It is now almost a month since my latest novel Before Now was published. Amazon sales are going well and the reviews, so far all five stars, are piling in. My local bookstore, Guid Reads, has been selling dozens of copies and is restocking all the time. It is also stocked in The Book Nook Stirling, Made in Stirling and King’s Book Shop in Callander. And I am happy to say that my local library and the libraries in the adjoining counties are buying copies to add to their catalogues.
I have also had quite a lot of media coverage. Both the Dunfermline Press and the Alloa Advertiser have featured me and my book and you can read the article here.
The Booked programme on Pulse 98.4 FM is a good friend and supporter of my books. They have interviewed me for every book I’ve published. Booked presenter, Shirley Whiteside has a quiet, easy manner and gets to the nitty gritty of the book in a couple of easy questions. In past years I have travelled to the station for my interviews but this time the interview was conducted over Zoom.
My next interview, also on Zoom, was with John Murray, presenter of the Lunchtime Show on K107 FM, a Kirkcaldy station. Because Before Now is written entirely in the Fife accent, we talk all things Fife and John could relate to nearly all the episodes in the novel. I really enjoyed my interviews with both John and Shirley. You can hear the full interview with John in the link below.