Doesn’t the summer go by quickly? I can hardly believe autumn is just around the corner.
Things are looking up a bit on the sales side for THE LAST HERO, though they are still slow. I’ve been doing a lot of publicity on various social websites, including facebook and bookblogs. There is an interview with me on Catalina Egan’s site and another on Prue Batten’s and also a very good one with Richard Lee, the chairman of the Historical Novel Society, on their site. If anyone wants to have a look the links are here: http://4covert2overt.blogspot.com/ ; ;http://pruebatten.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/the-big-red-chair-3/ ; http://historicalnovelsociety.org/why-hilary-greens-tenth-published-novel-the-last-hero-was-also-her-first-written/
I’m still hoping for a few more reviews on Amazon, so if you have read the book please review it.
My new website is now up an running and I think looks very smart. The address is the same – www.hilarygreen.co.uk – so do pop in and have a look.
The printed version is causing me a few headaches. The first batch, as you know, came out with print that was far too small and I also discovered that the designer had misspelled my name on the spine, so I am having to get a new print run done. It should be available in just over a week, but I am away from Sept.9th, so if you are planning to order a copy it might be best to wait until after I get home on the 17th.The original version is still available at £5.50, if you don’t mind using a magnifying glass to read it!
I have just come back from giving a talk to the Liverpool Jewish Luncheon Club, who were all very receptive and seemed to enjoy it. I like talking about my work and the talks always seem to go down well. My next date is as part of the Wirral Bookfest on Oct 7th and I am hoping to get some more invitations, particularly to talk about the Leonora books with the centenary of the outbreak of WWl coming up.
Now I really must get back to doing some new writing. I’m working on a book about Queen Mathilda (or Maud as she is sometimes called). She was Henry 1st’s daughter and married to the German Emperor at the age of 12; but when Henry’s son was drowned she disputed the succession with her cousin Stephen. She’s a complex character and her life was full of twists and turns, so it should make a good novel.
I hope you are all having a good summer and look forward to hearing from anyone about the books, the website or any other matter.