Blatant self-promotion – Outside the Lines

“Congratulations! Your book will be highlighted on Book Club Central’s Sisters in Crime: Very British Murder list!” 

“Book Club Central is an initiative of the American Library Association. Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy.”

Outside the Lines is the book Book Club Central plans to highlight. Published a few years ago, much of the story takes place in Great Britain, which is good timing. Outside the Lines is on sale next week on Amazon. February 10-17 it’s only .99. Please help me spread the word.

I’ve lived in the US since I was 14, but am always excited to lecture in my home country. I received an invitation to speak at the British Institute of Graphology and jumped on the opportunity. Being back in London reminds me of my roots, though the memories are bittersweet. My grandmother (“nanny”) and the aunts and uncles are gone now. My old primary school on Ecclesbourne Road is gone, too. But not the flats in Islington (N1) where I lived as a child. That old block still rises across the road from the old church. Islington is being gentrified now. Back in the 1950s we played on an old bomb site between the flats and a newer playground. Bits of broken furniture littered the area. I have a clear memory of finding a jawbone–animal, I hope. Do you think that’s where my interest in mystery got started?

Blatant self-promotion is the uncomfortable part of being an author; a necessary evil.

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