BEST-selling author Josephine Cox will be spending the day in her home town next Thursday.

The Blackburn-born writer will be celebrating the publication of her 50th novel The Runaway Woman with a series of events in the town.

From noon she will be at Blackburn Library to meet and greet her fans and to sign copies of any of her books they might wish to bring along.

Admission is free and there is no need to book.

Then the Thwaites Empire Theatre at Ewood will be hosting An Evening With Josephine Cox in which she will discuss her life and work.

For details of An Evening With Josephione Cox, contact the box office on 01254 685500.