Sunday, 6 March 2011

People's Book Prize

I am delighted to say that The Woman Before Me won enough public support to be one of the 3 fiction novels to win the 'winter' round of the People's Book Prize.
Each season a new set of books, nominated by publishers, are put up for public vote and the top 3 go forward to the final in July.

So, there will be 12 fiction novels competing for the title of People's Book, and I'm so pleased to have had the support to get this far.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

On another note, last night was World Book Night and I was at Waterstones, Ipswich for this fantastic event. Five `givers` of books were handing out fantastic titles like 'Stuart' and 'Agent Zig Zag'. I was there to sign copies of my novels, alongside Guy Saville whose debut novel 'Afrika Reich' is un-put-downable. A really great, pacy read with enough depth to provide food for thought after the journey ends.

Over bucks fizz & pretzels we wandered around the store, chatted about books & had a thoroughly lovely evening. Let's hope this initiative introduces more people to books!

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