Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Murder to Music launch at the London Book Fair


I had a terrific day at the London Book Fair with my publisher, Hazel Cushion of Accent Press. There were little bags with the picture of the Murder to Music cover on them containing copies of the book, a book mark and an Accent catalogue, which were given away to interested bystanders (whether they wanted them or not!) and I got happy hand ache signing. On the wall behind me was a huge poster of all my covers, so I felt like a star.

I've had a mini blog tour over the past few days, and if you haven't anything better to do, here are the links:
http://itsacrime.typepad.com/ A guest blog on the It's A Crime site.
http://forbookssake.net/2011/04/08/five-minute-friday-lesley-cookman/ Mini interview on the For Books' Sake site
http://www.janicehortonwriter.blogspot.com/ Interview on writer Janice Horton's blog
http://writerschecklist.blogspot.com/ Interview on writer Maureen Vincent-Northam's blog
http://stuartaken.blogspot.com/ Interview on writer Stuart Aken's blog

There are another couple to come, including a Skype interview - scary. And I had a virtual launch on Facebook, which was huge fun and I had so many lovely people raising virtual glasses of fizz. So all-in-all, the best launch day I've had. And thank you to Hazel and Accent for continuing to publish me - there are two more in the pipeline!

17 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Sounds like a brilliant day!
lx

Morgen Bailey said...

It sounds like you're having a wonderful, if not tiring, time. I promise that I won't make my interview with you (presumably the Skype one you mention) too scary :)

Elizabeth Chadwick said...

Sounds like a grand day out Lesley. Love your poster, and great that you have more work in the pipeline.

Liz Harris said...

The pics give a great taster of the day for those of us unfortunate enough not to have been there.

The day at the LBF sounds a lot of fun, as does your blog tour. Both sound tiring, though, and perhaps the answer is a very real glass of fizz.

Liz x

Janice Horton said...

What a great day - and a super picture. I loved the poster and the little bags with the cover pic on them. You are indeed a star!

liz fenwick said...

Great pic :-)
lx

Chris Stovell said...

Well, you look like a star standing there! Good stuff! Congratulations, Lesley, Murder to Music's had a terrific start so I wish it all the best as it continues its journey.

Cara Cooper said...

Lovely photo Lesley, glad it all went well. If I were you, I'd have that lovely poster hanging up in my front room! Time to put your feet up I reckon before starting to write again. Oh, and nice to see the photo which included Susan Moody she and I were recently on Kate Walker's M&B course, she's a lovely lady.

Lesley Cookman said...

Thanks for all the comments, girls! Cara, I've known Susan since her heyday as a crime writer and before she got involved with the Danish royal Family. She is lovely. She told me she'd been on Cathy's course and we discussed being able to write M&B. Neither of us thought we could.

Benita Brown said...

Sounds like a marvellous day. Hope you get to keep the poster!

Sandra Mackness said...

Lots of good things, Lesley. I'm so pleased for you.

gilli said...

How lovely to have such affirmation of your status as a proper writer. Brilliant.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

What a lovely photo - it looks and sounds like a great day!

Rachael Hale said...

So great to see you enjoying yourself, Lesley. Hoping to make it to your book signing in Tunbridge Wells next week so I hope your signing hand has stopped aching. :)

Christina Courtenay said...

What a brilliant poster, Lesley! So sorry I missed you at the fair, but glad you had a great day!

Debs Carr said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Great picture too.

Rebecca Bradley said...

It sounds like a wonderful event and the photographs are great!

I will check out some of the links you posted.