I didn't hesitate, I jumped at the chance. Not only because I'm black and slightly historical, but because I get to talk about the stories and history that influenced me to write the novel in the first place.
After finishing the novel and long before the publishing deal came along, I was still being visited by scenes and people from the book. I couldn't get the characters and settings of Holding Paradise out of my mind and had to go in and do a follow up. It came in the form of a short story collection called: The Long Way Home.
I'll be discussing both books, doing a couple of readings and answering questions. So, if you're anywhere near Isleworth on Thursday 15th October I'd love to meet you at this free event.