June was National Crime Reading month, a concept created by the CWA (Crime Writers Association) to encourage readers to get to the library, bookshop or local community centre and meet an author, read a new book, be introduced to some new characters.
I participated in two such events. The first was an author discussion and signing at West Barnes Library in Motspur Park where I met local readers and sold autographed copies of my books. It was a great way to interact with readeres, and I will endeavour to do more library events in the future.
The second was a crime writing workshop with author Joy Kluver. Hosted by Wimbledon Bookfest at Wimbledon Library, we taught a hall of beginner crime writers the basic concepts needed to craft your own crime novel. What a great afternoon!
Thanks to the CWA for coming up with the initiative and to Joy Kluver and the other brilliant local authors who took part.