In spite of rain and wind, a great crowd of well-wishers joined me on 1 October to celebrate the publication of The Crimson Shard, the follow-up to The Blackhope Enigma. I was pleased to see old and new friends, artists, librarians and teachers among them. Lindsey Fraser, of Fraser Ross Associates, gave a lovely introduction and I did a short reading. It was a fantastic send off!

(Photos by J Jamieson.)