Thank you to Mog and Pauline of Warwick Books for hosting my book-signing event on Saturday 7th May

Many thanks to Mog and Pauline at Warwick Books for hosting my book-signing in the shop on Saturday 7th May… and thank you to those lovely customers who bought copies of my two novels Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit.SC Skillman in Warwick Books for book-signing 7 May 2016Although the beautiful weather kept custom low  – I suspect all the regular clientele may have been out and about, or sunbathing, rather than in the shop buying books! – nevertheless I was happy to sign books for some enthusiastic visitors.

One of my book-buyers said:

“I just cannot resist buying books when I come into a bookshop. I know I shouldn’t. My bookshelves are full. But it’s an addiction isn’t it?” When he learned I was a local author selling signed copies of my books, psychological suspense set in the Cotswolds, he immediately said, “Are you? Oh, well I’ll have to buy one of them then! Which one shall I buy?” I told him my 18 year old son Jamie, who was with me, had read both books. He said, “Your son must be saintly! Tell me then…” addressing himself to Jamie… “which book do you recommend me to buy?” So Jamie recommended him to buy “A Passionate Spirit.” He said, “All right then. I’ll buy that one.” So I signed it and sold it to him.

This is the sort of customer I love!  I wish all subsequent customers had followed in his footsteps! But an author  is only too well aware how varied people are especially in their reactions to published books, as shown by online book reviews: and I am grateful for those who encouraged me with their response.

May I also congratulate Pauline for being nominated in the British Book Industry Awards shortlist for bookshop manager of the year.

My next local book-signing event will be in Leamington Spa in  June, so watch out for details of that!

 

I’ll be at Warwick Books Signing Copies of Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit on Saturday 7th May

Join me on Saturday 7th May at Warwick Books, 24 Market Place, Warwick CV34 4SL, where I shall be signing copies of Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit from 11am to 2pm.IMAGE 2

 

If you’re out and about in the area, and enjoy reading thriller suspense fiction, Warwick Books is the place to be on Saturday morning.

APS on display on shelf in Warwick Books

 

I’d love to see you there!

 

Come and chat to me, browse through my books and many others, and support Mog and Pauline, managers of this lovely independent bookshop which, in common with many other independent bookshops, offers a personal service, a friendly welcome and a strong encouragement to local authors.

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Mog and Pauline outside Warwick Books