Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Signings


My book signing on Thursday 27th of November at my place of employment went very well, I must say. I sold 30 copies in total. The deal was a signed copy for a fiver, with 50p from each donated to the Childline charity. I was touched by how many seemed to be genuinely looking forward to reading it, they having read and enjoyed the first one.

The Bolton News have been in touch to say they have diarised my upcoming signing at Sweetens, and my wife received a phone call from the photographer confirming the details.

Early reaction to the book has been good. The 16-year-old daughter of a friend stayed up half the night to finish it. She read it in a couple of days, which, I'm told is a record for her. A few others have said it betters the first one and that they are looking forward to the third.

My wife told me last night she's in the final chapters and is reading it a bit at a time so it won't be over too quickly. That's devotion for you!

The office magazine Centrepoint, which covers two centres of bank operations, in Bolton and Manchester, has put a nice little ad in their latest issue (see cutting at top). A bigger feature is set to appear in their worldwide publication early next year.

So, next up on the schedule is my signing at Sweetens bookshop, 86 Deansgate, Bolton, on Saturday 6th of December. I'll be there between 2 and 3 pm. If you're in the vacinity, do come along!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

AVAILABLE NOW: Anne Droyd and the House of Shadows


I am delighted to announce the release of my second Anne Droyd novel, Anne Droyd and the House of Shadows.

Set six months after the events of Book One, Gezz, Malcolm, Luke and Anne are treated to a winter break in the coastal town of Whitby. Something very strange is going on at Lanyon guesthouse. What is the secret of the Stevenson family? Who are the hooded creatures that roam the streets at night? And what is going on in the attic? The three children and their android friend are about to find out...

The book is listed on Amazon UK and European equivalents. It will filter through to the USA and elsewhere in time.

If you live in or near Bolton in the UK, you will be able to buy it from Sweetens bookshop as of Saturday 8 November.

I will be signing copies of the book at Sweetens from 2pm on Saturday 6 December.

Alternatively, if you want to order signed copies directly from me, you may do so using the Paypal system that I've implemented top right.

I have priced the book at £5.99.

So, come and get it!
N.B. If you find it difficult getting to the Paypal page (as some have done), then re-enter this site via http://hadcroft.blogspot.com. You should then be able to access the Paypal facility.