Exhilarating, blurry, fraught & fun – the live online book launch for my historical crime thriller Blackwatertown published in paperback & ebook by Unbound & in audiobook by W. F. Howes.
You can see the recording here, with me & the celeb host, Wilkie Collins world expert & BBC Radio 4 Money Box presenter Paul Lewis. There is live singing from Alabama 1950s crooner Don McDermott. Aneysha chooses the prize winners. We also have Alicia from the The Bookshop San Pedro in Marbella, Spain, and backing from the other launch supporters No Alibis Bookstore in Belfast, the Ullapool Bookshop in Scotland, The Marlow Bookshop in England & Alan Hanna’s Bookshop in Dublin. Thanks to everyone who joined in, whether you won a prize or not – and for your support to top authors Will Dean, Gerard Brennan, Geoffrey Gudgion, Brian McGilloway, Anita Anand, Simon Maltman, Peter May, Tony Kent Writes, Stevyn Colgan, Sue Clark, Pete Langman, Kirsty Allison, Mark Page & Colin Cameron; guerilla publicists Janice Staines & Pól Ó Duibhir, Unbound publisher John Mitchinson, broadcaster Swazi Kaur & film maker Melanie Perry. We first knew we were actually going live thanks to Stan Burridge. Thanks also to Bushmills Irish Whiskey and the authors of Underneath The Tree – raising money for the Simon Community Northern Ireland & World of Owls Northern Ireland. Someday this will all be happening in bookshops & pubs again.