Thanks for all the nice comments still trickling in, in appreciation of The Reaper, which was published all of two years ago now. It still confers a childish kick to read good wishes from around the globe, so thanks Trevor in New Zealand and happy reading.
I spent a very enjoyable evening in the Brunswick pub, Derby last night, meeting and talking with members of Derby Scribes, a community of writers who meet twice a month to discuss their own writing projects and anything of interest in the literary world. It's heartening to know the written word is in the safe hands of such enthusiasts who write the full gamut of genres from graphic novels through horror and fantasy, to my own genre, crime fiction. All writers, or those hoping to start writing, are welcome.
Anyone interested in joining them in their twice monthly meetings can contact Chris Barker on firstname.lastname@example.org