A quick post today as I'm expecting weekend visitors.
This post is mainly a plea. I volunteer on the phonelines for a UK charity that supports people in crisis. The local branch are having a raffle to raise funds and the lady organising the raffle asked if she could have a signed copy of OLD DOGS. Since I was worried that that would be one of those raffle prizes that nobody wants and which always turns up at subsequent raffles, always the last prize to be picked like the sad and lonely little plastic loo brush holder set shaped like a duck, I decided it was time for A Brilliant Idea (my second in 5 days, I'll have you know). So my Brilliant Idea is to hide my book in the middle of a box of books that everyone wants. So here is my begging letter to you, dear reader. If you're a writer and would like to donate a signed book to this good cause, please send me an e-mail or leave a note in the comments and I'll send you my address. If you're a reader and would like to donate a book (it doesn't matter if it's not signed by the author) then please do the same. With many thanks in advance.
And now, a brief snippet of news...
First of all, the Tesco Siummer Bank Read has now been judged and I'm happy to report that crime fiction made a great showing with Ian Rankin coming second and Karen Campbell coming fourth. Well done to all the nominees.
Have a lovely weekend all. Back with a full round-up on Sunday.