Hills & Parkes the deli in Honor Oak Park hosted us a reading in December, which was a very quiet affair, but they made us fantastic carrot cake to go with Paula Read‘s Honor Oak Park story, Carrot Cake. We like to feed our audience’s imagination through as many senses as possible!
We followed this up with a signing session at the London Transport Museum shop, where they were very enthusiastic and we discovered that Wendy Gill has a talent for selling that the rest of us can’t emulate. We were getting a certain amount of recognition for the book because of the cover – which is by Gail Brodholt – one of her pictures was on the wall, and lots of her cards around the place too.Our signing table was right by
Katy Darby, Paula Read and Peter Morgan at London Transport Museum
the door, so we were in a bitter gale most of the time, but a lovely American tourist gave Paula and me some little hand warmer things that helped considerably, and the staff took us off to defrost in their staffroom.
Anyway we signed all the stock so if you are looking for a signed copy ofStations or London Lies, London Transport Museum
Wendy Gill (Saleswoman of the day), Bartle Sawbridge, Caroline Hardman at London Transport Museum, with Paula pretending to be crowd.
would be a good place to try (though not apparently their on line shop)!
It’s always fun to get together with the authors, and yesterday we rode up and down the Overground, reading snippets from Stations. The plan was to all get on the same train, heading for Crystal Palace, but that didn’t quite work. We sorted it out in the end, and here’s a video!