So much for not blogging! Now, not only do I have news, I am in the news! A little while ago I was asked to write an article for the magazine supplement of the Western Morning News. Oh yes, I thought, what a fantastic opportunity! But what happened next was way beyond my expectations.
I was to meet with Kilian Hall aka The Smart Photographer, here in Exeter for a two hour photo shoot. First stop the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, then into Cathedral Yard and the Devon and Exeter Institution, which is where I wrote Secret of the Song. Anyone who has read my novel will know that there are many scenes that take place in the museum, and the pink foyer is an iconic feature of the Victorian building.
Kilian was charming and took many fab photos that weren't used in the magazine, so I'm including some here. I'd really recommend him to all my author friends locally, and anyone else who wants a good photograph taken for that matter.
It's an odd business being a writer, as everyone reading this probably already knows. You spend a lot of time with imaginary friends, often at the expense of seeing real ones. Then once a book is written, there's the worry whether anyone will read it. Having such an affirmation as a this newspaper feature is thrilling but the editorial gave me a lump in my throat. A big thank you to Becky, the editor.
In celebration, Secret of the Song is at special offer price of 99p for the next few days.
Here's a pdf of the article.