This seems a bit weird, doesn't it? I mean, you don't expect to find authors following you around real-world book shops. Though perhaps it'd be nice to bump into David Mitchell or Stephen King as you're browsing.
I'll keep this short, and do tell me to go away if it's getting a bit weird.
My name's Lloyd. I live in South London. I've got two children and a lovely wife (she's the chief executive of a literacy charity). I've written four books. I hope to write a good few more.
My first three books - The English Monster, The Poisoned Island, Savage Magic, and The Detective and the Devil - are set in London in the early 19th century. They feature a detective who's never heard the word detective - a constable called Charles Horton - and his boss, magistrate John Harriott. Horton and Harriott are from the River Police Office in Wapping, London's second police office after Bow Street. The crimes they investigate are not quite what they seem to be.
If you're interested, I enjoy reading literary fiction and stuff at the more speculative end of the spectrum - horror, fantasy and science fiction. My favourite book is The Portrait of a Lady. My favourite author - possibly by virtue of how many of his books I've read - is Stephen King. The best novels I've read recently were The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman and Gillespie and I by Jane Harris.
I blog at www.lloydshepherd.com, I've got a Facebook page (Lloyd Shepherd: Author) and a pretty active Twitter account (@lloydshep). Do come and say hello. We can talk, then, without me feeling that I'm intruding.