Archive | January, 2013

Me, Suzy P, launched into the world…

21 Jan

Signing the books (sparkly pink pen, natch)

Last Thursday I was very nervous. Very, extremely nervous. Why? Because the day had finally come to launch Me, Suzy P, out into the world. And snow was forecast to come. I had visions of me, standing in a bookshop by myself, watching tumbleweed roll past into a snowdrift. It seemed a very Suzy thing to happen, what with disaster stalking her every move.

But…the snow held off just long enough until the next morning, and people came. My lovely friends, and some equally lovely people I’d not met before, ventured out into the night to help me celebrate the release of Suzy into the wild.


The inspiration for the book and my most embarrassing moments…EVER!

We were at the wonderous Mr B’s Emporium at Bath, and they did SUCH a fantastic job, I couldn’t have asked for better. There were sweets. Oh, so many sweets. Jelly babies and smarties and flumps and strawberry laces, and everyone was on a sugar high (which is never a bad thing).

I’d made a mood board which gave people an insight into the inspiration behind Me, Suzy P, which also featured a playlist for the book  and my top ten most embarrassing moments. These involve falling over a lot, injuring myself a lot and made me realise I’ve spent a lifetime making an absolute donkey of myself. Ah, happy days.

I did my talky bit and although I hate public speaking and wanted to throw up before hand, I didn’t a) die b) fall over c) vomit , so I’m definitely chalking that up as a success. I signed lots of books, so many in fact that my gorgeous sparkly pink pen ran out of ink.

jelly babies

So many sweets!

It was a lovely evening, and I’m super touched that so many people came out to support me, so if you were one of them, thank you SO much. You rock.

Me, Suzy P Blog Tour – Day Five

18 Jan

Me_SuzyP_CVRIt’s the last day of my blog tour, and I’m shedding a tear at the thought of leaving my wonderful, yet imaginary, tour bus behind me. I’d just like to say thank you to all the lovely blog peeps who’ve hosted me this week. However, I’m going out with a bang, and today I’m over at Falling Books blog, giving the playlist to accompany Me, Suzy P.

There’s also a meme of David Tennant clapping to welcome me, which I like A LOT.

Check it all out here.

Enjoy people, it’s been a blast, and thanks for joining me…

Blog Tour, Day Four – Readaraptor

17 Jan

RAIMY2It’s the penultimate day of blog tour now, and I’m going to be very sad to leave my imaginary tour bus behind. I’ve got rather attached to it these last few days. (Note to self: get out more).

Anyway, today I’m talking about Me, Suzy P over at Readaraptor and giving a low down on Suzy, her mates and some of her family. You can also read Readaraptor’s lovely review of the book. Wanna find out more? Then clicky here to be taken to the Readaraptor site.

Blog Tour, Day Three – I Want to Read That

15 Jan

Profile BlueToday the Me, Suzy P Blog Tour tour bus* cruises to a stop at I Want to Read That.

Read the wisdom of Suzy P as she offers her suggestions for avoiding embarrassment in public. Although she’s possibly not the best such person to be giving this advice, as she embarrasses herself constantly.

If you’re no stranger to humiliation, you’d best step this way for some hints and tips…

There’s also a lovely review of the book, too.

*I’ve totally created a fictional tour bus for myself to travel around in while I’ve been doing this. It has lots of beds, books and chocolate in it.

Blog Tour, Day 2 – Bookster Reviews

15 Jan

blog buttonDay two of my blog tour and I’m over at the lovely Bookster Reviews.  You can read an extract from Me, Suzy P – the entire first chapter, in fact. Just enough to whet your appetite.

So make your way over here in an orderly fashion, you lucky, lucky things…