... to organise a book signing!
Yup, that's right! In a moment of slight madness, and with some encouragement from friends, I decided to put together a mini book signing event, where I could meet friendly locals, hopefully sign some books and give away some stuff, and let more people know what I do!
The event is happening on June 15th, and I roped the lovely Annalisa Crawford in with me for several reasons. Firstly, more people need to know about Annalisa's books because they DESERVE to be read. Secondly, we always have fun together. And finally, if nobody turns up, we can get drunk because we're doing the signing at a gorgeous country pub! :p (The part about getting drunk isn't really true, I don't drink, but it's nice to have someone to sob with if nobody comes!)
As part of the organising for the signing, I decided I'd also do something useful for a local charity, in the form of a raffle. Hahahaha, I have never done anything like this before, but thanks to some amazing people, I have got a bunch of kickass prizes including a Kindle, a full body massage, a £20 voucher for a tattoo, meals at local restaurants, books, a painting by a local artist and SO much more. If anyone's interested, the charity is called Richard's Wish, and it's a pretty awesome cause, so I'm thrilled so many people have rallied around to support them