I don’t think I’ve mentioned enough recently how much I love the books of Sue Moorcroft. Anyone go back as far as I do and remember the paperback of Uphill All The Way, way back in 2005 (you can get it on your kindle nowadays)? Katie Fforde called it “a strongly written story that many women will relate to”, and that’s been Sue’s trademark ever since – wonderful stories, beautifully written, that speak to your heart.
Who can forget the Middledip years – beginning with Starting Over, with everyone’s favourite, Ratty? (It’s only 99p for kindle at the moment if you fancy giving it a try…). If you forced me to pick a favourite, I think it was Is This Love?, the fourth Middledip book: here’s my review. Well, until The Wedding Proposal, which took us away from Middledip, and ran it a very close second – another review I’m delighted to share again.
When Sue decided to set up a Street Team – and you can read more about it here – I was one of the first in the queue. There’s nothing particularly onerous about being part of a street team – just sharing news, sharing posts, letting people know about special offers, telling people about the books you love. You might just have noticed the hashtag #TeamSueMoorcroft on some of my tweets. In return, you have privileged access to news – through a private Facebook group – from the an author whose writing is special to you, and become part of a group of virtual friends who share your love for the books of one of your favourite authors.
Yesterday was wonderful. Some of those virtual friends got together in a hotel in Leicester – the Belmont Hotel did us proud – for a lovely relaxed lunch in Jamie’s Bar and time with our favourite author.
Sue shared news about her forthcoming book – The Christmas Promise, to be published by Avon Books UK, and available for pre-order (we’d called the get together Christmas in May in its honour…), we talked about everything under the sun, and virtual friends became real ones. And we all received a lovely goodie bag as a gift from Sue – thank you Sue, those chocolates kept me going as I lingered on Derby station on the way home! A lovely, lovely day – more meet-ups to come, when hopefully other team members can join us too.
If any of your favourite authors have a Street Team, do think about becoming part of it… and, of course, Team Sue Moorcroft would always be happy to welcome more friends….
For more information on Sue Moorcroft and her books, she has an excellent website: she also has a Facebook author page, and you can follow her on Twitter…