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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Apr 19, 2024

Book Launch Week

On release day, I went downtown to see A Change of Location on the shelves of our local independent bookstore.

Front window poster

Books on the store shelves

Last night I returned for my launch event. 

Coordinating my outfit with my book cover!

I'm so grateful to the many friends and fellow writers who came to hear me talk about the process of creating my 16th novel--my experiences and other events that inspired it, my work habits, and more.

Introduction by Elisabeth, the Events Coordinator



And of course, my gratitude extends to those who purchased a copy at the event or as a pre-order, and had it signed for themselves or someone else. Autographed books make great gifts!


I'm glad people enjoyed sampling the Eton Mess and the English cheese from Somerset, and everything else. I gave out recipe cards so others can create the dessert and a main dish from the story.

Food Table

The other handout was a map of the (fictional) Milver Vale. Suitable for colouring, or as a reference when reading the novel.

Map of Milver Vale in Somerset

An amazing double rainbow that appeared during the Q&A made the event even more memorable!

Rainbow #1

Rainbow #2 begins to show on the left.
Fantastic backdrop!

The promotional campaign is ongoing. A Change of Location is featured in a Virtual Book Tour, with instagrammers and bloggers.

Anyone who would like the digital versions of the recipes and/or the map, can request them by clicking HERE. Please put "giveaway" in the MESSAGE section and be sure to include an email address. 

Springtime is showing its face in my part of New England. I look forward to seeing more spring flowers on my next trip to England, where I'll be researching and writing my next novel, and enjoying all the usual activities.