Good lord. Even before the Forbidden Planet signing, I was faced with this:
250 limited editions of Villjamur, for the wonderful bookstore Goldsboro Books, who, after slavishly forcing me through all those copies, rewarded me with wine. I had much fun. 200 of these have already been sold, so there are only a few left – get them while they’re hot, hot, hot!
Then, onto Forbidden Planet, to sign the pre-orders (rare for a new fantasy writer, I’m told) and then out to face what was a surprisingly large queue. I expected very few, but ended up signing for the whole hour, and then other things. Thanks to Liz and Graeme from review blogs, and to everyone else for coming along – I really do appreciate it. And to Julie and Chloe from Tor UK for ensuring I wasn’t going to be sitting on my own. And buying me beer afterwards.