Saturday, 19 March 2011

Probably the Strangest Signing!

It all began calmly enough. A simple signing event at Waterstones Liverpool 1. What could possibly go wrong?
"You are okay, aren't you?" Adam, the children's bookseller asked. "Only someone came in the other day asking for a signed copy of Demon Collectors saying that it might be valuable now you were dead!"


And then I met these lovely people from the Shiverpool Ghost Tours!

I want to meet them again, I'm sure they're my kind of people!

Things began to get a little silly when a gang of girls from Weatherhead High School came in and began singing the praises of Mortlock and dragging punters in off the street to meet me. We only had to pay them in balloon demons (or was it zombie rabbits?)

Finally, I settled down to smiling at passing punters who tried not to catch my eye when who should appear but the lovely Sophie and her boyfriend. She'd bought Mortlock at my last appearance and has spent the year telling everyone who'll listen how great she thinks it is.

Her eyes nearly popped out of her head when she realised The Demon Collector was out. But she only had enough money for either the cinema or The Demon Collector.

She turned to her boyfriend with an appealing smile and said, "I can't go to the cinema tonight, d'you mind?"

If looks could kill... well maybe those signed copies of Demon Collector would be worth something!


kathryn evans said...

How completely fabulous - Sophie made a wise choice!

Della Johnson said...

Hi it was us who sent you the picture! My two boys Lucas and Ellis are your new fans. They haven't put down their books yet, reading through coffee in town, teatime and now still! Ellis is reading Mortlock and Lucas The Demon Collector. Ellis doesn't usually read and I cannot believe how this book has him gripped! Reading passages aloud to Dad and I...fantastic.... Defo 2 new fans, probably even four!

Thanks again and great to meet you today,


Wanderlust Scarlett said...

What a good girl!! Your book is worth far more than any film, unless they make the books into film, of course.


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