An Arresting Sight!

Sorry for the cliché but I was quite overwhelmed to meet my literary heroine Helen Fielding (author of the Bridget Jones series as if I needed to tell you all!) at the Cheltenham Literature Festival this weekend. Helen took part in a question and answer event in which she was sassy, funny and a little bit saucy and really endeared herself to the already charmed audience. Following that she signed copies of her new book Mad About the Boy which is where fellow fan Emma took this great pic (thanks Emma!). I managed to hand Helen a flier for Girl Cop and she seemed quite taken that I was a ‘real’ Policewoman’! A genuinely lovely lady who I would love to chat books with over a bottle of wine (or two!).

Girl Cop author Sandy Osborne with literary heroine Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones).

Girl Cop author Sandy Osborne with literary heroine Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones).

Author Talk at The Bath Priory

Welcome to the first news update inputted myself – how brave is that? Thanks to Debbie Young for setting up my fab website! Well, my Author Talk at The Bath Priory on Thursday 28th February 2013 was really well received. A friendly gathering of 40+ ladies and one man (yes, I did give him some stick!) who laughed in all the right places!  My talk was an elongated 45 minute version of my speech from my launch with a bit more information about how one goes about getting a book into print plus a few excerpts of my writing. I then enjoyed a delicious lunch before signing a few books and then dragging chef Sam Moody out of the kitchen to pose for a photo. To top it all, I took a booking for another talk whilst I was there with a second to be confirmed. On that note, if any of you belong to or have any contacts with groups who would be interested in my author talk, please let me know.

Sandy poses with Executive Chef Sam Moody.

Sandy poses with Executive Chef Sam Moody.

After the Launch – A Thank You from the Author

Sandy Osborne signing a book15484841964C5C37D2Here’s a personal message from Sandy Osborne, following her highly successful launch event at the Bath branch of Waterstones last Wednesday.

I would like to thank everyone who came Wow! thank you to everyone who came to my launch – approximately 180 people came out on a cold January night to support me – I was just overwhelmed!!

-132284674675474CDB-117846657426F24464I sold a staggering 100+ books and you also generously gave £175 in donations which exceeded all my expectations! The man at Waterstones said it was the most well attended local author launch I have seen in 25 years as a bookseller in Bath”. So thank you! The lucky winner of the meal for two at the Bath Priory was Alan Didymus – a worthy winner and great timing with his 25th Wedding Anniversary coming up!


St Peters Hospice display

Here are a few pictures.

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I have lots of ideas for Girl Cop II – watch this space!

Thanks again.

Sandy x