Well, despite the appalling weather that hit the NSW south coast on Saturday, the good reading folk of Kiama and surrounds turned out en masse to join me for my author talk and afternoon tea at Kiama Library.
With about 50 people in the audience, there didn't seem to be a spare seat in the auditorium, and there was lots of great discussion.
As usual, I gave a taste of Harry's World, reading from the book - the scene where Harry meets Sandrine, a.k.a. Madame Méchante, always sets the hard-boiled scene perfectly, and with a good measure of sex appeal! Well, it is PI Harry Kenmare, after all.
And after chatting about my writing and my various sources of inspiration, we got into some lively discussions around crime and corruption, with the audience having more than enough questions to take us well over the allotted time.
It was a great afternoon, and my many thanks to Florence, Wendy, Gillian, David and Michelle (from the Friends of the Library, and the Library itself) for hosting me and making me feel so welcome.