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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – May 2018



May has been a busy month, full of travelling, panels and book signings! There is also exciting news for both Geraldine and myself. Read on to find out….

I’ve been working on a venture that is new not only for me, but also for Geraldine Steel… You’ll be kept in the loop about it so do stay posted and all will be revealed soon…

The other big news on the book front is there is a new Geraldine Steel omnibus, with the first three books available as a kindle bundle for the first time.

So if you picked up on the series part way through and have yet to read the early books set in Kent, or if you’d like to introduce the series to a friend, you can buy this here

As well as writing, I’ve also been on the road again this month. At the end of April I visited Chipping Barnet Library to appear on a panel with the brilliant authors Anja de Jäger and Heidi Amsinck. I’m grateful to Mark Nagle, one of the most enthusiastic librarians around, for organising the event and working so hard to make it such a resounding success.

The following evening saw the launch of Barry Forshaw’s Historical Noir where it was lovely meeting up with so many friends.

At the end of April I was invited to sign my books at Waterstones in Watford.

This was followed by a visit to Waterstones in Newcastle at the beginning of May

I had a lovely time at both bookshops. It’s always enjoyable meeting readers, especially when they are fans of Geraldine Steel, and there’s no better place for an author to hang out than in a library or a bookshop!

The staff in Waterstones in Watford and Newcastle could not have been more helpful and welcoming and I hope to return to both stores again soon – and if you live nearby, do pop in next time I’m visiting!

My trip to Newcastle included an appearance on a panel at Newcastle Noir with Harry Brett, Alan Carter, Sarah Ward and Nick Quantrill.

Here I am with Jacky Gramosi Collins and Rachel Abbott.

And here with Johanna Gustawsson and Louise Voss.

It’s always a treat meeting up with other authors, many of whom are old friends.

This was my first visit to Newcastle Noir and I’m already looking forward to next year’s.

I’ve also been busy speaking on lots of panels at CrimeFest in Bristol, but you can expect a full report in next month’s newsletter, together with a few photos.

After all the events celebrating the launch of CLASS MURDER, the tenth in the Geraldine Steel series, I’ll be head down working on the final edits for the book that follows DEATH ROPE, which is out in July!

It’s all go in the busy life of an author, but I intend to have time to put my feet up in the garden as well… Is it Pimms o’clock yet?

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading my news this month. Don’t forget to tell all your friends to subscribe to my newsletter and do keep in touch via TwitterFacebook or my website and I hope to meet you at one of my events soon!

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – April 2018

    It’s been a busy April, and I’m excited to share with you what I’ve been doing - as well as writing, of course! I hope you’ve all been enjoying Geraldine’s latest investigation in Class Murder, and would love to hear your thoughts on the case. Please...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – March 2018

    TODAY IS THE DAY! I'm very excited that the print edition of CLASS MURDER is finally available and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting me and Geraldine over the years! Having my tenth Geraldine Steel book available is a...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – January 2018

    It’s been a quiet January, after a very busy Christmas, and I hope you all enjoyed a break over the holiday period, with plenty of good food, your favourite tipple, brilliant company and of course some time to read! Hopefully those of you who had the chance to...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – December 2017

    I'm so pleased to say Class Murder is now officially on sale as an eBook and even more delighted that it has already made it into the Kindle Top 20 bestsellers! This Christmas, for the very first time Geraldine Steel features in...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – November 2017

    I’m very excited to share with you the news that, as well as my publisher sending me lovely new bookmarks (see above), Class Murder, the tenth Geraldine Steel title, is available as an ebook on December 7th. It can be pre-ordered here if...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – October 2017

    Welcome to my October newsletter! As the nights draw in, and the days grow chilly, it’s time to sit by the fire and put your feet up with a good book. I’m currently reading through the proof copy of Class Murder the tenth Geraldine Steel...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter September 2017

    I’m very excited to share the news that I signed a deal with a major Chinese publisher this month. The offer has been under negotiation for a while and we have finally agreed the terms, so I’m looking forward to seeing my writing published...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter August 2017

    As well as giving you my news, I’m thrilled to be interviewing bestselling author, Peter James. So open a bottle or brew a cuppa, settle into a comfortable chair, and read on... Getting to know Peter James Peter James needs no introduction as the creator of Roy...

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Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – 27th July 2017

    I hope you enjoy dipping into it, and thank you so much for stopping by. Imagine yourself lying on a white sun lounger by a pool, a cool drink at your side. Ice chinks softly as you lift your glass... OK, like me you’re probably settled on an armchair indoors, but...

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