Congratulations to Leslie Scase on the publication of his historical crime novel. Read what he has to say about the launch.

The recent launch event for Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow was held in Pontypridd Museum, which was a lovely venue. As it was my first experience of a launch I didn’t quite know what to expect. The audience was smaller than anticipated but it actually made for a nice friendly atmosphere. Many thanks to our new member Gaynor, for coming along to support. (We had switched the date from 29th March because of clashing with Brexit day !!! Unfortunately the new date for the launch clashed with the televised cup match of Merthyr v Pontypridd.)

Matt Johnson showed his sublime skills as an interviewer, gained from his former occupation and we had a good chat afterwards over the refreshments. However, I am sure that he will agree with me that the highlight was the reading of a few passages by my editor’s husband. To hear my work read aloud by someone with the vocal skills of Mark Brown of Gomer Publishing was wonderful. A few of us continued the evening at one of the pubs featured in the book and we even managed to catch the last fifteen minutes of the match on TV.

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