Is this a new take on the ‘office day out’? Yesterday, 14th May, I went with my fellow authors, C F Dunn and Fiona Veitch Smith to Oxford, to visit our publisher, Lion Hudson. Fiona (centre), who lives in the North East was down for a few days on a business/research trip and we decided it was too good an opportunity to pass up.
Our commissioning editors, Tony Collins and Jessica Tinker, showed us all over their domain before taking us to a superb lunch. We ate at an old inn on the river Thames called The Trout. Oliver Cromwell stationed his troops there for a while during the Civil War and more recently it’s featured in some episodes of ‘Inspector Morse’, Colin Dexter’s famous detective. In fact, pictures of front covers from all the books are mounted along one wall in the main bar.
C F Dunn is the author of the series: The Secret of the Journal; the fourth book is due out next year. You can find out more about her here: http://www.cfdunn.co.uk/ Fiona’s first novel in the Poppy Denby Investigates series, The Jazz Files, will be available from this September. Here’s the link to Fiona’s website: http://fiona.veitchsmith.com/
As for what I’ve been up to, I’m hoping to be able to bring you news of the third Angela Costello novel very soon.
Watch this space!