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Top-selling author set for home town signing

By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West

AN AUTHOR from Dumfries is set for a public signing of her book — as it hits the top of sales charts in the UK and abroad.

Lucy Cameron’s debut novel Night is Watching is currently the number one title in the Amazon horror charts in Canada, and sitting at number two in the UK.

Reacting to the success of the crime thriller, Lucy, 38, said: “Seeing the book climb the charts and break the top ten in both countries was a thrill especially the UK chart.

“Finally achieving number one and two respectively in Canada and the UK meant so much, especially with my first book.”

Night is Watching tells the story of police detective, DS Rhys Morgan, who is seconded from Missing Persons to a serial killer investigation where couples are being murdered in their own homes.

And with issues in his own personal life, DS Morgan begins to experience things from his dreams leaking into his reality — coming to believe he is being pursued by something demonic as he tries to solve the case.

Keen to pursue her career as a novelist, Lucy left her career in retail management in and moved into her dad’s garden shed in Dumfries, wearing thermals for warmth as she writes by candlelight.

Lucy Cameron has been funding her dream to become a crime fiction writer by working at The Theatre Royal in Shakespeare Street, and says her interest in writing stems from her love of film and theatre.

And she is a keen scriptwriter who hopes to see her plays onstage, following her scriptwriting debut as part of the National Theatre Scotland’s ‘Five Minute Theatre Show’ project in 2014.

The book signing takes place at the Dumfries Waterstones store in the town’s High Street on Saturday July 29 from 1 pm.

And it follows a very successful launch at the Theatre Royal, Dumfries, when her book was published in April.

Night is Watching is published in paperback and eBook formats and is available from all good bookstore and online.

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