I’ve been back in Jamaica for a full 24 hours now, and while the jet-lag doesn’t feel markedly diminished yet I can no longer cite travel as a reason for online absentia. Plus I’ve just had my first Caribbean plunge in a year and a half, and I’m now in hammock with iPad, and it seemed cruel not to share.
Besides, things are happening. This time next week I’ll be at Bookophilia in Kingston for the Jamaican launch of Gemsigns, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll do a reading, there’ll be a discussion and/or Q&A session, and of course I’ll sign all the books people want. My rather amazing brother Storm has worked with the team at Bookophilia to take care of pretty much all the arrangements, including reaching out to the press; it feels like neither I nor Jo Fletcher Books have had to lift much of a finger. It made me realise how unaccustomed I am to other people taking care of things; that’s usually my job. It’s a lovely feeling (if a little odd) and I’m very grateful. It’s going to be a great event (with wine!), and I’m hoping lots of people will come. It also looks like there might be some other cool press stuff while I’m here; nothing confirmed yet so I can’t say, but watch this space. (And Twitter where I’m @scriptopus, and my Facebook author page).
So I’m on holiday but not idle … Though if you’ll excuse me a moment … I do need to adjust this hammock.
(P.S. Also – new review! Civilian Reader has said very nice things about Gemsigns.)