First Ever Lunch with my Publisher!

Such an exciting lunchtime in Norwich!  My first ever publisher, Jon Wright of Pen and Sword Books, drove down from Burnley today to buy me lunch in Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant in the historic Royal Arcade.  We talked about the success so far of Escaping Hitler, the plans for a reprint and paperback edition and the New York publisher Skyhorse who will present it to the U.S. market in January next year.  Then over tagliatelle we touched on my next project, the biographies of the sixteen female Lord Mayor’s of Norwich, and finally Jon shared his views on the various future ideas I currently have on offer!  He was a lovely man, very experienced and knowledgable and I learnt a lot about the volatile and mysterious publishing industry!  It was another wonderful ‘first’ for me in my ever widening life as a debut published author!!! (And my pink cheeks are due to the large glass of pinot grigio!

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