One of the great joys to me of going to different events is you never know who you’re going to meet or the outcome of that meeting. Shortly before the seriousness of COVID-19 became apparent, in those heady days when you could travel freely and talk to whoever you wanted, I went to a gathering of authors and bloggers in Stoke-on-Trent. One of the people I met was Claire Birkin, who runs the Bibliophile Book Haven Group on Facebook.

Since then, we’ve had fairly regular contact (obviously at a very unsocial distance), and she has been very supportive of the launch of Carrion.  Even before the actual launch, she offered to arrange for me to have a takeover slot – or something like that – on her Facebook group. As you may have gathered, I’ve never done this kind of thing before, but I’m willing to give it a go.

So, we’ve now agreed a date and time and those are Thursday 28th May (yes, this coming Thursday!) at 9pm. If you can tear yourself away from The Real Marigold Hotel or, by contrast, First Dates Hotel, or any of the other equally compelling options on TV around that time, it’d be great to have you along. Although you’re welcome to, you don’t need to participate. You can just sit back and watch me crash and burn as I read some brief extracts and answer any questions thrown at me.

If you’re interested in joining in, the link to the group is behind the book cover below. Before you click on it, though, I’d like to share the review of Carrion Claire posted on Amazon, Goodreads and the group.


This story takes us on an adventure. A thrilling fascinating adventure where we are constantly learning more about things as we go. Salin and his friends embark on a journey far more involved than they had planned for. The villain is as villainous as they get and incites huge dislike very early on. There are a few shocking moments throughout the book but I wont give any spoilers here except to say one was really upsetting and tragic and the other well let’s just say the beast was not what I expected. Read this book it has action adventure thrills a troll a dragon i mean who doesnt love a dragon and many many birds. This is my first book read by this author but certainly wont be my last the description is really good and you can imagine the settings clearly. Brilliant job Graeme Cumming.


Come on! You’ve got to be tempted now, haven’t you?