On Tuesday, 3rd July I attended 'Crime in the Court' at Goldsboro Books in London. An event now in its second year, it was heaving with crime writers, agents, publishers and crime fiction fans. We were there to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week, and boy did we live up to that. It rained - a lot - but we just didn't care.
As a debut author, I still get a kick out of rubbing shoulders with writers whose work has inspired me. And when those who haven't quite made it yet want to chat and ask questions, I feel privileged to pass on what I know about the publishing industry. I'm very lucky to be in a position to give something back because that is what it's all about.
I'd like to say a big thank you David Headley, top bloke, and owner of the bookshop. He specialises in first editions and only stocks hardbacks, but there among the hard covers was The Murder Wall written by me! It made me immensely proud to see it there. Thank you David. Roll on Crime in the Court 2013!