But one thing was yesterday's trip to London to Covent Garden Waterstones where awesome urban fantasy author pal Ben Aaronovitch was signing stacks of his fab new book - Whispers Under Ground - the third in his brilliant Rivers of London series. (And there was taste-tastic 'Book Cake' to munch on too! (made by the lovely Jackie of Fabulous Cakes! :-))
|Here's Ben with Cake!|
|Ben and fellow author James Swallow with JK Rowling sneakily getting in on the action behind!|
|Me and the man himself!|
Oh, and of course, since I was in a bookshop I had to buy books! *g*
|The Impossible Dead - Ian Rankin, The Golden Lily - Richelle Mead, Hexed and Hammered - Kevin Hearne.|
|The Armageddon Rag - GRRM, Tangle of Need - Nalini Singh, The Masque of the Red Death - Bethany Griffin, Fenrir & Lord of Slaughter - M.D. Lachlan|
|Doesn't she have gorgeous penmanship! My own is more like chicken scratchings *sigh*|
And as you can see by its slightly battered appearance I started The Masque of the Red Death on the train home - and I'm LOVING it!
As for what I've been doing when not visiting London, authors, publishers and liberating books . . . I've been busy checking the page proofs* for The Shifting Price of Prey. *inserts obligatory self-promo* Out in paperback and ebook at the end of August (UK)!
So what have you all been up to?
*page proofs are physical copies of how the book will be printed and have to be checked for errors, like typos and weird authorial blips, that have somehow survived the previous million times the book has been read up to this point, in the hope that they can be eliminated from the final copy.