The signing at Preston Waterstones went really well and it was a good job that I took with me a load of extra books as the shop ran out of stock by early afternoon. We used more than half of the ones that I brought. Top tip for authors doing signings: take extra books with you, because there will be more than one occasion where they come in handy! I was also informed whilst there that the books have been selling pretty well in the time since the last signing back in January. It looks like Preston is a good outlet for my books! By the time I next go back there I’m hoping it might be in the first few weeks of release of the next book and that momentum will have built even more.
After the signing I headed over to some friends’ house and chilled out for the evening. It was only walking distance from the Waterstones. It made a change to not have to get the hell out of Dodge right after a signing. I got to finally watch for the first time ever the film ‘Predator 2’ which is another of those oft talked about films that I seem to have missed until now. It wasn’t as good as the first film, but I still enjoyed it. We ended up having quite a fun evening and didn’t get to bed until the early hours of the morning.
Sunday allowed a leisurely return trip to Bolton at around lunchtime. I would like to say that I used the afternoon to do something really fun, but instead I cleaned the house from top to bottom. It isn’t that the house is grotty – it is not. Those who know me know that I can be a bit of a neat freak. However we have some nice Firemen coming around this afternoon in their fire engine (no this is not a Hen party related afternoon…). The reason is that they will be fitting smoke alarms in Jenny towers. I just don’t want them to think that we live in a tip. Gosh, I feel like my Mother now!