Lesley Kara

----- Sunday Times Bestselling Author -----

VANGUARD ON TOUR
On Friday, 10 May, I found myself on the i360 in Brighton, along with Molly Flatt, Colette McBeth, Trisha Sakhlecha, Stephanie Scott and Helen Trevorrow. Vanguard Readings was founded in 2011 by Richard Skinner: novelist, poet and Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy. Richard was there to introduce us and we each read a short section from our respective novels. It was a VERY glamorous venue, looking out over Brighton and the South Downs as the sun set.


THE MAKING OF A MURDERER
On Tuesday, 16 April, I had the very great pleasure of interviewing Erin Kelly and Olivia Kiernan at Goldsboro Books in Cecil Court, London. It was a really enjoyable evening!


A CHILLING NIGHT OF CRIME
On Tuesday, 5 March, Fiona Barton, Renee Knight and myself took part in a panel event at Chenies Manor, Chorleywood. It was a wonderful venue and a full house. There were loads of great questions from the audience!


FRATING READING GROUP
On Wednesday, 6 February, I was invited to visit the Penguin Random House Distribution Centre in Frating, Essex. I met the lovely members of the Frating Reading Group, who had all read The Rumour, and then I was taken on a tour of the centre. It was absolutely enormous and a real eye-opener. I even saw the shelf where copies of The Rumour are stored.


BBC RADIO ESSEX
On Thursday, 31 January, I was interviewed by Rob Jelly on the Afternoon Show at BBC Radio Essex. It was great to be in Chelmsford again - I was born and grew up there. Rob was so easy to talk to and I really enjoyed the experience!

WATERSTONES, COLCHESTER
On Monday, 28 January, I was interviewed by Jack Jordan at Waterstones in Colchester. Jack is also an actor and local author and he had some great questions for me!


WHISTLE-STOP TOUR OF THE NORTH
For three action-packed days in January, I was lucky enough to go on a whistle-stop tour of the north with the amazing Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow, The Child and The Suspect. We had a fantastic time visiting bookshops and other venues in Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool, Heswall, Harrogate, Little Ripon, Leeds, Newcastle and Durham. Lots of stories to tell, but 'what happens on tour, stays on tour', so my lips are sealed!


THE FRINTON/'FLINSTEAD' LAUNCH PARTY
On Tuesday 15th January, I was lucky enough to have a launch party in Frinton, which is the inspiration for the setting of 'Flinstead' in THE RUMOUR. It was so lovely to celebrate with friends, family and local residents. A big thank you to Caxton Books for organising such a lovely and well-attended event!


LAUNCH PARTY AT BELGRAVIA BOOKS
On Wednesday 9th January, I celebrated the launch of THE RUMOUR in London. Thank you Transworld for organising, Belgravia Books for letting us use your wonderful bookshop, and all my friends and family for coming along on the night!

THE RUMOUR IS NUMBER 6 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERS LIST!!

ONE NIGHT IN SOHO

29 November, 2018  Last week, I was invited by Transworld to take part in my first ever panel event at The Soho Hotel, London, alongside the wonderful Fiona Barton and Renee Knight. Click on the link below for a good write-up of this exciting event.

https://fullybooked2017.com/2018/11/30/once-upon-a-time-in-soho-transworld-crime-fiction-showcase-2018/


SCREEN RIGHTS SOLD!

THE RUMOUR AS AN AUDIO BOOK

10 October, 2018  Last Wednesday, I went along to Red Apple Creative Studio in Tottenham Court Road and heard the brilliant Clare Corbett narrating The Rumour. You should be able to see my ghostly reflection in the glass! It was such a thrill to hear my words read aloud by a professional actor and I can't wait to hear the whole audio book when it comes out on 10 December.

THE RUMOUR SPREADS TO HARROGATE

20-21 July, 2018  Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be invited by Transworld to pre-launch The Rumour at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at Harrogate. Here I am signing proof copies, each sporting a special edition jacket and Theakston Old Peculier badge. It was my first official outing as a soon-to-be-published author and my first ever visit to Harrogate!

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