I've been out and about in the actual, real, Scottish, early-summer sunshine to go and listen to Lesley read from her new novel Chosen, her first published by Birmingham based publishers Tindal Street.
It was good to catch up with everyone and especially good to listen to extracts from the novel - Lesley's deadpan humour and the voice of her narrator were definitely a hit with the audience and her accutely observed descriptions resonated with everyone. I'm looking forward to reading it. The structure is especially intriguing - past and present interwoven in a way she hadn't anticipated as she was writing it.
Good stuff...and the packed room demonstrated just how popular Lesley's novels are.