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I know I’ve been quiet for a few days – put it down to post-publication exhaustion.  But I have been to see “The Man in the Canary Waistcoat” in David’s bookshop in Cambridge – doesn’t he look smart:


I’m always trying to think of new ways to publicise my books, and it seems that just putting myself “out there”, as they say, is starting to pay dividends.  You remember that a little while ago I took part in a local authors’ event in our library?  Well, our local paper wrote about it, and another local author read about it, and she has now contacted me and asked me to join her on a stall promoting local authors at the Mill Road Winter Fair.

This is quite a big event for us in Cambridge, and I am very excited to be taking part.  I don’t expect to sell more than a few books – at the library event I sold six – but talking to people about Sam Plank and alerting them to his existence (well, his fictional existence) can’t hurt.  If nothing else, it will be a good opportunity for me to hone my descriptions of sitting in the cold with frozen fingers and toes, for future Plank tales!  And if you’re in town that day – Saturday 6 December 2014, 1030 to 1630 – why not come down to Donkey Common (no sniggering at the back, please) and seek us out on the “Books, Beautiful Books!” stall.