Giovanna Fletcher will be touring the UK with her fourth novel, Always With Love.
Giovanna Fletcher announced the tour on Twitter last week. It will kick off on 2 June with a sold-out evening event in London to officially launch the book. Giovanna is then going on to hold signings in Southampton, Reading, Chelmsford, Lakeside, and Milton Keynes.
We spoke to Giovanna about what she’s most looking forward to about the tour, to which she says: “Meeting readers! Writing is a very lonely experience so getting out and talking to the people who enjoy what I create is a lovely feeling.
“I tend to talk far too much and get quite giddy,” she admits. “I’m just so grateful to anyone who turns up. It’s something I’ll never take for granted.”
Of the sold-out London event, Giovanna adds: “It’s very flattering to know people want to come along and hear me talk. We’ve done a few Q&A events now and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each one.
“I get a little nervous just before and tend to overshare – but it makes for a funny night,” she continues. “I never know what people in the audience are going to ask, so I’m really kept on my toes. I get a real adrenaline buzz from the friendly energy that’s usually in the air at those events. It’s lovely.”
Always With Love is Giovanna’s fourth novel, and is a sequel to her first, Billy & Me, which was released in 2013.
Asked what it was like to revisit the characters, Giovanna says: “It’s literally like catching up with old friends. It’s wonderful. I never like to think of the final page of a book as ‘the end’. I like to think of the characters continuing with their lives and experiencing a whole new wave of highs and lows. Therefore, it’s been nice to revisit Sophie and Billy when a fresh set of obstacles have been thrown their way.”
The full dates for the Always With Love tour are:
2 June – Waterstones, London – 18.30 (includes a talk and Q&A)
3 June – Waterstones, Southampton – 12:30
3 June – Waterstones, Reading – 17:00
4 June – Waterstones, Chelmsford – 12:30
4 June – Waterstones, Lakeside – 17:00
5 June – Waterstones, Milton Keynes – 17:00
Always With Love can be pre-ordered for £5.99. Those pre-ordering the book from Waterstones before midnight on the 1 June will be in with a chance of winning afternoon tea for two in London with Giovanna herself!
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