On Wednesday, 17th July, I spoke about my debut novel, The Scribe, alongside Awais Khan’s in The Company of Strangers, at Waterstones Cambridge. I was thrilled to have been invited up as part of their Crime-bridge book club, just over a week after the Foyles launch party.

The event took place at 6pm, and Waterstones’ Dr Amy Crawford couldn’t have been more welcoming, facilitating a fantastic display of our novels, asking us to read extracts from our novels, before raising some fascinating discussion points. A couple of the issues discussed were the role and portrayal of women, as well as the importance of setting, in The Scribe, key themes central to the novel and which led to some very interesting, thought-provoking questions from the audience. After discussing my novel, I was very happy to sign books for those who attended, before posing for a few fun photos with Amy and the team.

A much more intimate affair than Foyles, it was great experience for me as a debut author and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Huge thanks to Amy Crawford of Waterstones Cambridge, and Sabine Edwards of Pendleton Events, for making it happen, as well as Awais Khan, a brilliant author and the nicest person to work alongside. Thank you also to my agent, Annette Crossland of A for Authors Literary Agency, for co-hosting the event, and travelling up to support me and Awais.

Best of all, Waterstones Cambridge are currently stocking paperback versions of The Scribe, with my very first signed by the author stickers on the cover. How exciting is that?!