Here we go with the first of the short videos where I answer your questions. The first up is from Francesca Jefferies. Thank you so much, Francesca, sorry the graphic has your name spelled incorrectly.
For fellow F1 fans, the Singapore Grand Prix this afternoon has the potential to be very interesting with both Red Bull cars under performing.
All for now, but do watch out in the coming days for for another two short videos.
Thank you for all your wonderful messages yesterday, I appreciate every single one.
Remember I asked you to post some questions here on FB for me to answer while being filmed? Well, in the coming days, if I can make the technology work, I'm going to post the videos, so keep a look out to see if your question was selected.
Meanwhile, here's a photo of the last of the nectarines from the little tree in my summerhouse. Also, I was surprised to see a late poppy and a foxglove flowering in the garden yesterday. It's been a strange growing season.
HURRAH, it's paperback publication day for A Secret Garden Affair here in the UK! And what better way to celebrate than to feel a million dollars while swanning about the house in these fab new shoes today? Well, a girl needs to treat herself when it's a special occasion. The shoes will also be going to Japan with me when I go to see my younger son in Japan very soon. I'll be just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in my ruby slippers skipping down the Yellow Brick Road! Better that than the role Moira Shearer played in the film The Red Shoes ...
But I digress! If you haven't already read A Secret Garden Affair, and I know many of you have and have been in touch to say how much you loved it, you should be able to find a copy in all good bookshops as well as supermarkets and Amazon. Do let me know if you can't find the book as you can count on it my publisher will want to put that right!
I’m just travelling down to Southampton to join a cruise and I’ve been looking for a copy to take on the ship with me xx can’t wait to lie in the hot tub with the cocktail of the day and your book 📖 🍹 hit 🛁 x yeaaaa
Secret Garden affair ordered! I love your shoes! Shoes are a big thing for me. Sadly, I can't wear heels anymore, but still love them!
Loved this book, listened on Borrowbox as I am blind as a bat!
Fab shoes, red shoes, red lipstick your good to go!
How're your feet fairing after a day of wearing them?! Hope you're having a wonderful publication day 🙂
I love everything about this!
Happy Publication Day! Love the red ruby shoes.
This week I have read Mother's and Daughters and Going Back to Island House and now you tell me I have another one to find. Oh dear. It looks like the decorating will have to wait. 🤣🤣
Click those Ruby slippers because home is where the heart is! Enjoy your visit with your son!
I’ve just down loaded it ready to read when we go to Thailand next week. Really looking forward to reading it 😊
Love the shoes I have just picked up my copy and I can't wait to start it tonight.💘📚
I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore Toto 💙🐾
Love the shoes ❤️. I've just bought the kindle edition - saving it for our Norfolk Broads adventure next month 😀 x
gorgeous colour shoes!!
Congratulations and those shoes are not meant for walking!!! 😉
I've always loved red shoes 👠 👠
Lovely book and shoes! Our middle son and his fiancée are getting married next month and they're going on a cruise around Japan for their honeymoon!
Morning Erica, look what I picked up with my Tesco Click and Collect this morning 🙂! That's my weekend sorted! Excuse the make-up less look, and the unkempt hair. I don't have to go into the office today 😆
Brilliant on all counts. And a girl simply cannot have too many shoes!! I have some new sassy pink ones with diamante ankle straps. Wore them to give a presentation on Sunday! Well done for the paper back. I am re- reading Song of the Skylark
Love those shoes x
Love those shoes ❤️
I’m looking forward to getting my copy of A Secret Garden Affair.I’m reading The Real Katie Lavender at the moment. I love your red shoes. Have a great time in Japan. It was always on my bucket list to go there. Take care.
Love your new shoes xxx
Great news and fab shoes ☺️
Great. I'll look for it next time I'm shopping.
Great shoes, too!!!
Sounds very interesting to me, thank you. Great video. I spy a dolls house behind you!! P.S. I love your room.
Loved Secret Garden Affair, I normally read your books in 2 days, I've read them all. The one I struggled with was Mothers and Daughters, I had a few attempts at starting it for some reason, enjoyed it once I got into it . Eagerly awaiting the new book next year
I really liked hearing you speak for the first time it was interesting where you got your inspiration from for a secret garden affair too. I thoroughly enjoyed your book
Doing great in front of the camera!❤️And yes, I know the feeling …
Well said Erica. I really enjoyed this book and sure many others will. Looking forward to reading it again but taking more time as I'm always impatient to turn the page to find out what's going to happen on first read
Can't wait to read it !! EXCITING !! loved seeing you on video, I keep thinking that one day I might bump into you as I live on the Norfolk/Suffolk Border and spend a lot of time in Suffolk
I watched your delightful video as I sat in my kitchen in Aotearoa NZ - you're an absolute pro, Erica. Thanks for cheering me up! And I can't wait to read your latest x
lovely to see a video of you well done I hate seeing myself in a mirror let alone on film 🤩
Loved the book Erica.
I’m the same …… hate hearing my voice and seeing myself on video etc🤦♀️
Really enjoyed the book. Ready for the next one now!😊
Well done! Don’t know why your’e hesitant about doing it! it really doesn’t show.. you sound great
Excellent read 📚 You were a natural on screen x
It was so lovely to hear you speaking. I’m loving Elfrida and the story. Great to hear of Norah Lindsay being your inspiration. 💜 I love all your books. Every one is so unique.
Have read it and loved it!!
Erica, you present yourself beautifully.😄. It’s always a joy to read your books.
Well done sounds so interesting & looking forward to reading the book
Loved the book and keep them all and re-read and lend to friends.
Wonderful video. You have a lovely way of speaking 😄
Roll on Thursday I cannot wait to read this one, you sound and look lovely as always Erica.💘 📚
As soon as the book shop in Wymondham calls I shall be down there to pick up the book for my Aunt & one for myself 😊xx
That's fabulous Erica. I think you may be a secret actress as you always come across as a very confident person in your lives and videos. My husband just said I've bought you that book and you haven't started it yet - think that's the hint for me to do a little reading later! Xx
Well done Erica and what a lovely book to 🌻
Can’t wait as a bedroom reader I prefer paperbacks! x
You did well. No need to cringe, LOL. I am looking forward to reading your new book, which sounds very interesting. I love gardening and spend many happy hours outside, puttering about.
Marvellous! Have just got your new book can’t wait to get started after my cataract op this week!
An astrologer would say ‘ yes well mercury is retrograde in Virgo’ till 16/9 so communication goes astray in sone manner shape or form … it’s best to review, revise repeat, recover.
So it’s not just you it’s a global thing 🤷♀️
Sounds like me - I'm hopeless with all the fangled stuff.
I tell all the young techno whiz kids that I'm a dinosaur. 😂🤣
A teenager? 😂
Stick to writing, Erica James. Leave the filming to Spielberg.
Following on from yesterday's message, here's a lovely competition for you to win a copy of A Secret Garden Affair and the chance to have an Emma Bridgewater voucher for £100.00. Follow the link provided and good luck to you all!
Sorry to all my overseas readers, but as always the competition is only open to those in the UK. This is never my doing, but it's all about competition Terms and Conditions which vary from country to country.
To celebrate the publication of the paperback of A Secret Garden Affair by Erica James, we're giving you the chance to win a £100 voucher for Emma Bridgewater and a signed paperback copy. To enter, s...