An author who took on her Twitter trolls in her debut novel will be officially launching it in St Albans this weekend.

Angela Clarke took abusive tweets sent to her and printed them word for word in crime thriller Follow Me.

The London-set mystery follows a rookie reporter who is enlisted to help police track down a 'Hashtag Murderer' who enthrals the nation by posting clues to their victims on Twitter.

The book was released as an e-edition and in paperback before Christmas and sold more than 12,000 copies in the first couple of weeks, charting on the paperback fiction chart at 43, and was named Amazon’s Debut of the Month for January.

It was also discussed on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review show by journalist Caroline Criado-Perez, who was infamously trolled when she campaigned for a woman to remain on Bank of England banknotes.

Angela, who lives in St Albans, will be at Waterstones in St Peter’s Street on Saturday, January 30 from 7pm and everyone is welcome. Guests can enjoy a cocktail or a mocktail and Angela will be answering questions about the book, the themes tackled in it and how to make a success of a writing career as well as signing copies of Follow Me.

Details here.

Find out more about Angela and her book here.