Upcoming Appearances

The paperback of The Mother of All Christmases is coming out on November 15th – paperback, audio ebook.  (It is also available that date in Australia and New Zealand.) And in bookshops and supermarkets all over the UK.

Please keep your eye on this page as dates and times may change.  My new book will be available to buy (signed) at all of these events.

Thursday March 7th – LAUNCH DATE ... but we don’t know where yet!

Friday March 8th 11am – I’ll be on Radio Sheffield Live with Paulette Edwards for International Women’s Day talking books so do listen in!

Saturday March 9th – Waterstones Meadowhall 11.00 am – c12.30pm – I will be selling and signing copies of my book and distributing Mothers Day/ordinary bookmarks and goodies for those who need them as presents.

Monday March 11th – Horbury Library, Westfield Road. 5-7pm.  Tickets are £1 (bargain!) and refreshments will be provided. Contact Emma to book or go into the library to purchase a ticket.  (01924 303060) Facebook link here

Tuesday 12th March – Plackitt & Booth Literary Lunch, Lytham St Annes. 11.45am – 3pm – Tickets are £32 from the bookshop and include a signed Mrs Mayhew, lunch, a welcome drink and me blethering on.  Sounds totally jolly!

Thursday 14th March –St Giles Church, Pontefract (in aid of the Tiny Tickers charity) 7pm – approx 9.30pm.  Tickets are £10 and include refreshment. 

Saturday 16th March – Waterstones Wakefield.  Kirkgate.  1.30pm – 2.30pm (or until the crowds subside – ho ho!)  I will be signing so just turn up and I’ll be sitting pretty with a pen.

Monday 18th March – Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. 6.30pm.  Appearing with a bevy of brilliant authors, the details are here all for £20 including a signed book from any of us, a glass of champagne and canapés.  This should be an amazing evening! How to book and more details here. 

Wednesday 20th March – 6.30pm for 7pm start. There will be an event at The White Heart in Penistone as part of Penistone Arts week. It will NOT be a bawdy affair with me dressing up as a giant cracker singing with puppets, but a (hopefully) entertaining evening talking about the A – Z of my Writing Career – for those who love literature and who want to pick up some writing advice too. There will be a 2 course supper, 6.30pm for 7pm start – £14.95 per person. My new book will be available in time for Mother’s Day. Tickets are going fast. Ring 01226 762843 to book. I thank you!

Wednesday 10th April – Hull and East Yorkshire Literary Lunch, Willerby Manor, Hull. 12- 3.45pm Tickets are £34 (with reductions for tables) and include a glass of wine on arrival, a three course meal and a reduction on book prices.  I will be speaking along with crime writer Mark Billingham. Tickets are available from Browns Books, in store on or 01482 325413. 

Wednesday 17th April – The Lamproom Theatre Barnsley – 7.30pm. There will be an evening with me being interviewed by the wonderful Jack Land-Noble, talking about books, new books, old books, all sorts of books, doing some readings, some poetry.  It’s a fundraiser for the Barry Hines Statue and to help raise some cash to put in a NEW BAR at the theatre.  There will be Barry Hines gifts to buy and also plenty of my books. Tickets (£15) are on sale by ringing the box office on 01226 200075 or via the website. 

Saturday 11th May – Principal Hotel, York. 12pm – approx 3pm. In aid of St Leonard’s Hospice, York. Tickets £30 but include a class lunch, welcome wine, coffee and me. Details here.

Friday 24th May Deepings Literary Festival 4pm – the Boundary’s River Restaurant. Peterborough. Tickets £16 and include fish and chips! Details here.

Saturday 25th May – also part of of Deepings Literary Festival, Coronation Hall, Peterborough. 10am.  Tickets £5.  Details here.