It’s been a while…
So what has happened in the last month or so?
Well, those of you who didn’t know, my fourth published book, ‘Being Lara’ was released in America! So, the events and stuff that followed (plus just being a bit worn out in general) may have prevented me from updating this Blog… So erm.. here’s a quick rundown of Lola’s World over the last few weeks…
Book launch dinner
Reading lots of reviews including one from the influential Publisher’s Weekly. Receiving a lovely review from ‘the industry’ is just as special as from a reader as it means your colleagues also respect what you have written.
And I finally bought a copy of Ebony magazine! Opening it up to see my book right there inside of a publication I have admired for years- priceless.
The emails from readers have been so very touching and lovely. As I have said before, when I write a book, I’m sort of writing it for me… so to then have people read it (that always shocks me) AND to feel compelled to take the time out to write to me..? That just takes my breath away.
So thank you.
And then I went to Atlanta this month and well…. I SAW MY BOOKS IN THE STORES. TOUCHED THEM ON THE SHELVES AND POSED GORMLESSLY WITH THEM!
That was fun.
Most notably, were the stores Target and Barnes and Noble. I also got to meet the author Eric Jerome Dickey whose review just happens to be on the same page as mine in Ebony magazine this month. It felt nice to hand him over a copy as he hadn’t yet seen it. And the biggest shock of all? Seeing my book in Atlanta airport! I was on my way back to England and decided to browse the books and I SAW BEING LARA ON A TABLE JUST ABOVE SIDNEY SHELDON’S.
Deep breath, deep breath.
The lovely sales assistant took some photos of me ‘posing’ with my book and this was a fitting end to a rather lovely stay in sunny Atlanta.
So apologies for going back on my promise to update this Blog a little more regularly (but posting this today means I at least get one post in for April - tee hee).
The Guest Blogs will be coming back next month so stay tuned and if you haven’t got a copy of Being Lara yet… what are you waiting for?
“But we can’t buy it in England yet!” I hear some of you cry…