Tea with Kerry Fisher
I have been a huge fan of Kerry Fisher's work since I read her Debut Novel as a self published Author with THE CLASS CEILING, later published under the name School Gate Survival Guide.
Which I bought as a physical copy and is one of the rare books that I have read, and re read.
Why re read a book when there are so many out there, so little time, and you know the plot?
Well do you know...sometimes knowing what is going to happen makes the read more enjoyable the second time round. You can concentrate on the relationships, story writing in a more relaxed manner, you aren't reading to work out the plot or rushing to the end to get there.
Also, TSGSG, has the most wonderful characters with a great relationship and is like picking up an old friend and feeling comfort. It is also one of the few books where I laughed out loud, as well as empathised.
Kerry then went on to write The Island Escape, and After The Lie.- Kerry brought me another copy at Tea with the new cover, her picture is of signing them.
I have been chatting online with Kerry over the last few years, but always missing the chance to meet her. When Louise Beech had a recent book launch in London, and finding Kerry Fisher was going to attend, well I would write two birds, one stone, but that sounds extreme.
It was the icing on the cake!
I trawled Kerry's books with me to be signed, as well as purchasing Louise Beech's books - The Mountain in My Shoe, which she was launching and How to Be Brave. Another bonus was Michael J Malone was there, and my good friend Timi convinced me to buy his.
A Suitable Lie, which was just going to be published. All excellent reads by the way.
So How did I get to go to Tea with Kerry, and TImi... Insomnia and Cheek... yep, I made Insomnia work for me.
After a hectic time, I hadn't been sleeping so well, and writing up how much I enjoyed meeting Kerry, but not having time to chat for long...she popped up on social media. Then Timi was awake and a chat room was set for us to meet up and have a chat, and proper meet.
Well If I wasn't sleeping at 5/6 a.m. I definitely didn't after then.
Tea was the Christmas High Tea at Ham and Yard in London.
We were taken and spoilt with an array of goodies...and I was soon in a gluten and tea coma... However, chatting over tea with Kerry, and Timi was such fun. We discussed family life, writing routine, and it was one of the most sublime, no awkwardness, just a great time.
It will be one of the best times that I have spent in London, with two lovely ladies.
Thank you both for taking time out of your lives to come to London for Tea...and yes, we will be doing it again next year.
So, I was always told, if you don't ask you don't get...so I asked and look what I got.
An experience to remember.