My third novel, The Poppy Factory, is now out on the streets, to make its own way in life and I am happy to report that it’s doing well, having been in The Bookseller ‘Heatseekers’ list since it was published, and taking pride of place in most bookshops and supermarkets. It’s also had some wonderful reviews. Thanks to all of you who have helped make it such a success.

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.

My US publisher, Sourcebooks, has not yet committed to publishing The Poppy Factory, so if you live in the US and would like to ask them about it, please email tickets@sourcebooks.uservoice.com! In the meantime you might have to order it from Amazon UK.

I shall be out and about over the coming weeks doing talks and signings  and would love to see you:

Saturday 1st November at 2.30pm: Talk at Ipswich Central Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.  Email help@suffolklibraries.co.uk for details.

Thursday 6th November: Mistley Booklovers group at Mistley Kitchen, near Manningtree, Essex 7.30 pm (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 9th November: Marking Remembrance Sunday with a talk (11am) and book signing (from 12pm) at Caxton Books, Frinton, Essex. Contact the bookshop to book our place for the talk.

Monday 10th November at 2.30pm: Prettygate Library, The Commons, Colchester. Talk and signing. £5 entry all proceeds to The Poppy Factory appeal.

Saturday 15th November at 11..30 – 1.30 book signing at Southwold Books, Southwold, Suffolk.

For more  events please click here.