It's been a glorious weekend in Suffolk and, not knowing how long it will last, I wanted to make the most of it but this weekend that meant doing some remedial gardening rather than sitting in the sun catching up with my reading.
And I don't know about you, but I have a large pile of books I'm desperate to dive into. Yet the weeks are flying by and I see there are lots of great author events coming up which will introduce me to even more authors and titles I'll be eager to try.
In the June issue of 'Suffolk' magazine I've interviewed Simon Mayo ahead of his visit to the amazing Slaughter in Southwold Crimewriting Festival weekend and Rachel Joyce who is appearing at Felixstowe Book Festival. There will be more details about other speakers in the next few weeks.
But before then I have two exciting author visits to announce for Woodbridge!
I'm thrilled to say that the Reverend Richard Coles, formerly of BBC Radio Four's 'Saturday Live' and a 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant, among many other things, will be visiting us at the Riverside Cinema for a special lunchtime event on Wednesday 21 June. He will be talking about his second novel 'A Death in the Parish'. Scroll down for more details! Tickets will be on sale from tomorrow.
And for something completely different, we will be meeting debut novelist Margaret Meyer at Woodbridge Library on Tuesday 4 July as she talks about the witch hunts of East Anglia in the 17th century, the inspiration for her new book 'The Witching Tide'. Again, more details below.
But tomorrow evening we are gathering for our monthly book group meeting. We'll be talking about 'Standard Deviation' by Katherine Heiny. If you would like to come along, please reply to this email by noon tomorrow so that we know to expect you!
Thank you for reading.