I was made very welcome at the Southern region of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists on 22 October where I gave a talk on how I write, research and market my Inspector Andy Horton marine mystery crime novels and thrillers.
What a lovely group of people and I was delighted to see popular saga author Dee Williams, whom I've appeared with at a few signings, in the audience, along with crime writer, Peter Lovesey, a prolific writer with a string of awards including the Cartier Diamond Dagger for his career in crime writing and whose novels have been dramatised on television. I'm appearing with Peter Lovesey at Crime & the City, CSI Portsmouth event on 6 November as part of Portsmouth Bookfest, and I'm very much looking forward to it.
It was a fun event and I hope the audience found it interesting and informative, they certainly seemed to have done from their comments after the talk.
Thank you very much for inviting me and I hope to return in the not too distant future.
My next speaking engagement is at a charity lunch on behalf of the NSPCC at Wallington Hall, Fareham on 31 October 2010.