Although we've had to head home, we have stocked up on essentials.
Thank you to those who came along to the signing at The Edinburgh Bookshop yesterday - it was fun to chat! If you couldn't make it, they are now selling some signed copies of the book.
After the signing, as the first part of the book is set at The Edinburgh Bookshop, Vanessa threw a little party, which was most lovely. There was fizz, book signing, gossip, some portions of chips beforehand [eaten hurriedly in the doorway, hiding from the rain], and general loveliness.
The lovely Ian Rankin stopped by.
The beautiful Viv French was there, and I was very excited that Tania Hershman was able to come along, as she's currently in Edinburgh doing some writing.
Much wine was had.
[Edinburgh Bookshop photos by ChrisDonia]
It was fun. Thank you Vanessa!
Events coming up in the next week:
I'm going to be signing books at The Book Barge in Staffordshire this Sunday, 15th. A boat that is a bookshop! A wondrous thing. [Moored at Barton Marina, DE13 8DZ] So, stop by any time between 2pm and 4pm for a chat. It'd be lovely to see you if you're nearby.
Next Tuesday, 17th, I'm doing a day of being writer in residence at Blackwell's in Oxford. There's an event at 7pm, where I'll be talking about 'Weird Things...', perhaps reenacting some parts with the help of other booksellers, and also reading some poetry. The event is £2 BUT if you follow Blackwell's Oxford on Twitter, and quote 'aeroplanegirl' at the door, then you get in for free. If you're in the area, come and say hello :)
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who has bought a copy of 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' so far. You are lovely people and, if I could, I'd bake you all a cake. Really, I would.