My novel, The Weeping Empress, will be on display in the New Title Showcase of the London Book Fair. This is really exciting. The London Book Fair had close to 25,000 visitors last year and there is no reason to think that this year will see anything less; and there among thousands of other titles will be my book. It’s the first time I’ve had a book in a fair. I’m thrilled.
Here’s the thing; I can’t be there. I won’t be able to see it. I have a deadline to meet and can’t jet off to London, even if I want to – and I do. It makes me want to cry. I want so badly to see it there on the shelf with all the other books. I want to stand across the isle and watch to see if anyone picks it up. I want to get a cheesy picture of myself grinning like a Cheshire cat while holding it next to my face. I want to be there, but I really just can’t.
SO, IF ANYONE HAPPENS TO BE GOING AND SENDS ME A SNAP OF THEMSELVES HOLDING THE WEEPING EMPRESS, I’LL SEND YOU A SIGNED COPY IN RETURN.