It’s just over a month since Looking Out of Broken Windows was published and in that time it’s turned up in all sorts of places. The first (pre-publication) copy in the wild was seen hanging out on the doorstep of the Oxted Book It! Lit Fest in February, where it was waiting for Vanessa Gebbie: LOoBW Oxted   Since then it’s been on Twitter, courtesy of @prozactaker: LOoBW @prozactaker The brilliant Lizzie Forbe’s posted a photo of her copy: LOoBW Lizzie Forbes twitter   It made it onto the shelves of the excellent Bookstop Cafe in Lincoln: LOoBW Bookstop   My great friend, beta-reader and editor of many of my early stories, Jodi Cleghorn instagrammed a couple of photos of (most probably) the first copy to make it as far as Australia: LOoBW Jodi Cleghorn 1 LOoBW Jodi Cleghorn 2 A copy has even made it onto the Brighton Waterstones’ short story display curated by the talented writer and bookseller, Sara Crowley:

Brighton Waterstones

Great Stephen King quote above the display and I am very grateful for the handwritten recommendation that has been placed beneath my book:

‘Discovering a new writer with talent as fine as Powell’s is a real pleasure. Highly recommended.’
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And just last week, while browsing at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, I saw it on the shelves of a bookshop for the first time myself: LOoBW FoylesThis feels like the culmination of many years of work. Now to finish the novel (and the next novel, and the next collection) while promoting this baby. Onwards and upwards.