Thursday, May 09, 2002
Hiya Neil, long-time-reader first-time-caller. I check your journal everyday and I keep seeing questions like "...when will you be signing in Dirtcreek, Tennessee?' or "...doing a reading in Bigtown, Upstate?". what I would like to know is, is there any chance of you doing a signing - or reading - in Ireland? I know you spend some time here, relaxing and/or writing. Please, please do an apperance in Ireland, you have a huge number of fans here!

I love Ireland. Haven't done a signing there since, ooh, Hodges Figgis in Dublin in 1997, so it's definitely time. Honestly, it'll be up to Bloomsbury for Coraline -- if a bookshop asks for me hard enough and seriously enough (and soon enough), they'll may have a shot at getting me for a reading or a signing. But the request has to go to the publisher from the bookshop.