May has been a busy month, full of travelling, panels and book signings! There is also exciting news for both Geraldine and myself. Read on to find out….

I’ve been working on a venture that is new not only for me, but also for Geraldine Steel… You’ll be kept in the loop about it so do stay posted and all will be revealed soon…

The other big news on the book front is there is a new Geraldine Steel omnibus, with the first three books available as a kindle bundle for the first time.

So if you picked up on the series part way through and have yet to read the early books set in Kent, or if you’d like to introduce the series to a friend, you can buy this here

As well as writing, I’ve also been on the road again this month. At the end of April I visited Chipping Barnet Library to appear on a panel with the brilliant authors Anja de Jäger and Heidi Amsinck. I’m grateful to Mark Nagle, one of the most enthusiastic librarians around, for organising the event and working so hard to make it such a resounding success.

The following evening saw the launch of Barry Forshaw’s Historical Noir where it was lovely meeting up with so many friends.

At the end of April I was invited to sign my books at Waterstones in Watford.

This was followed by a visit to Waterstones in Newcastle at the beginning of May

I had a lovely time at both bookshops. It’s always enjoyable meeting readers, especially when they are fans of Geraldine Steel, and there’s no better place for an author to hang out than in a library or a bookshop!

The staff in Waterstones in Watford and Newcastle could not have been more helpful and welcoming and I hope to return to both stores again soon – and if you live nearby, do pop in next time I’m visiting!

My trip to Newcastle included an appearance on a panel at Newcastle Noir with Harry Brett, Alan Carter, Sarah Ward and Nick Quantrill.

Here I am with Jacky Gramosi Collins and Rachel Abbott.

And here with Johanna Gustawsson and Louise Voss.

It’s always a treat meeting up with other authors, many of whom are old friends.

This was my first visit to Newcastle Noir and I’m already looking forward to next year’s.

I’ve also been busy speaking on lots of panels at CrimeFest in Bristol, but you can expect a full report in next month’s newsletter, together with a few photos.

After all the events celebrating the launch of CLASS MURDER, the tenth in the Geraldine Steel series, I’ll be head down working on the final edits for the book that follows DEATH ROPE, which is out in July!

It’s all go in the busy life of an author, but I intend to have time to put my feet up in the garden as well… Is it Pimms o’clock yet?

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading my news this month. Don’t forget to tell all your friends to subscribe to my newsletter and do keep in touch via TwitterFacebook or my website and I hope to meet you at one of my events soon!

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