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: Since then it’s been on Twitter, courtesy of @prozactaker: The brilliant Lizzie Forbe’s posted a photo of her copy: It made it onto the shelves of the excellent Bookstop Cafe in Lincoln: 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: A copy has even made it onto the Brighton Waterstones’ short story display curated by the talented writer and bookseller, Sara Crowley:
Great Stephen King quote above the display and I am very grateful for the handwritten recommendation that has been placed beneath my book:
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: This 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.