Friday, 28 August 2009

Second batch of books arrives

Two hundred books arrived at my house on Wed and 100 were immediately dispatched to This means people who order via Amazon will be able to take advantage of free delivery. Plans are afoot to spread the word even further about this book. If you've read it and liked it please encourage others to buy a copy. I'm still trying to get it up and running on but ran into technical difficulties. Sorry for the delay but don't worry, I won't give up.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

BBC Radio Leeds

On Friday, I was on Graham Liver's morning programme! He was lovely and helped me relax. Thankfully, the audience couldn't see my dripping hands or realise that my shoulders ached from the tension. Just shows the power of prayer that I managed to sound confident and at ease. It was wonderful to be interviewed on the same programme as Phillipa Gregory. Graham and the book club also discussed Chris Cleave's book The Other Hand.

Monday, 17 August 2009

First print run sold out

With barely thirty books left, it's time to re-order. Hit another small hiccup in my efforts to get the book published in the US but hope to be up and running there soon.

I had a lovely day yesterday speaking to the writers on the Write About Your Life course. Sold lots of books at church and the parish church across the road has also taken copies to sell on their summer bookstall. Rolf at the Christian bookshop has persuaded the rep from Lion Hudson to take a copy to show to his editor... All very gratifying, but it's true ~ the hard work starts once you've launched the book. Those five years I spent writing it were the easy part!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

A Life Less Lost is serialized!

Peter Hinchliffe phoned me the day after his partner bought my book. She couldn't put it down and stayed up until 2am to finish it. He was so impressed he wanted to put it on his web magazine, Openwriting. I'm hoping people won't be able to wait 67 weeks to receive all the installments and will order a copy.

The Huddersfield Examiner features Me!

On Friday, Katie Grant wrote a half page article about me and A Life Less Lost, complete with photos. Someone had ordered two books before I even got my copy of the paper!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Book launch

Holmfirth Methodist Church hosted a successful launch last night. I gave a talk, read some exerpts from A Life Less Lost and signed copies. Twenty seven books were sold, which takes us over 100, half of the first print run. Much enthusiasm was generated, with people suggesting ideas to increase sales. I also received a booking to speak at Birstall Library on the 29th of September.