The UK launch will be early 2016 (dates to be confirmed) beginning in Basingstoke then going to Manchester, my home city.
I began my Ireland launch with an interview. Dominic Taylor from the Between the Pages show asked me questions and I read the opening from my new dark Thriller CRUSHED on Limerick City Community Radio. We rushed through traffic so arrived 15 minutes late so you may want to fast-forward.
|Castleisland Community College, Kerry|
On a cold and blustery evening I talked to an audience at Killarney Library for over 2 hours about my books and writing process.
|Killarney Library, Kerry|
My first launch of Crushed was as Eason bookstore in Killarney where I met readers and signed books.
|Denise Greenwood at Crushed launch, Eason bookstore Killarney|
|Eason Killarney display of Crushed|
|Nick O'Brien who treated Denise Greenwood to dinner|
|Amy Naughton, book cover designer|
|St. Brendan's College, Killarney, Ireland - My thanks to Sean the Principal for inviting me to talk to his students.|
|Tommy Frank O'Connor|
My next stop was a writing group - Scribhneoiri Sliabh Luachan, headed by a remarkable man Tommy Frank O'Connor. Such a talented group!
Then.... my second book launch but this time at Fels Point Hotel, Tralee where Tommy surprised me with one of the greatest compliments a writer could receive after he had read my book Crushed.
The second surprise was when one lady bought my book, asked me to sign it and then after I'd read out the opening she sat and read Crushed for forty minutes. She said that she wanted to know what happened next!
|I stayed after the end of the launch to speak with the audience on a personal level.|
Crushed is in paperback format in Ireland but will shortly be appearing as Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc., at all online retailers before it then comes as a paperback to UK stores early 2016. I'll let you know when and I hope to see lots more friendly and welcoming faces at my events then.
And finally.... my publisher Sharon Fitzpatrick who had planned and organised my Ireland events. Here she is hard at work in Lurkers Corner at the Tatler Jack pub, Killarney. I joked about pop-up offices and how every pub should have one. I will miss the Guinness but one thing is for sure, as Arnie once said: "I'll be back!"
|Sharon Fitzpatrick of Purple Pumpkin Publishing|