I’m flying off to Malta for a series of book signings and interviews to promote Like Bees to Honey. The novel is already selling well on the island, but I’m taking this kind opportunity (given by Air Malta) to carry out a series of international events.
(I honestly can’t believe that I’ve just typed those last few sentences!)
Of course, I’m terrified! It’s a genuine fear about how the book will be received on the island and anxiety that my portrayals of certain characters will offend. Yet, I’m so excited. I get sit in bookshops (and hopefully sign some books!) on the island I love the most the world. (squee!)
If you happen to be in Malta this week, you’ll be able to find me:
Agenda Embassy 10am – 11am on July 28th.
Agenda Republic Str 11am – 12 pm on July 28th.
Agenda Pavi 10am – 11am on July 29th.
Agenda Plaza 11:30am – 12:30am on July 29th.
Agenda Tigné 10am – 11 am on July 30th.
And you know that I’d really welcome seeing some friendly faces!
When I wrote Like Bees to Honey I promised that if I ever got it published, then I’d treat myself to a special Maltese Cross. I never (not ever) dreamed that I would be buying it on the island whilst there on a book tour! Seriously, even though I have a pile of clothes waiting to be packed (eek!) and a ridiculous amount of shoes needing to be taken with me, I still CAN’T BELIEVE this is happening, to me! (Note my unapologetic use of the exclamation mark!)
I am so thankful to Air Malta (who are flying me out to Malta and back), to Marco at Farsons, to Robin at HarperColins and to Faye at Miller Distributors (for pulling it all together in such a short amount of time).
See you when I get back!