Reading and St Ives

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Reading Crime Festival, and also the St Ives literary festival.

I greatly enjoyed both events.  It's always interesting to talk with readers about what they enjoy and also don't like in books - it helps me learn! - and other authors about what they're working on.

St Ives was stunning in the September sunshine, a real taste of the summer we never had. I treated myself to a naughty Cornish pasty, some local fish and even a Cornish ice cream too, only in the name of aiding the local economy, of course. Delicious the lot!

Thanks too to the organisers of both festivals.  They worked smoothly and efficiently, and were a real pleasure to perform at - I could see how much the people who came along enjoyed themselves.

Sometimes the organisers get forgotten, but they do a great job, so a big thank you to them.

On now with the rest of the Judgement Book tour - I'm off to Taunton, Seaton and Poole today.  Busy, but always entertaining.

I even had time this morning to do some work on the books for next year - yes, I did say books plural!  More of that later...