BEST-SELLING Black Country author Miranda Dickinson will be signing copies of her new book at Merry Hill this weekend.

The popular chick lit writer, who lives in Lower Gornal, will be at Waterstones on Saturday November 15 from 11am to 1pm to promote her new read I'll Take New York - a tale of love, misunderstandings and second chances in the city that never sleeps.

Advance copies of the book will be available at the event - ahead of its official December 4 release date.

The romantic novel, Miranda's sixth release for Avon, will revisit scenes and characters from her much-loved debut tale Fairytale of New York, published in 2009,.

Dubbed an "almost sequel" by the author - it follows the blossoming friendship between Brooklyn bookstore owner Bea James and psychiatrist Jake Steinmann who are unexpectedly thrown together at an engagement party for leading Fairytale characters Rosie and Ed.