Ann Cleeves is the real deal

Ann Cleeves, author of many books including Raven Black and White Nights, set on the Shetland Islands, has been guest- blogging this week at Minotaur St Martins Moments in Crime blog. In her last post, Moments In Crime: The real deal, Ann writes:

"At the end of the month I'll be coming to the US to talk about WHITE NIGHTS, meet readers and take part in Bouchercon.  One of the events – at Port Washington Library, Long Island – is a traditional Shetland tea.  I'll show some images of the islands and explain about the places that have appeared in or have inspired the books.  For those who can't make it, and because this is my last post, I thought I'd share some of the images with you now.  If you click on the pictures they should become larger and clearer."

The rest of the post features some lovely pictures – including puffins! – which make me very keen to visit those remote parts of Britain. But apart from that, Ann's posts this past week show perfectly how to "guest blog" – she has written about what interests her, shared her opinions and other thoughts with readers, and has not assumed that everyone is interested to read about her "just because she is a well-known author". Thanks, Ann, for a lovely set of posts this week, and I hope the tour of the USA is successful.