Now that Spring is almost upon us – and saying that is a sure-fire way to guarantee blizzards – I’m looking forward to starting my mini tour of Scotland to promote The Red Light Zone. It starts this Thursday night at Waterstones in Inverness and through March there are three more Waterstones stores to visit: Aberdeen, Easterhouse and Perth. I’ll also be speaking at the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival and my old radio chums are trying to organise an event in Edinburgh. As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve got two lecture dates lined up. One is with the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness, and the other is slightly further afield; it’s in New York. But more on that another time.
I’ve been bowled over by the support I’ve had since we launched the book just three weeks ago. So many kind reviews and mentions on radio stations, blogs and newspapers.
I’ve even heard – but whisper this – that people are actually buying the book and in numbers that outstrip the tally of my friends and extended family. Real actual readers, in other words.
Anyway, soon be time to hit the road. My car passed its MOT test yesterday, so that helps. But in the next few weeks, if you see bedraggled hitch-hiker carrying an armful of paperbacks, please stop.