Bath Lit Fest Event No 1 Sold Out!

Wow – can you believe it? – The Beginners Guide to Self Publishing Event I am hosting at the Bath Literature Festival with Helen Hart of SilverWood Books on 1st March has sold out! Don’t panic I have another solo event on 6th March details here and it’s free!
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My First Charity Donations!

I celebrated my first anniversary of publication by handing over cheques for £300 to each of my chosen charities, The Police Dependants’ Trust and St Peter’s Hospice. Both these charities are close to my heart and it has been a particularly special year for St Peter’s Hospice who celebrated their 35th anniversary. I use the collar number of colleague Andy Cuff who was cared for by St Peter’s, for Alex, my love interest in Girl Cop. Aaah 🙂

Here I am handing a cheque to the Police Dependants’ Trust to my District Commander Geoff Spicer.

Here I am handing a cheque to the Police Dependants’ Trust to my District Commander Geoff Spicer.

The money is made up from the sales of Girl Cop and also many generous donations from my readers. I am delighted to have raised such a fantastic sum in my first year.”

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).