My third novel, The Poppy Factory, is now out on the streets, to make its own way in life.

The novel was inspired by this year’s anniversary of WW1, but it also has a very contemporary theme, featuring a woman army medic who served in Afghanistan.  My UK publisher, Harper Collins Avon, is generously making a donation for every paperback copy sold to The Poppy Factory charity, to help support their excellent work in helping disabled veterans back into work and normal lives. You see the interview I did for the BBC News Channel’s programme Meet the Author tonight at 8.45 pm or repeated tomorrow evening also at 8.45pm.

There have been some amazing reviews. So please order your copy now!

I shall be out and about over the coming weeks doing talks and signings  and would love to see you  (for more events please click here).

Saturday 6th September: THE POPPY FACTORY book signing at Waterstones, High Street, Colchester, 12 – 1pm

Tuesday 23 September at 9.30am: Colne and Colchester Embroiderers at First Site, Colchester CO1 1JH

Wednesday 24th September at 7.30 pm: THE POPPY FACTORY, talk and book signing at Hadleigh Library, Hadleigh, Suffolk

Tuesday 30 September: THE POPPY FACTORY, talk and book signing at Great Cornard Library, Sudbury, Suffolk 10.30 am

Tuesday 30 September: THE POPPY FACTORY, talk and book signing at Sudbury Library, Sudbury, Suffolk 2pm

Saturday 4th October: Quilters’ Guild London Regional Day, (Central London venue and time tbc)

Thursday 9th October: Colchester Central Library book group at 10am.

Thursday 9th October: Sudbury 95 Club at 7.30pm.

Saturday 18th October: Felixstowe Library 2.30pm