It can both frightening and delightful to sit face to face with a crowd of people who have read, or are about to read, my latest work.
Fortunately, at the gorgeous The Bookshop Bowral in the southern highlands of NSW, the experience was 100% delightful.
The people of Bowral are both charming and well read. Their insatiable appetite for literature is well served by bookstore owner Marie.
We spent around an hour discussing The President's Lunch. During this time I realised how much people love the idea of weaving fiction into true history - they can be educated and entertained at once. When done well it creates a very fulfilling experience for the reader.