RETALIO London launch!

Left to right: Catriona Troth, me, Jessica Bell, JJ Marsh, Gillian Hamer. Seated in front J D Smith

I was delighted when Triskele Books invited me and Jessica Bell to join them for a joint launch. Four of the five were launching books – JJ Marsh (Bad Apples), Gillian Hamer (Sacred Lake), J D Smith (The Rebel Queen) and Liza Perrat (The Silent Kookaburra). Jessica was launching her tough memoir Dear Reflection.

Triskele Books has some fearsome talent in its ranks and commands a great deal of respect in the indie publishing world and beyond. JJ Marsh’s Cold Press was an Editor’s Choice in the same edition of The Bookseller as SUCCESSIO.

The English Restaurant in Spitalfields hosted us and provided a sense of atmosphere.  Catriona Troth masterminded the author interviews, asking questions and then inviting each of us to do a short five minutes’ reading. I chose the scene from RETALIO when Aurelia is being grilled by the Roma Nova exiles about exactly how close her relationship was with the charming but ruthless Caius Tellus…

Well, we drank fizz, we met old friends and made new ones and we sold a few books. But we had fun and that’s what should happen at a book launch.

With Anita Chapman

With Anita Chapman

In full flow

In full flow

The books

The books

With critique partner Denise Barnes

With critique partner Denise Barnes

The 2016 HNS Conference reunion! With Antoine Vanner, Anita Chapman and Lorna Fergusson

The Romantic Novelists! Denise Barnes, Carol Cooper, me Talli Roland, Anita Chapman

Milling. Debbie Young, Rohan Quine, Jane Davis

General view

General view

Catriona Troth and Jessica Bell

Catriona Troth and Jessica Bell

Hooray for RETALIO!

Hooray for RETALIO!

Interviewed by Catriona Troth

Thank you so much Triskele Books and Jessica Bell for making it such a memorable day.

(Many of the photos are by Erika Bach, Anita Chapman, Jill Marsh, Jane Davis)

 

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIOAURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, came out in April  2017. Audiobooks now available for the first four of the series

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