#VirtualBookLaunches ft. Sue Lawrence

Posted on March 31, 2020

COVID-19 might have us all locked up indoors, but it won’t stop us enjoying the things we love. So, where we can, we’re bringing the books (and the authors) to you in the form of #VirtualBookLaunches.

On Thursday 26 March we replaced Sue Lawrence’s Edinburgh Waterstones launch with a short film. Sue discusses themes from The Unreliable Death Of Lady Grange (based on true events from eighteenth-century Scotland) such as women’s rights, eighteenth-century food, living in a place where you don’t speak the language and isolation. We also have a few short readings and live music from Phyliss Godman. Sue also took part in a LIVE AUTHOR Q&A on Twitter on Monday 30 March. You can read the thread here.


Mandy Haggith recorded a reading from The Lyre Dancers on Achmelvich beach to substitute for her cancelled launch events this month.

The Lyre Dancers is now launched – thanks to Bill, Alex Ritchie, Adam Pellant and Anna Mackay for coming, sharing a glass of mead, listening to me read, letting me sign books so it felt like a real launch and generally cheering me up. And yes, we kept our distance. If you'd like a signed copy I will post it free to you (in the UK) – you can buy it here: https://www.mandyhaggith.net/shop.asp.

Posted by Mandy Haggith on Saturday, 21 March 2020


And Nicola Martin, debut author of Dead Ringer, participated in #StayAtHomeFestival on Saturday 28 March, giving a workshop (via Zoom) on how to get your crime novel published.