An update here on the blog is long overdue and I have so much news. Such a lovely, busy and buzzy time lately!
First I am not long back from an exciting trip to Barcelona to launch I Am Watching You in translation there. My lovely Spanish publisher Principal de los Libros arranged a whistle-stop visit to meet lots of journalists. There were fascinating questions about the book and we were thrilled to land a feature in the national newspaper La Vangardia as well as a slot on national radio. Very exciting... (even if my rather ghostly photograph scared even me!)
And then, pretty much as soon as I had unpacked, I was packing all over again for the London Book Fair. I used to see this event as industry-only – for agents and publishers. I would say it’s still primarily for business to business meetings. But in recent years, an author HQ has been set up so it’s now good to pop by to listen to some of the panel sessions and also to meet author friends. Plus my publisher Thomas & Mercer holds a wonderful author party during the fair – and that’s definitely not to be missed!
Highlights for me this year included coffee (and an especially delicious chocolate brownie) with my editor – plus seeing a video of myself on my publisher’s stand. All the more hilarious as I was wearing the same (favourite!) red jacket for my LBF visit 😉. I also caught up with my lovely agent Madeleine Milburn and her fab team at my publisher party so that was a special bonus.
And now it’s back to work. Very soon I’ll be doing the copy edit on my fourth psychological thriller which is out early in October.
Which reminds me to say a big thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to review my third thriller The Promise. I’m so very pleased readers are enjoying it. And it was such a thrill to see it featured on the LBF stand - and also on the carousel at the publisher party.
I’ll be sharing more news on the fourth thriller soon. My editor tells me the cover is being designed so I’m itching to see the ideas they come up with!
Warmest wishes to you all…and happy reading.
Teresa Driscoll - journalist, author, mother of two and lover of great coffee.