April 2012

29th April

Well and truly launched! Yup, here's me and Alan at Wakefield Waterstone's yesterday, posing with our new publications. Everything went swimmingly, family and friends stopped by to see us, and we sold copies of both titles - so a good day all round! And if you'd like a copy but couldn't make the launch, fear not... you can order them directly from York Publishing Services, Amazon, Waterstone's on-line bookstore or your high street branch. Walk Towton 1461 is also available from Towton Battlefield Society (on sale at Society events, or from the on-line shop), with 30% of proceeds going into TBS funds.

I'm also selling signed copies of Gondarlan and Walk Towton at discount prices to UK customers: £6.00 each, plus £1.50 post + packing - so if you'd like to order any, email me on her.story@hotmail.co.uk and I'll pop one in the post. But for now I'm off to celebrate - Mick's home-brewed cider is ready for drinking at last!

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18th April

A York, a York! On the right, courtesy of David Skillen, is a rare image of my medieval male alter ego, 'Jack Doncaster', doing battle at this year's Palm Sunday event at Towton (the little dumpy archer in brown hose and livery tabard to the left of the picture!). Unfortunately, he didn't capture my moment of glory, slaying Lord Clifford again... but it's quite reassuring to see that I don't look too obviously girly in my fighting gear.

It all seems a world away now... the time since has passed in such a whirl of selling books, publicising books and getting ready for the combined launch of Walk Towton 1461 and Gondarlan at Waterstone's on the 28th. Alan and I are both very excited, and pleased with how things are going so far... in fact we've sold so many 'Walks' that I've had to send off for a fresh consignment!

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