A BROMSGROVE author who released her debut novel during the pandemic will be holding a long-awaited official book signing this Sunday, May 8.
The event – at The Summer House at The Boat Shack in Upton Warren – will also coincide with the launch of her second, follow-up novel.
Due to work and family commitments, it had taken Fiona Partridge 15 years to write her first fictional story of Rob and Annie Lawson.
Lockdown in 2020 finally provided the perfect opportunity for her to put pen to paper and ‘The Colour of Marriage’ was published in October.
She had hoped to hold a face-to-face launch last autumn but, despite the easing of some lockdown restrictions, she felt the time was not appropriate to encourage a social gathering. Instead, she focused on writing ‘Annie’s Story’.
‘The Colour of Marriage’ had been written from lead character Rob Lawson’s perspective. ‘Annie’s Story’ takes the reader on a parallel journey that gives Rob’s wife a voice as she copes with the consequences of certain life choices her husband has made and the impact on their family life and her health.
‘The Colour of Marriage’ was met with critical acclaim following its release and devotees have eagerly awaited its follow-up.
‘Annie’s Story’ will be officially released tomorrow (Saturday, May 7) with the signing between 1pm and 3pm the day after.
At the event, people can meet the author, buy copies of both books, have them signed and have pictures with Fiona.
She said: “The Boat Shack was an inspirational setting in the development of both books so is the perfect venue for holding this long-awaited event.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting people now – those who have already read my first novel and those completely new to the lives of the Lawsons.”
Fiona’s books can be purchased direct at fionapartridge.co.uk as well as from The Boat Shack and from leading booksellers.