KAREN CHARLTON, whose debut historical novel was published before Christmas, will be signing copies of Catching the Eagle at Waterstone’s, Newcastle, on January 14.
Karen, a teacher who leaves in Marske, Cleveland, hit on the idea for her story – the first in a planned Regency Reivers series – when researching husband Christopher’s family tree.
It led her to Jamie Charlton, a farm labourer convicted of a notorious burglary at Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland, in 1809 when £1,157 in rent money was stolen.
Karen will be in the Emerson Chambers store next Saturday from 1-3pm. Tel. 0191 261 7757.
Another North East author, Barry Stone, from Whitley Bay, will be signing copies of his novel, Barking at Winston, in Waterstone’s, Durham, on January 18 from 9am.
Barking at Winston is the story of Bruce, an abandoned puppy who lends a paw to the family who adopt him.
This engaging tale from a pooch’s perspective has been a huge success since being taken up by publisher Constable in the autumn.
Further details about the signing on 0191 383 1488.