hall - a talk on Charles Dickens in Liverpool.
I've just read a great novel called The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott, set against the backdrop of the Titanic sinking and the follow-up enquiry in NY. I recently read Footsteps by Katerine McMahon - one of my favourite authors.