Saturday, 28 July 2012

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Photos from North Tour are below on the following post.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Great North Tour!

Here are a few photos from The Great North Tour. You can read about it in the article in Crime Time
'Crime Author Leigh Russell Takes the North by Storm' - quite an appropriate headline, considering all the bad weather we've been having!

Preparing to sign in Manchester
Meeting a fan in Warrington
Apologies again to disappointed fans - the books sold out by 1.30 in Liverpool
Meeeting a reader in Preston
At Waterstones in Harrogate with another fan
At Harrogate Festival with fans of Geraldine Steel
Back on tour in Wakefield
InYork Dead End flew off the table, thanks to 'The 'York Connection'
And we finished off in Leeds
The tour attracted some interest in the media -
Outside the BBC Radio Merseyside studio
Inside the studio with presenter Billy Butler
Another photo from BBC Radio Merseyside
Talking to BBC Radio Manchester presenter Becky
And here's a link to an article in the Manchester Evening News

It wasn't all work. Here are a few more photos from the trip.

We had a fantastic time, but it's good to be home!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The busy life of an author

I've got a busy time coming up for the rest of July. Monday 9th I'm  meeting a BBC researcher to discuss how crime is depicted on the BBC. Wednesday 11th I'll be signing at Waterstones in St Albans. Thursday 12th I'm giving a talk at Yiewsley Library at 12.30, then at 7.30 I'll be appearing as a 'special guest' at Harrow Literary Eveninng. On Friday I'm travelling North for a tour of Waterstones stores in Manchester Arndale (14th) Warrington (15th) Liverpool One (16th) Preston (17th) Harrogate (19th) Wakefield (20th) York (21st) and Leeds (22nd).  Look out for a feature about my books in the Life and Style magazine of the Manchester Evening News. Then it's back down South for an interview with the Harrow Times on the 23rd and signing again at Finchley Road O2 Centre in London on the 28th. So that's the rest of July for me booked up and looking busy!
 I'm also working on co-ordinating a new initiative for the CWA (more about that later on - you'll be the first to know!) and writing of course.
With Death Bed on the shelves in paperback, I've finished the 5th book in the series which has gone off to The Editor. The one after that, Geraldine Steel number 6, is half written at about 42,000 words. So it's all go!
I hope that explains why I've been too busy to post here much lately. If you haven't had time to read Death Bed yet, I hope you check it out soon. It's been getting some good reviews!