Well, what a weekend it’s been so far! I almost didn’t make it to Bookshrop on Saturday – I hurt my back on Friday evening and at first the logistics of just getting me into the shop seemed impossible! But a walking stick, multiple painkillers and a lot of assistance later, I arrived at 10.45 – in chronic pain but very excited and up-beat. Dinah who owns Bookshrop had done me proud and set up the table to look absolutely beautiful.
I had a stool to perch on, but forced myself to stand up for a couple of photos! Can you tell how much pain I’m in? Hope not!
Before long I had my first customer! A lovely lady bought a copy of The Family Trap and then brought it over for me to sign. I was ridiculously nervous, worried I’d make a mistake, or be too shaky, or spell her name wrong!
The lovely – and very supportive – Kate Long came in to buy a copy of my book. Imagine that – the author of The Bad Mother’s Handbook asking me to sign a copy of my book for her! It was a lovely moment, and very kind of her.
My back held out for just over an hour, but then it was time to call it a day and stagger off with my walking stick. Well, no – of course I didn’t let anyone take a photo of that!
I had a wonderful time, and thanks to everyone who came along to support me. Kate Long is signing her new book – Bad Mothers United – on 9th March at Bookshrop, Whitchurch, so I’ll be first in the queue to get my copy. And for anyone who didn’t make it in for the signing, Dinah still has come signed copies at Bookshrop, or you can download a Kindle copy here.