This weekend the leaves have been falling fast from the trees after the first frosts and some of the puddles have been iced over in the morning.  When watching the weather forecast yesterday evening I realised that there are barely nine hours of daylight now.  Usually I hate the plunge into winter darkness, but this year there seems to be so much to do that I shall probably barely notice it.  In the Family will be published on November 15th and I am also helping several other writers whose books are about to come out.  I am delighted to have been invited to give an author evening at Bookmark, the wonderful independent bookshop in Spalding (the small market town where my novel takes place) and I have also been asked to talk to some reading groups.  I must admit that, although I’m very familiar with talking to bookshop customers, I don’t have much experience of reading groups. Some of them sound very sophisticated.  Does anyone have advice?  What have you talked to them about when you’ve joined them?