I am travelling again. Have spent the last week in France - Paris and Lyon - and am now in Geneva. I will leave Geneva in a couple of hours for Besancon, then Aix-en-Provence and Banon, then back to Paris, then home. Next weekend I am in Istanbul for the European Writers' Parliament, and then I have a brief trip to Courmayeur in Italy for the Noir Festival in mid-December. That will be the last trip of the year! It has been crazy. Five French trips, also Holland, Dubai, New York, San Francisco, Australia, New Zealand, two tours to Canada - one to Montreal, the seocnd to Toronto. I think I have done in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand miles!
So you have to excuse my laxity in posting a new and substantial blog. I will do this, but when I am home again. I am keeping up with everyone on the e-mails and facebook, and though I am not posting a lot on twitter, I am answering the messages I receive. It's always great to hear from you, so keep on writing!
'Saints of New York' has done well, at least from the reviews and reports I have received from readers. I don't know that my books will ever light up the top of the bestseller lists, but we keep on trying. I think the top of the bestseller lists will be forever crowded with celebrity memoirs, cookery books, and the usual formulaic stuff. I don't say this critically, of course, but sometimes it is a little frustrating to see one book after another released that seems to be an awful lot like the last one! In France they have a wonderful expression for such books - 'written with the feet'!
Anyway, I shall drag my bitter and exhausted carcass back across the border into France, and we shall speak again soon! I hope all is well with you.
Best wishes, always,