The Sheriff's Catch

By James Vella-Bardon

A man forced to join the Spanish Armada must flee fatal capture in 16th Century Ireland

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Solid Gold


Hi all

Oh my God what an AWESOME year was 2018 – I’m still recovering from it, if I’m honest! In fact it’s been a fair while since I dropped everybody a line. And with all that’s gone on to date I’m not quite sure where to begin! So off the top of my head, here goes:


1. There & Back Again

We had a little book tour in Malta in September / October 2018. Magical time really. Always great to catch up with all my rellies and besties on 'the rock' (Malta). The book launch at Agenda Bookshop in Valletta drew a good crowd and just loved catching up with so many friends old and new. I hardly had time to get breakfast less a hair of the dog the next morning because it was off to Merlin Library on Bisazza Street where we caught up with a few more friends and met other Malta-based authors like the talented Liah S. Thorley. Just can’t thank everyone at Agenda Bookshop, WHSmith, Merlin Library & BDL Books enough for all the backing they’ve given Sheriff to date.

During our stay on the rock I also enjoyed a fantastic interview with Sheriff fan Trudy Kerr on XFM’s The Big Drive Home – one of my best to date – before being invited to meet the (well, now former) President of Malta H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Her Excellency was tipped off about Sheriff’s achievements by...READ MORE HERE


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