Fans meet star crime fiction author Martina Cole at Romford shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 October 2017

Celebrity author Martina Cole at a Romford book signing at The Liberty last month. Photo: The Liberty

Celebrity author Martina Cole at a Romford book signing at The Liberty last month. Photo: The Liberty


Crime fiction fans were thrilled to meet critically acclaimed author Martina Cole at a special event in Romford last month.

Hundred’s of the crime author’s devoted fans flocked to The Liberty Shopping Centre on Saturday, September 23, to meet her at WHSmith’s and get their copies of her latest book, Damaged, signed.

The award winning author said: “It’s wonderful to be back at The Liberty. Luckily I have a loyal readership, I even know some of my fans by name.”

And Andy Sweatman, WHSmith manager, added: “Martina Cole’s latest book signing was a huge success.

“The book is flying off the shelves and we have already had great feedback on her latest thriller.”

The packed out crowds all had a wonderful time.

Jonathan Poole, The Liberty’s centre manager, commented: “As always there was a great turnout at the centre for Martina and we are already looking forward to her next signing!”

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